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International Trade Compliance Specialist Posted 9/29/2022

Roles & Responsibilities:

  •  This position reports directly to the VP of Operations
  •  Familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR) and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
  •  Familiarity with national customs requirements, export licensing, economic sanctions and arms embargos, re-export, and retransfer requirements under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), and U.S. anti-boycott regulations.
  •   Be the subject matter expert on International Trade Compliance. Work closely with the Operations and Business teams to ensure customer needs are being met by having proper classifications, licenses, and compliance with regulations in place.
  •  Review items for import/export and ensure compliance with US and other International Trade Compliance Regulations.
  •   Manage export license applications and work with various US Government agencies to ensure proper licenses are in place or can be obtained.
  •    Manage the Customs process and ensure goods are cleared from Customs in a timely manner.
  •    Support internal assessments and audits of import/export activities and assure proper reporting of results.
  •   Facilitate implementation of audit findings of import/export activities to correct any shortcomings.
  •   All other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

  •   Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, plus 8 years’ experience in a compliance role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  •   Previous level of 6 years’ experience in International Trade Compliance required.
  •   US Citizenship required

Physical Demands: 
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, able to handle stressful situations and multi-tasking, able to work under time constrains, and will at times be required to work with some chemicals and bonding agents.  Ability to lift and manipulate 25-pound objects, sometimes overhead.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Trade Compliance Specialist Posted 9/28/2022

Steico Industries, Inc. is looking to bring a Trade Compliance Specialist to our team! The role of the Trade Compliance Specialist is primarily responsible for day-to-day to day processing of export and import compliance activities including writing and releasing procedures and work instructions as well as on-site training.


Responsibilities include reviewing and approving export/import license or permit applications, advising the general manager and senior staff about trade compliance matters, providing trade compliance oversight to all activities, working collaboratively with all departments, and supporting them to ensure they have implemented effective compliance internal controls into their procedures and work instructions, and providing trade compliance training. Has the independent authority to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import, verify its legality and the accuracy of the information to be submitted, and stop any subsidiary transaction.

Primary Responsibilities

·       Advise senior staff about trade compliance aspects and risks of proposed business decisions.

·       Analyze and interpret export and import regulations and maintain current knowledge of changes.

·       Review with department managers their trade compliance internal controls (prepare, write, update and release procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists, and tools) to ensure they are current and compliant.

·       Develop and conduct training that is needed so team members are properly prepared to meet SoCal export compliance requirements.

·       Work proactively with departments to prevent trade disruptions.

·       Monitor, audit & manage compliance activities and the effectiveness of internal controls on an ongoing basis.

·       Prepare, review, approve and submit applications for export/import licenses, permits, and other requests for authorization.

·       Prepare, review and approve technology control plans, and provide technology transfer oversight (including visits and travel).

·       Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk and determine whether due diligence has been satisfied.

·       Ongoing development and management of standardized audit and testing processes needed to identify potential trade compliance issues associated with operational procedures.

·       Review proposals to identify trade compliance needs or issues.

·       Produce and analyze reports from various ERP/MRP and other information systems.

·       Transact records in trade compliance information systems.

·       Prepare and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments.

·       Oversee the export compliance relationships with freight forwarders and customs brokers.

·       Attend meetings as needed to support timely resolution of export compliance (ie. Gate Review) and meetings to update executive staff.

·       Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above.

·       Understand and live by Senior’s ethics and business conduct policies.

·       Manage multiple priorities and service multiple customers and ensures timely responses/guidance and complete projects on schedule.



·       Familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).

·       Strong computer skills including the ability to research transactions and prepare reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems, perform spreadsheet calculations and quickly learn new software tools.

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·       Ability to work at both detail and strategic levels, work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions, and display sound judgment.

·       Ability to prepare or revise procedures, work instructions, forms, and business flowcharts.

·       Ability to prepare and review business documents.

·       Thoroughly familiar with international shipping documents such as commercial invoice, packing list, air waybill, and export license; including consignee information, incoterms, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and license data.


Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree required and 3-5 years experience or equivalent combination.  Experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus. Experience in the aerospace or industrial industry is highly desirable.

Skills and Abilities: 

Customer-focused maintains high energy and a sense of urgency. Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to remain calm in the face of adversity. Able to quickly analyze data and generate countermeasures that meet customer expectations and organizational objectives. Efficient in the use of PowerPoint presentation tools and Excel spreadsheets.

Contact Information:   

Estela Clemenz Clark     Number: 619-840-3429| Email: 

Export Control Manager, Project Kuiper SPACE Posted 9/15/2022

Job ID: 2169584 | Amazon Kuiper Manufacturing

Job summary:
Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

Have you ever wanted to be part of a team who is building industry changing technology? Amazon’s Project Kuiper is an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband network connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world.

Are you looking to create value for millions of customers by helping to develop creative assets for Kuiper? Do you want to work at a company where you are the owner, where you are encouraged to build, and where you have the autonomy to push boundaries? Do you have a passion for design and a desire to bring delightful, cutting-edge products and services to life in an entirely new way? This describes your daily journey. Are you ready? Then join us on Project Kuiper.

Do you get excited by aerospace, space exploration, and/or satellites? Do you want to help build solutions at Project Kuiper to transform the space industry? If so, then we would love to talk!

Key job responsibilities

  • Work with Legal and Global Trade & Compliance teams to drive strategy, drive and enforce global export control processes
  • Drive transactional compliance with export regulations globally, including obtaining and monitoring the use of export authorizations
  • Provide export classification subject matter expertise, maintain jurisdiction and classification determinations, and develop strategic export classification processes
  • Seek automation opportunities and leverage technologies to proactively detect and mitigate export compliance issues
  • Drive scalable business solutions with Kuiper stakeholders, including Engineering, Manufacturing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics, Tax and other business teams to ensure compliance with export regulations globally
  • Maintain deemed export processes and procedures for Project Kuiper customers, vendors, employees, and visitors
  • Develop and conduct new hire and ongoing export compliance training at all levels throughout the business
  • Monitor regulatory changes related to export controls
  • Develop and conduct audits to verify compliance and the effectiveness of systems and processes
  • Manage Export Control team employees

Export Control Requirement:
Due to applicable export control laws and regulations, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e., current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

A day in the life:
Project Kuiper is looking for an Export Control Manager to define program and product requirements to build, maintain and operate the technology, processes and controls which ensure Project Kuiper’s compliance with export control regulations globally.

This role will encompass a broad range of regulatory compliance subjects, including: export compliance processes, software and technology exports, deemed exports, export licensing, export classification and all related export compliance governance requirements related to the business objectives of Project Kuiper.

You will interact with Legal, Global Trade Services, HR, Tax, Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain, and other internal businesses and external stakeholders to drive global export compliance.

This position requires significant experience in export controls and demonstrated use of mechanisms to deliver training, and to enable and monitor compliance of business, engineering and operations stakeholders.

The candidate should be an innovative compliance professional experienced in building cutting edge programs. In this role, the candidate will drive and scale the Project Kuiper export compliance program through development of effective and efficient processes that support the pace of innovation and business that Amazon and its customers have come to expect.

About the team:
Here at Amazon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. Amazon has ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious and earn trust.

Work/Life Balance:
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.

Mentorship & Career Growth:
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Innovation is part of our DNA! Our goal is to be Earth's most customer-centric company, and we are just getting started. We need people who want to join an ambitious program that continues to push the state of the art in space based systems design and wireless systems.

We're dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience developing export compliance and trade control programs
  • 5+ years of experience managing compliance with global export and trade controls
  • 5+ years experience in the ITAR and EAR
  • 5+ years experience delivering business critical projects that are global in nature, and using influence to drive adoption and compliance across engineering and business teams
  • 5+ years of people management experience running and managing teams


  • 5+ strategic leadership and management experience
  • Experience with export controls applicable to sensitive and high-technology products and industries, such as aerospace, microelectronic circuits, telecommunications and encryption
  • Trade compliance experience in both R&D and production environments
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to turn complex compliance requirements into scalable processes

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

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Manager – Export & Licensing Compliance    Posted 9/6/2022

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader.

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international - with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than six fold order book increase since 2000.

AIRBUS requires that all new employees and temporary workers of Airbus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Airbus allows candidates who are not fully vaccinated at the time of hire a reasonable amount of time to obtain vaccinated status. This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 or, if applicable, an approved accommodation for religious or medical reasons.

Position Summary:

Serve as Export Compliance Subject Matter Expert (SME) with responsibility for carrying out various export control activities at the company's Grand Prairie, TX office and DFW, TX Warehouse office. Ensure all exports comply with Airbus standards and the following U.S. regulations to the extent applicable: Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"), Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) regulations, Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), U.S. Customs and Border Protection requirements and other applicable domestic and international trade law regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Policies/procedures and audit/compliance: 30%

  • Develops, revises and implements export compliance policies and procedures.
  • Assists in audits/investigations of potential voluntary disclosures, drafting applicable documents and handling interviews. Manages audit schedule (company-wide and license specific) and action register.
  • Assists Senior Director in corrective action implementation for the Airbus company-wide consent agreement covering a wide range of business functions, locations and duties.
  • Consistently leads the audit of various departments and policies/procedures to ensure that Airbus Helicopters remains compliant with regulations, export license approvals and historical voluntary disclosure directions.
  • Serves as backup to the Senior Director on representation to company senior leadership and other affiliates.

2. Licensing/Agreement work: 30%

  • Manages oversight of preparation and management of ITAR export authorizations (Technical Assistance Agreements, DSP-5's, DSP-61's, DSP-73's, etc.), retransfer requests, commodity jurisdictions and temporary import license applications under the supervision of the Sr. Director, Export Compliance.
  • Manages the preparation and management of EAR export license applications, use of license exceptions, commodity classification requests as needed and other related documentation under the supervision of the Sr. Director, Export Compliance.
  • Updates DECCS and SNAP-R with the export (and potentially import) information obtained from various internal programs, tracks such licenses and their decrementation, and notifies team (data owners) when new licenses are needed.
  • Briefs applicable team members on new/existing approvals, conditions, requirements and reports any issues. Provides technical inputs as required.
  • Executes regular compliance checks on export license approvals, provisos, etc.

3. Documentation/shipping/screening: 20%

  • Oversees the creation of export invoices, shipper's letters of instruction, bills of lading and other documents required to comply with U.S. export requirements and/or the foreign country's import requirements.
  • Reviews all export processes, policies and systems on an ongoing basis and recommends improvements or changes to the Sr. Director, Export Compliance, as needed or appropriate.
  • Oversees proper record keeping of export documentation for the period required by applicable U.S. law and in conjunction with internal company processes.
  • Compiles export data from SAP and ACE in Integration Point (and other various programs that are/will be used) and uses it to create appropriate monthly reports on export activities for Sr. Director, Export Compliance.
  • Executes background checks and due diligence screenings for customers, partners, subcontractors, employees, etc. utilizing Visual Compliance, Integration Point, etc. as needed and provides written reports.
  • Advises internal customers on sanctions updates and provides analysis.

4. Training: 10%

  • Oversight of drafting, revising, presenting various Export Compliance related training sessions by team members (orientation, general and specific topics), tracks attendees and develops/leads new training briefings as needed.
  • Represents Export Compliance team in managers/company-wide meetings to provide updates and relevant communications.
  • Answers questions that arise from team, serve as Subject Matter Expert for licensing, training and audit.

5. Classification: 10%

  • Oversees the export team as it determines the U.S. export classifications of hardware, software, and other items within the jurisdiction of the EAR or ITAR, whichever is applicable.
  • Initiates communications with procurement, manufacturers, engineering, suppliers, and/or company personnel to obtain the information necessary to determine the correct export classifications.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years' experience


  • Masters' degree



  • Minimum eight (8) years' experience and demonstrated knowledge of:
  • Warehouse receiving, storage, issue, supply chain and shipping functions;
  • U.S. Customs regulations; and
  • Export regulations and licensing (including ITAR & EAR).


  • Ten (10) years' experience in export and/or import compliance.
  • Experience in aviation, engineering, or aircraft maintenance and repair data/hardware.
  • Customs Broker License.

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to export licensing, government relations, voluntary disclosures, internal audits and investigations, leadership of training sessions and serving as Subject Matter Expert of US Export regulations.

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to speak additional languages also is a plus.

Technical Systems Proficiency:

  • Demonstrated knowledge with SAP, Integration Point, and export related databases, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge with DECCS, SNAP-R and ACE.

Travel Required:

  • 20% Domestic - Columbus, MS; Washington, DC; other locations as needed.


  • US Person under ITAR definition (U.S. Citizen, green card holder or person covered under our existing ITAR license)


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Government security clearance

Decision Making, Complexity:

  • This position will be involved directly in the daily review and analysis of the licensing/classification of aircraft parts. This position will involve direct contact with customers and require the ability to communicate effectively. This position will also involve the communication and interaction with a variety of disciplines (internal and external) and will require the ability to interact effectively and in productive fashion.

Organizational information:

  • Reports to Sr. Director, Export Compliance

Direct Reports:

  • Exempt: 0
  • Non-exempt: 0

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

  • This position will involve direct review, classification and export of parts for repair, or replacement. It will involve the handling of controlled technical data for export, and will involve the preparation of various licenses. This position is a key contributor to the success of the company and the inability to execute in a compliant manner can lead to large fines, debarment and/or operating under a consent agreement.

Nature of Contacts:

  • Involved, negotiation type communication on a regular basis with internal and external parties

Physical Requirements:

  • Onsite: 80%: remote work available in part-time (max two days a week).
  • Vision: 100%: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings.
  • Hearing: 100%: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms.
  • Speaking: 100%: able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications.
  • Equipment Operation: 20% (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors).
  • Carrying: 10%: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Lifting: 10%: able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs.
  • Pushing / Pulling: 10%: able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools.
  • Sitting: 80%: able to sit for long periods of time in meetings, working on computer.
  • Squatting / Kneeling: 1%: able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor.
  • Travel: 1%: able to travel independently and at short notice.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents): Daily.
  • Personal Protective Equipment required: Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Respirators/Masks, and/or Protective Gloves as required by site and/or customer site

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

NOTE: Airbus Helicopters, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Filing Deadline: Thu 9/22/2022, thereafter Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $120,000 - $170,000 / Year


The Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (RCI) facilitates research, innovation and education for global excellence and is responsible for broad oversight, resources and education for the integrity and compliance issues relating to the conduct of research. RCI has oversight and responsibility for Research Integrity and Misconduct, Conflict of Interest, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Office, Export Control, Dual Use of Research Concern, Facilities Security and monitoring for Foreign Influences, Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest, Good Clinical Practices training, Responsible Conduct of Research training and administration as well as general research compliance monitoring and other related matters. RCI is modeled after the core elements of an effective compliance program which includes high level oversight, written policies and procedures, training and education, reporting and communication, monitoring and auditing, corrective action and discipline/enforcement (based on established UC San Diego policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations and referrals to applicable institutional offices).

It is our mission to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all employees. We have a shared responsibility to build a workplace and culture that celebrates, values, and encourages the diverse perspectives of our employees. Our success is defined by the communities we serve and achieved by creating equal opportunity for all.


Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Compliance and Integrity (RCI), this position has direct management responsibility for the Export Control and Facilities Security program at UC San Diego. The incumbent independently, manages and supervises the Export Control Office professional staff to accomplish the tasks necessary for the effective management of a highly-complex research compliance regulatory environment, inclusive of the review and approval of University agreements, development, implementation and monitoring of technology control plans, determination/application for export control licenses when necessary, inventory of sensitive and/or high risk export controlled equipment, and the development and management of collaborative interactions with partner institutional offices and University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

In addition, under the direct management of the incumbent, the professional staff are expected to provide advice and guidance on highly complex regulatory requirements to faculty, student, staff and administration on the export control and facility security regulatory requirements through personal exchanges and automated processes.

Uses advanced research compliance concepts to interpret highly complex and broad regulations, policies and guidelines. Regularly works on highly complex research compliance issues where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises good judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to anticipate and identify problems and develop and implement the appropriate response and / or action. Errors or omissions may subject the researcher and institution to increased regulatory risk and/or compromise the institution's assurance of regulatory compliance with the federal agencies.Incumbent leads and coordinates institutional-wide initiatives to understand and apply the federal export control, industrial security and research of concern laws and regulations to a wide variety of activities throughout the institution, including research and non-research-related activities that have implications for campus operations.

Oversees the development and implementation of a wide variety of export control education and training tailored for different audiences across campus, including faculty, students, staff and administration. Is responsible for ensuring that the Export Control professional staff manage and update the Export Control Office website with current policies, guidance, best practices and regulatory updates.

This position is responsible for effective functional area management, long-range planning for improvement of operational efficiencies and establishing strategic direction for the export control and facility security operations.

Recommends and implements policies and procedures based on federal and state agency regulations for relevant compliance area. Provides leadership over related compliance committees. Manages all issues related to relevant compliance area. Serves as a liaison between the organization, UCOP and federal regulators, in addition to representing the organization at regional conferences and meetings. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Reviews and approves recommendations for Research Compliance programs for Export Control. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.

Serves as a technical expert and advisor to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for RCI.

This position may be eligible for a Hybrid flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


• Bachelor's degree in related area and 8 years’ experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Major in science, engineering or allied field preferred.

• Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments related to export controls. Demonstrated ability to conduct expert comprehensive, detailed analyses of complex regulations, manage complex compliance reviews and issue recommendations.

• Expert knowledge and ability to apply all of the Federal, state, system and university regulations, policies and federal guidance documents. Must possess expert knowledge of the types or regulations governing international research collaborations, both within and outside the area of export control. Detailed expert knowledge of export control regulations as they apply in an academic environment.

• Advanced work experience with export control education, licensing, and/or compliance, either at a U.S. university, federal government agency, or defense, engineering, or life sciences company. In-depth expert knowledge of Export Control Regulations (Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations) and associated licensing requirements. Thorough understanding of intellectual property issues as they relate to ownership, licensing, patenting and transfer of materials and knowledge in US and abroad.

• Experience working in a U.S. research university environment in a leadership position, inclusive of management of a professional staff with the ability to provide program planning and strategic leadership on export control related matters. Experience in the development of educational materials for a variety of university constituencies.

• Advanced proficiency in public speaking, and writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, sufficient to clearly communicate complex concepts and legal requirements to individuals at all organizational levels, as well as communicating such concepts to large and small groups.

• Strong leadership, project and people management skills.

• Previous experience using the SNAP-R, STELA and DTAS-Online systems; Familiarity using Visual Compliance software.


• Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

• U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Trade Compliance Special        Posted 8/30/2022 

C4 Advanced Tactical Systems (CATS) is a certified Build to Print, U.S. manufacturer specializing in complex and precision products. We provide many services including manufacturing, integration/testing, environmental testing, quality assurance, and logistics services.

Our primary focus is on quality and customer satisfaction. We are ITAR compliant and welcome FMF contracts and pass-through procurement for U.S. origin products.

CATS 65,000 square foot modern facility is located in Central Florida, minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Our facility includes spacious office area, five production clean rooms, high-bay area and ERP integrated warehouse.

We are seeking an experienced Trade Compliance Specialist II to join our team. If you’re a passionate self-starter, CATS is a great place to get ahead. Apply today!

Job Summary

The Trade Compliance Specialist II will provide direct support to the Trade Compliance Manager/Empowered Official.  He/She will have knowledge and experience with the following:

  • Preparing DDTC export license applications (DSP-5).
  • Preparing BIS export license applications (748-P).
  •  Filing Automated Export System.
  • Maintaining required records per recordkeeping requirements.
  • Experience with import processes is a plus.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support functions of the Trade Compliance Office in administering an effective Trade Compliance program to ensure company’s conformance with regulatory and internal policy requirements.
  • Draft, process, and track export license application packages (DECCS and SNAP-R).
  • Support and assist with generation of commercial invoices. 
  • Support and assist with processing of temporary and permanent imports.
  • Analyze and interpret export and import regulations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the regulatory updates.
  • Train employees in proper handling of export-controlled hardware and technical data as well as provides training related to specific export authorizations.
  • Analyze potential export compliance issues.
  • Assist in internal export compliance audits, risk assessments, and process improvement plans.
  • Maintain all required export/import documentation.

Education & Experience

  • BA/BS degree and 2 years of relevant work experience or 4 years of relevant work experience is required.

Knowledge/Skills Needed:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ITAR, EAR, AES.
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule / Schedule B is a plus. 
  • Understanding of ITAR and EAR license application processes.
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communications and presentation skills (verbal and written).
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and ERP systems.
  • Preparation of international shipping documentation is a plus.

Work Environment/Corporate Culture

  • The work environment is in a professional office setting.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 9/80 Work schedule or as assigned. Work schedule will fluctuate accordingly.
  • Full benefits package including medical, dental, STD, LTD, GTL, 401K, Holidays, Vacation, paid time off to eligible employees.
  • COVID vaccinations are required.

C4 Advanced Tactical Systems is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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