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Lead Specialist– International Trade Compliance (ITC) -REMOTE)   Posted 8/5/2022

GE Aviation Aviation Legal & Business Development 

CategoryLegal Mid-Career 

08/03/2022  R3660025 

Relocation Assistance:No

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Job Description Summary

Job Description

The International Trade Compliance (ITC) team is responsible for the compliant execution of global export control and sanctions laws and regulations. The successful candidate will work closely within the ITC team and GEA programs/functions to compliantly apply trade laws and regulations to support and drive international business. Consistent with the role of the ITC team, the primary tasks of Lead Specialist 1 – ITC include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Working with senior members of ITC team and relevant stakeholders to prepare and submit authorization applications for approval to the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Assist with the development of licensing strategies for compliant business execution
  • Generating, maintaining, and monitoring U.S. Government export/import licenses, agreements, and certifications
  • Ensuring compliance for U.S. Government authorizations, exemptions, and exceptions
  • Maintain records in accordance with U.S. Government regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • Track, status, and provide reports and metrics associated with trade compliance activities
  • Training on compliant execution of trade and sanctions regulations
  • Support to process and procedure improvements and coordinating on implementation thereto
  • Participating as part of a team on projects or initiatives of varying complexities

These tasks are performed with some autonomy but with oversight from more senior ITC professionals as needed and based on the employee’s experience and competencies.  

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

  • Status as a U.S. Person
  • A University Degree or equivalent experience
  • Commitment to compliance and integrity
  • Strong judgement and analytical skills
  • Customer relationship, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Commitment to self-development, learning, and growth
  • Adaptable and capable of managing multiple inquiries and assignments in a time-sensitive environment

Desired skills:

  • Experience with and/or in the applicable of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and regulations administered by OFAC
  • Knowledge of DECCS, SNAP-R, and/or OCR EASE
  • Willing to take on challenges and accept stretch assignments
  • Ability to adapt and grow in an expanding organization

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position


 Senior Specialist 3 – International Trade Compliance (REMOTE) Posted 8/5/2022

GE Aviation Aviation Legal & Business Development

 CategoryLegal Senior Level 08/03/2022 R3660027 

Relocation Assistance:No

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Job Description Summary

Roles & Responsibilities: The International Trade Compliance (ITC) team is responsible for the compliant execution of global export control and sanctions laws and regulations. The successful candidate will work closely within the ITC team and GEA programs/functions to compliantly apply trade laws and regulations to support and drive international business. Consistent with the role of the ITC team, the primary tasks of Lead Specialist 1 – ITC include, but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Preparing and submitting authorization applications for approval to the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Generating, maintaining, and monitoring U.S. Government export/import licenses, agreements, and certifications
  • Ensuring compliance for all aspects of U.S. Government authorizations, exemptions, and exceptions
  • Manage and maintain records in accordance with U.S. Government regulatory requirements and internal policies
  • Track, status, and provide reports and metrics associated with trade compliance activities
  • Coordination amongst the ITC team and with internal stakeholders to understand key business objectives and to develop export and import authorizations that allow for the efficient and timely export of technology, technical data, hardware, and services
  • Training and operational advice on compliant execution of trade and sanctions regulations
  • Identifying process and procedure improvements and coordinating on implementation thereto
  • Participating in and, where appropriate, leading projects or initiatives of varying complexities.

These tasks are performed primarily with autonomy with occasional oversight from more senior ITC professionals as needed and based on the employee’s experience and competencies.

Qualifications/Minimum Requirements

  • Status as a U.S. Person
  • A University Degree or equivalent experience and 3 years of prior relevant trade experience
  • Experience with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and regulations administered by OFAC
  • Commitment to compliance and integrity
  • Strong judgement and analytical skills
  • Customer relationship, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Commitment to self-development
  • Adaptable and capable of managing multiple inquiries and assignments in a time pressured environment with limited oversight

Desired skills:

  • Experience in the application of ITC regulations (ITAR, EAR, Customs) in high volume environments
  • Experience with Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) and Manufacturing Licensing Agreement (MLA) preparation and administration
  • Experience with Commerce licenses and exceptions
  • Service as an Empowered Official
  • Knowledge of DECCS, SNAP-R, and/or OCR EASE
  • Understanding the process of assessing jurisdiction and classification of information, hardware, or services
  • Proactive problem-solver with a record of successful execution
  • Willing to take on challenges and accept stretch assignments
  • Ability to adapt and grow in an expanding organization

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

#LI-Remote - This is a remote position


Req#: R0003134 Posted 8/3/2022

Job Title: Trade Compliance Specialist
Work Location: Bingen, WA (remote possible)
Security Clearance: Ability to obtain a Secret


Job Description:
At Insitu, a Boeing company, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. You can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are core values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

Responsibilities

  • The trade compliance specialist will focus on the full life cycle of trade compliance license requirements, focusing on both Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases and Direct Commercial Sales. The position will hold primary responsibilities for product classifications to include jurisdictional classification against U.S. export control regulations.
  • Responsible for supporting multiple international customers, including Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) cases:

o Drafting Technical Assistance Agreements, Hardware Licenses, FMS exemption documentation and  Internal Compliance Plans

o Tracks and administers license compliance administration program

  • Providing export classifications for new technologies, major systems, parts, components, and technical information.
  • Reviewing and drafting trade compliance related process documentation
  • Interfacing and maintaining strong relationships with engineering and program management groups to facilitate the execution of customer programs and development of new technologies.

Technical Qualifications and Requirements

  • Extensive experience with drafting and management of U.S. Export authorities (U.S. Department of State, Department of Commerce.
  • Experience working Foreign Military Sales cases and utilization of ITAR exemptions related to FMS transactions.
  • Experience researching and evaluating technology against U.S. Export Regulations (ITAR and EAR) to determine export classification jurisdiction to include drafting of Commodity Jurisdictions and CCATS applications.

Personal Characteristics and Skills

  • Ability to priorities and focus on daily repetitious tasks that require attention to detail and are time sensitive.
  • Ability to collect and synthesize data from various stake holders to create clear and compelling written documents
  • Collaborate and communicate with a dispersed virtual team
  • Enjoys working independently to meet internal and external customer timelines and expectations

Relocation Assistance is available and for the right candidate remote would be considered.

Key Qualifications:

The trade compliance specialist will have the ability to self-prioritize and focus on daily tasks that support the operations of the company which require attention to detail and are time sensitive. Insitu’s trade compliance team values the ability to collaborate and communicate with a dispersed virtual team of experienced trade compliance professionals.

The role requires experience with creation of license applications and management of U.S. Export authorities (U.S. Department of State, Department of Commerce).  

The role requires experience researching and evaluating technology against U.S. Export Regulations (ITAR and EAR) to determine export classification jurisdiction to include drafting of Commodity Jurisdictions and CCATS applications. Classification focus will include classification of new developing technology in the Unmanned Aerial System marketplace as well as existing system parts, components, and general products used to support the UAS operations of the company.

Minimum 3 to 5 years U.S. Export Licensing Experience required.

Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance

Experience with OCR EASE software, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Excel, and other Office products

EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity: Insitu’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation and benefits and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Contact information:

Autumn Sorenson

Number: 509-493-9727

Email: autumn.sorenson@insitu.com


Raytheon Technologies Posted 8/4/2022

Req #: 01537026

https://careers.rtx.com/ca/fr/job/01537026/Internal-Audit-USG-Global-Trade-Compliance-Audit-Remote

Job Title: Global Trade Internal Audit Lead
Work Location: USA-Remote
Security Clearance: 
Active DoD Security Clearance a plus.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

 

To realize our full potential, Raytheon Technologies is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

 

The following position is to join our Corporate Internal Audit Team. The Audit Lead (USG Global Trade Compliance) position is an exciting and challenging opportunity to apply and further develop USG compliance and business expertise through planning and performing audits and special projects across the RTX Aerospace businesses. The Internal Audit function is developmental in nature and employees are assisted in furthering career goals through training & development, strategic networking and either progression within our team or rotation into business segment roles.

As an Audit Lead, you will perform reviews of business processes, evaluating effectiveness of internal controls.

Internal Audit provides independent and objective assurance to ensure appropriate financial, operational and compliance controls exist and function effectively at RTX. Internal Audit helps the Company accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management, governance, and financial and operational controls.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead USG Global Trade compliance audits providing process & control improvements aimed at assisting management to attain goals and meet objectives
  • Perform audit scoping to surface risk areas; identify points of potential control weakness and opportunities for improvement
  • Coordinate and conduct interviews with stakeholders during the audit
  • Provide coaching to staff regarding audit tools and processes
  • Present audit conclusions and recommendations to management
  • Draft audit report, perform wrap-up activities and follow-up on findings
  • Continuous self-improvement including technical skills 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, champion for change

Travel as necessary (20% to 25%)

Major focal areas include but are not limited to:

  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Customs and Border Protection Regulations (CBP)
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)

Bachelor's Degree/Advanced degrees preferred, but not required

Basic Qualifications

  • Eight years of experience in Global Trade Licensing and Compliance or five years with advanced degree.  Internal experience a plus
  • US Citizen or US Person (Permanent Resident) status required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong working knowledge in compliance with ITAR and EAR regulations
  • Knowledge with Global Trade audits and assessments
  • Knowledge with Global trade continuous risk monitoring
  • Knowledge in CBP, OFAC, ATF regulations a plus
  • Certified in other USG compliance related certifications
  • Active DoD security clearance a plus

Additional Skills and Abilities

  • Navigate through ambiguity, think critically, leverage problem solving skills and innovation to address problems and make continuous improvements
  • Analyze and turn data into actionable insights for stakeholders (data analytics)
  • Demonstrates leadership with the ability to work effectively and communicate across all levels and functions
  • Works to influence parties regarding policies, risks, opportunities, areas for improvements, practices, and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to facilitate diverse teams
  • Extensive knowledge/experience in project management, strong analytical/problem solving and organizational skills
  • Proactive and results driven


Req. #: R10056693 Posted 8/3/2022

Job Title: Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst

CLEARANCE TYPE: None currently (ability to obtain and maintain if required)

Description

Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Sr. Principal International Trade Compliance Analyst to join our team in Plymouth, Minnesota. The position will report to the Manager of International Trade Compliance for the Armament Systems Business Unit. 

Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and managing comprehensive internal export control strategies to ensure compliance with export laws that enhance foreign policy and protect national security.
  • Determining requirements for and preparing DoS license/agreements and/or DoC licenses for a variety of complex export/import scenarios, including marketing, sales, procurement and ongoing program activities. To specifically include co-production and other complex licensing activity (i.e. MLAs, TAAs, WDAs, Brokering authorizations).
  • Ensuring transactional activities comply with US government regulations and internal procedures by conducting gate reviews for technical data exports, foreign travel, foreign visits, and export/import shipments.
  • Transactional reviews to include conducting thorough assessments to determine and document exemption/exception applicability. 
  • Conducting and/or assisting with Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification analysis and determinations.
  • Conducting contract and proposal reviews and providing appropriate guidance and license/authorization strategy.
  • Managing export/import authorizations through their life cycle, including maintaining applicable records in compliance with regulatory and company requirements.
  • Developing and delivering presentations including Export General Awareness training, program/function specific export training and program/capture export licensing strategy updates to division leadership. 
  • Supporting program and pursuit teams by delivering international trade compliance guidance and strategy which could include in-country support to foreign customers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position emphasizes skills and experience. Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of 12 years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, and/or Legal Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, and/or Legal experience
  • Master's degree with a minimum of 8 plus years of Trade Compliance, Contracts, and/or Legal experience
  • Working knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
  • Experience in the applicability and use of ITAR exemptions and EAR exceptions.
  • Although this position does not require an active Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance, the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Solid experience in writing and managing export authorizations of all kinds
  • Familiarity with the technology release process, exportability challenges and foreign trade regulations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally when needed.

Salary Range: $99,200.00 - $148,800.00

Contact information:

Hiring Mgr. - Kristine McMahon – 763-744-5229, Kristine.McMahon@ngc.com

HR Contact – Rob Bernal - 858-618-6282, robert.bernal@ngc.com

https://ngc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Northrop_Grumman_External_Site/job/United-States-Minnesota-Plymouth/Sr-Principal-International-Trade-Compliance-Analyst_R10056693


Req #: 2022-19692 Posted 7/29/22

Job Title: Regional Customs Compliance Lead

Work Location: Remote

Summary:         

The Regional Customs Compliance Lead is responsible for all aspects of custom compliance related to the import and export of Teledyne products including, without limitation, adherence to applicable Customs laws and regulations pertaining to international trade as well as ensuring compliance with Teledyne Corporate polices. The Lead will interface with the UK Customs Manager, Corporate International Trade Compliance (“CITC”), site-level Import/Export Administrators, and internal and external customers on matters pertaining to customs regulations. 

Customs Procedures and Oversight

  •       Maintain site-specific policies and procedures for Customs Compliance in conformity with corporate-level policies and procedures
  •      Oversee the actions of various site-level personnel related to customs declarations, including personnel in Trade Compliance, Shipping, Receiving, Customer Service,    Purchasing, Logistics and other operational functions.

Broker/Freight Agent Oversight

  •        Oversee the activities of the business’ freight agents or customs brokers. 
  •        Provide standard operating procedures to the agents to ensure that the business’ specific requirements are followed. 
  •      Conduct a periodic review of the customs entries filed by the agents
  •     Meet periodically with freight agent personnel to review performance.
  •      Provide information needed by the agent to make customs entry. 
  •       Review entry data to ensure that all customs entries have been made according to the standard operating instructions and to identify errors. 
  •       Periodically obtain reports from Customs to review the entry data for potential errors.   

Post-Entry

  •        Review weekly reports of entry data from freight agents for potential errors.  Review entry documents of all entries suspected to contain errors.
  •        Perform sample audits of customs entries, documenting any errors.
  •        Thoroughly investigate any reports received regarding any errors made in connection with an importation. Determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the suspected violation.
  •        Document entry errors and resolution and prepare a quarterly report of such errors for the UK Customs Manager, and CITC.
  •        Notify the UK Customs Manager, and CITC regarding recurring errors.
  •        Immediately notify the UK Customs Manager, and CITC of any inquiries or notices from Customs or other governmental agencies.
  •        Draft responses to governmental inquiry and present to the UK Customs Manager, and CITC for review.

Training

  •        Develop and administer customs-related training.  Maintain records of training sessions and participants.

Risk Assessment

  •        Perform annual self-assessment.
  •        Identify areas of risk within the organization and work with site-level management, the UK Customs Manager, and CITC on corrective action plans and implementation.
  •        Monitor previously identified, known areas of risk and progress on corrective actions.

Recordkeeping

  •        Maintain records and information in accordance with Customs recordkeeping requirements and corporate policy. 

HTS Classification

  •        Ensure adequate controls are in place to monitor HTS (assigned by the business) for accuracy.
  •        Train and advise site-level personnel on correct HTS classification procedures.
  •        Periodically audit the HTS classifications assigned.
  •        Oversee maintenance of HTS classifications in the local ERP system.
  •       Provide lists of imported articles and their corresponding HTS codes to the customs broker and update as necessary.

Valuation

  •        Ensure that the complete transaction value, including any additions to the price actually paid or payable, is reported to Customs.  Determine the correct method of      valuation for non-sale shipments.
  •        Train and advise site-level personnel on correct valuation procedures.
  •        Audit the accuracy of the values being declared to Customs upon importation.  
  •        Meet regularly with various personnel to determine if any assists been provided to suppliers and determine if the value must be declared to Customs.
  •        Identify any additional payments that must be declared to Customs.
  •        Work with the UK Customs Manager, and CITC to develop an appropriate alternate method of appraisement for non-sale items.

Country of Origin

  •        Train and advise site-level personnel on correct country of origin determination procedures.
  •        Ensure that each site maintains accurate country of origin in the ERP system and on product labels.
  •        Sample imported articles to review the origin marked on the boxes and on the article. 

Free Trade Agreements (“FTA”)

  •       If applicable, manage the use of Free Trade Agreement certificates in accordance with Corporate Policy.
  •        Verify that FTA eligibility requirements have been satisfied.
  •       Train and advise site-level personnel on correct FTA procedures.
  •        Maintain proper documentation to support FTA certificates.
  •       Develop and maintain a Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), with guidance from the UK Customs Manager, and Corporate International Trade Compliance (as needed), for the issuance of FTA certificates.

Inward Processing and other Special Procedures

  •        Ensure that the documentary and procedural requirements imposed on the temporary import of merchandise are met. 

Carnets

  •        Monitor the application for, use, and closure of, ATA carnets.

Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.

Education and Experience:

  •        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in customs compliance
  •        Minimum eight (8) years of directly related customs compliance experience
  •        Knowledge of Customs regulations required
  •        Knowledge of export control regulations desired
  •        Experience in the implementation and maintenance of a compliance program including training, policies, guidelines and procedures

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The successful candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  •        High ethical standards
  •        Harmonized Tariff and ECCN classification.  
  •        Strong research and writing abilities.  
  •        Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and to persuade and motivate others.
  •        Self-motivated.  Ability to work independently with limited direction.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under stress.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  •        Proficiency using Windows Microsoft Office Suite:  Excel reporting and graphing skills and database proficiency desirable.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct-line supervisor responsibilities
  • Dotted-line oversight to three customs administrators and their back-ups at seven sites (minus Northern CA)

Apply at: https://careers-teledyne.icims.com/jobs/19692/rbu-trade-compliance-export-lead/job


JOB TITLE: Export Compliance Officer / Empowered Official Posted 7/26/2022

LOCATION: Camas, WA or Remote

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret

At PLEXSYS, our teams design, build and deliver Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) innovation and training solutions to customers around the world.  With over 200 employees in seventeen states and four foreign countries, we contribute our success to enabling better training…everyday…across the globe.  

As an employee of PLEXSYS, you’ll find a culture that empowers you to achieve your professional objectives, give your personal best, and work with other highly passionate individuals.  Our core values of integrity, excellence, teamwork and agility drive our daily decisions, identify our focus areas, and inspire our organizational culture.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Compliance Officer will provide strategic leadership for and execution of the trade compliance program.  The Compliance Officer will manage all trade compliance matters, provide oversight on all company activities that relate to any controlled equipment or technology, work closely with business units to ensure internal controls are met, and provide training tailored to the level of interaction with export regulations. The Compliance Officer will identify risk areas and implement or improve policies and training to ensure robust compliance.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise business units and employees on all aspects of ITAR and EAR export licensing policies, regulations, guidelines, and practices
  • Apprise the business of changes in regulations and their potential impact
  • Guide and assist the business with licensing strategy, planning and execution
  • Serve as The Empowered Official under 22 CFR 120.25
  • Submit and track export license and agreement applications and other submissions (general correspondence, advisory opinions, commodity jurisdiction requests, etc.) to the appropriate U. S. Government agencies using DECCS and SNAP-R
  • Manage communications to/from DDTC and BIS with respect to prospective, pending, or existing export licenses and other authorizations
  • Download approved licenses and ensure the appropriate business stakeholder understands its full scope, to include any limitations imposed by Provisos/Conditions
  • Maintain an Export Compliance Plan that meets business needs and complies with all applicable regulations
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge and expertise in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR 730-774) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR 120-130), particularly Categories VIII, IX, XI, & XVII
  • Track and decrement all temporary repair/replacement exports/imports
  • Screen all third parties to include suppliers, vendors, consignees and freight forwarders against all denied parties lists
  • Ensure adherence to all ITAR and EAR recordkeeping requirements
  • Conduct regular internal audits relative to all current authorizations to ensure coverage and adherence
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with licensing officers at the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
  • Execute, sustain and enhance the company’s Export Compliance program

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Eligibility pursuant to section 120.25 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulation
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years compliance experience (preferred higher education may be used to supplement compliance experience requirements)
  • Relevant experience with trade compliance laws, regulations and operations
  • Experience working with defense companies
  • Expert knowledge of U.S. export control regulations under the ITAR (USML IX and XI) and military/dual-use (600 series) controls under the EAR
  • Experience drafting, submitting and administrating export agreements (TAA's) and licenses (DSP-5's and DSP-73's)
  • Proficient in export IT applications including DECCS and SNAP-R
  • Ability to interpret, understand and provide guidance to staff on complex regulatory documents and compliance requirements
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated experience managing multiple deadlines supporting regulatory requirements and business objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Light travel, less than 10%
  • Agreement/license management experience
  • Product classification experience
  • Hardware export experience
  • Software export experience

 PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's degree (w/ a relevant focus) or Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Process Improvement experience (e.g., Six Sigma Green Belt)
  • Technical understanding of software develop concepts (especially simulation software)
  • Technical understanding of military systems and technology identified in USML IX and XI
  • Experience using EASE compliance software 
  • Familiarity with relevant UK and Australia foreign export control regulations involving ITAR controlled products 
  • Project and/or team management experience
  • Experience with technical concepts
  • Simulation software experience
  • Audit and/or investigation experience
  • Training development and administering experience 
  • U.S. Person possessing a DoD SECRET security clearance or be able to obtain one

PLEXSYS Interface Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Avery Sampson, asampson@plexsys.com

** To apply, please visit: https://www.plexsys.com/careers/open-positions/


Senior Expert, Negotiation and Ceasefire Posted 7/13/22

United States Institute of Peace

Who We Are

Peace is our commitment.  The United States Institute of Peace represents the American people’s shared values and commitment to peace around the world.  We know that Peace is Security – it advances both U.S. and international security by preventing, managing and mitigating violent conflict.

We are an independent, non-partisan institution and are actively engaged with peacebuilding efforts around the world.  Together we tackle the toughest problems and hold fast to the possibility of a more peaceful world.  (To learn more about USIP programs and job openings, go to https://www.usip.org/about/careers.

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you

JOB BRIEF

The Senior Expert will serve as program lead on strengthening strategic negotiation and ceasefire practices, particularly in peace processes around the world. This individual will join the Inclusive Peace Processes and Reconciliation Team, which is situated in USIP’s Center for Applied Conflict Transformation. The Senior Expert will oversee USIP’s thought leadership on peace process negotiation and ceasefires, provide strategic guidance and practice-oriented training, and will serve as a comparative analyst on technical issues including but not limited to ceasefire monitoring, and confidence-building measures, power-sharing, self-determination. This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Director of the Inclusive Peace Processes and Reconciliation Team.

The Inclusive Peace Processes and Reconciliation team provides support to a range of internal and external stakeholders working on various stages and components of peace processes by providing capacity-building support as well as technical expertise.

“We will begin reviewing applications on July 11, and will continue considering applications until the right candidate is selected.” 

TARGET SALARY RANGE

Grade 14 - $126,000 – $130,000

The Institute uses the General Schedule salary tables for administering compensation. Offers of employment are determined based upon candidate qualifications, related experience, internal equity and amount budgeted for the position.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a primary adviser for USIP efforts on negotiations and peace processes by enhancing USIP's capacity to provide thematic expertise, knowledge management, and relevant country or thematic research.
  • Spearheads the creation of and improves existing innovative approaches and best practices related to ceasefire negotiations processes, such as effective practices on issues such as developing political will and leverage, trust and confidence-building measures, concessions, incentives, etc.
  • Advises on the design of peace processes by supporting conflict analysis, sequencing of actions, multitrack development and coordination, etc. by applying the latest academic, field, and evaluative research, as well as field-based experience. This includes developing options papers, providing comparative/case study analysis, and other means to provide support and learning to USIP country programs or external actor initiatives on negotiations and other peace processes.
  • Plays a lead role in strategy development on projects that include negotiation components (e.g., developing program strategic and operating plans, goals, objectives; designating appropriate resources required to support project goals and objectives, etc.).
  • Works closely with the senior experts on mediation and dialogue to develop clarity and coherence across USIP in effective use of these peacebuilding tools and develop means to incorporate continuous learning on these practices with USIP country teams.
  • Demonstrates USIP's thought leadership on the latest trends in negotiation practice and peace process support by convening workshops, roundtable discussions, expert meetings as well as participating in various conferences, events, government briefings, and other programs to speak on behalf of USIP.
  • Builds strategic partnerships and cultivates contacts with subject matter experts in a wide variety of external organizations to leverage resources and combine efforts to promote USIP program initiatives and goals.
  • Strengthens training content, particularly for US government officials and officials in regional organizations and the United Nations, with a strong focus on negotiation support.
  • Works with the USIP Africa team on conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, advising on ceasefire opportunities, initiatives, and related events
  • Travel overseas will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree with (8)+ eight years of experience,
  • PhD or JD with (6)+ six of years of experience in international relations, conflict management or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years related work experience, including experience with U.S. government policymaking is preferred.
  • Extensive field experience is required, including negotiation experience in an international conflict-affected context.
  • Experience working in or closely with a government department or international non-governmental organization strongly preferred, including engaging practitioners, policymakers and civil society members on international and conflict-related issues.
  • Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa strongly preferred.
  • Education and training experience preferred, preferably education and training related to conflict management skills.
  • Research and scholarship related to negotiation (as well as mediation and dialogue) preferred.
  • Strong familiarity with current research on negotiation as part of inclusive peace processes preferred.

All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.

As with many organizations, USIP follows specific guidelines related to COVID vaccinations.  These guidelines align with the latest findings from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The overall intent is to ensure the safest possible workplace for USIP employees and contractors.  In accordance with the guidelines, all USIP employees and contractors with building access are required to be fully vaccinated regardless of telework or remote status. 

Upon acceptance of the position, you are required to submit proof of vaccination along with your signed offer letter to HR.  If you require an exemption, either medical or religious, we will provide you with the exemption form for you to complete prior to your start date.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1.  Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary requirements.
2.  Cover letter
3.  Resume

For questions about this position please email recruitment@usip.orgDo not send resumes or attachments to this email address.

Only those applicants that are selected for further discussions will be contacted. 

No Phone Calls. Interviews will be scheduled by appointment only. 

USIP is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of USIP to offer equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, political affiliations or belief, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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