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I-9 Compliance Specialist (Temporary/TX).816-2028

Job Title
I-9 Compliance Specialist (Temporary/TX).816-2028

A national telecommunications company seeks an I-9 Compliance Specialist (Temporary) in Houston, TX which is expected to last four to six months.  The position is hybrid:  typically, three days onsite; two days remote.  However, due to the nature of the position, there will be occasions where you will need to be onsite during an entire work week.  The hourly rate is $26 - $31.50.

Primary Duties:
The I-9 Compliance Specialist will perform a full I-9 Audit for a company with ~5,000 active employees and ~800 in scope terminated employees. I-9 forms are partially electronic and partially in paper form and employer participates in E-Verify. Responsible for an audit of all records in accordance with USCIS requirements. Essential functions are noted below:

  • Audit I-9s and supporting documentation for completeness and accuracy following USCIS requirements.
  • Correct I-9 errors according to USCIS standards and obtain any I-9s that may be missing.
  • Maintain I-9 audit log documenting all corrections and steps taken throughout the audit.
  • Audit E-Verify logs to ensure all current employees have been run through E-Verify.
  • Scan all paper I-9s into electronic file management system and organize original paper files appropriately.
  • Find opportunities to streamline business processes and recommend procedural changes based upon current market trends, compliance requirements and internal database capabilities.
  • Recommend a short-list of I-9 protocols for processors/hiring managers to follow to mitigate improperly completed I-9 forms.


  • High school diploma or the equivalent required
  • Bachelor of Human Resources or Business preferred; or any combination of education, training or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • 3+ years in HR operations, HR compliance, paralegal or related experienced required, including a demonstrated knowledge of I-9 and E-Verify requirements, with at least one full I-9 audit completed independently, as well as overall personnel file requirements.
  • Critical Evaluation – ability to analyze current I-9 documents and personnel files to determine compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office suite applications (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Previous experience with HRIS systems (UltiPro/UKG) or other electronic I-9 programs, or equivalent technical aptitude preferred.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and not afraid to question any/all pieces of the current process flow.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting work priorities and collaborate with team(s) to produce deliverables.
  • Ability to meet or exceed productivity and quality standards.
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, and with others, and prioritize work.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts, including technology, and to learn quickly.
  • Ability to understand and operate in an environment with regulatory/compliance requirements.

Frink-Hamlett Legal Solutions is an equal employment opportunity employer and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.


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