What a Premium Position Letter From Park Evaluation Can Do For Your H1B Petition
By Patrick Boody
While the positional analyses Park Evaluations and our team of professors, together, provide are well-equipped to make the argument that a job offered by a client organization is a specialty occupation as defined by USCIS, the premium position evaluation, alternatively, can further this argument to a degree of thoroughness and detail otherwise unattainable in our standard service. Before talking about what our premium letters entail, let us define again USCIS’s concept of specialty occupation. Accordingly, USCIS considers a position to be a specialty occupation if it requires a) a bachelor’s degree, its foreign equivalent or a degree higher than a bachelor’s; b) the degree the position requires is comparable to those of similar positions within an industry; c) the employer has established that the candidate filling this position must have a specific degree or a foreign degree of equal merit; or d) the prospective tasks associated with the position at hand are “so specialized and complex that [the] knowledge required to perform the duties is usually associated with the attainment of a baccalaureate or higher degree”; it is this final prong that serves as the mainspring of our premium letter, as the letter extensively analyzes the qualities of a position that make it specialized and complex.
The structures of standard and premium position letters are identical besides the fact that premium letters more expansively argue the complexity and uniqueness of a position, as well as the relationality of the degree fields this position requires education experience in. Plainly, our standard letters argue a key handful of duties that make up the crux of a position’s complexity and uniqueness, whereas premiums paint the entire picture for the reviewer.
The premium letter deconstructs and reimagines one of USCIS’ core requirements for specialty occupation: proof of the composition of a highly specialized “body of knowledge.” Rather than limit the idea of a body of knowledge to a singular Bachelor’s degree field, this letter allows the expert to prove that the position requires a set of highly complex skills, shared across multiple degree fields, which would itself form a fully unique and complex body of knowledge.
A greater majority of job duties will be parsed, moreover, to accomplish a fuller review of what would be incumbent on the prospective candidate, and to fully flesh put the underlying skills and knowledge needed for the position in a way that doesn’t necessarily box it in to one degree field. After this, our experts argue why and how each degree field listed as a requirement for the position holds parity with the skills and knowledge borne out in the position’s duties. And, to close, the letter finishes by restating the point in a subsection of its own that there exists significant interrelatedness between all fields, thereby completing the formation of one unique body of knowledge.
Why choose a premium letter?
Our position letters work well at analyzing the main reasons why a position should be considered a specialty occupation; but there exist the scenarios when a briefer letter by nature leaves out the details needed to paint a largescale impression of a why a role is specialized. Moreover, a briefer letter limits what an expert can do in terms of defending a wide variety of degree fields as an appropriate prerequisite for a position.
Ultimately, the option that’s best for your petition may come down to the nature of the proffered position’s requirements. For example, a Software Engineer role requiring an education in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or a related field would in a majority of cases function well as a standard positional analysis. On the other hand, a Nuclear Energy Systems Software Engineer with a degree requirement of Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Physics, Engineering or related denotes complexity and uniqueness unlike that which would be required of a more standard Software Engineer role, as in the previous example. If unsure of which letter to choose, please contact email@example.com for a complimentary assessment of the position requiring an evaluation.