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Immigration Specialist

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Immigration Specialist
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Posting Duration: 2/22/2018 - 3/14/2018
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Description

The Immigration Specialist serves as a Designated School Official (DSO) and Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) within the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) unit and is responsible for advising international students and scholars on immigration-related issues.


1. One (1) year (12 months) of responsible work experience in immigration counseling and visa application filing or in a higher education setting performing international student/scholar advising, international student recruitment or international student admissions.

2. Any one or any combination of the following, totaling three (3) years (36 months), from the categories below:
a. Progressively more responsible work experience in immigration counseling and visa application filing or in a higher education setting performing international student/scholar advising, international student recruitment, or international student admissions
b. College coursework leading to a major in business administration, education, administration, one of the social or behavioral sciences, a foreign language or one related to foreign affairs/service
- 60 semester hours equal one (1) year/12 months
- 90 semester hours equals two (2) years/24 months
- 120 semester hours or a Bachelor's degree equals three (3) years/36 months

Note: A Master's degree in Education Administration, Counseling, International Relations, International Development, Cross Cultural Communication, or Communications meets credential #2

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.


$2,944 - $3,826 per month


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: Office of International Studies and Programs
Contact: Kira Shelton
Phone Number:
Comments: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail, or mail will not be accepted.

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam.

College transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources by the end of the day on the posting close date:

Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.