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Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

  • 20 Mar 2019 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    Company: L3 Technologies

    Address: 10001 Jack Finney Blvd. | Greenville, TX 75402

    Company/Job URL

    Work Phone: 903-454-5792

    Job Title: Import/Export Administrator 2

    Reports to:: Import Export Team

    General Job Description: The Import/ Export Administrator reports to the Director, International Business Compliance and will support multiple U.S. Government, foreign government and commercial programs within L3, ensuring that the Division meets regulatory, corporate and division export and import compliance requirements while achieving business goals, with an emphasis on export licensing and agreements and compliance review of export transactions.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide advice and guidance concerning the requirements and obligations of exporting under the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). 
    • Determine the jurisdiction and classification of both Import/Export items, technical data and related services and obtaining Commodity Jurisdictions and processing Commodity Classification Requests as needed. 
    • Assist with the development of licensing strategies for the international marketing, sales, support, offshore procurement and manufacturing of defense articles and Commerce-controlled items. Will support Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) programs. 
    • Ensure that all requirements are met prior to the use of an Exemption under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Exception under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to include recordkeeping and reporting. 
    • Work with business development to strategize plans for trade shows/demonstrations and required licenses and carnets. 
    • Prepare license applications, Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements and other requests for approval to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce. 
    • Brief program staff on license/agreements provisos/limitations and scope 
    • Assist with compliance audits and assessments 
    • Provide guidance to site functional teams regarding visitor management, technology marking, technology transmission methods, reporting and other administrative requirements for export compliance 
    • Review supplier classifications and document internal concurrence or re-classification for export. 
    • Develop and retain audit trails to support the classification assigned and update classification database system. 
    • Respond to daily classification inquiries from customers, vendors, government agencies, customs brokers, and others. 
    • Support the monitoring, maintenance, and retention of records and documentation for export shipments in accordance with local regulations and L3’s internal policy 
    • Provide guidance to supply chain management on controlled import/export transactions when requested.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Requires a Bachelors Degree with Masters preferred. Preferred in business or related degree.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
    • Must have experience with import/export operations

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics:

    • Must have experience with import/export operations
    • Must have good organizational skills, as well as, good verbal and written communication skills. 
    • Requires keen attention to detail, with the ability to learn and comprehend highly detailed laws and regulations 
    • Must be able to travel as necessary. (Up to 10% travel). 
    • Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, interpret and follow complicated written and verbal instructions, interpret regulations, and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a professional level. 
    • Perform duties with minimum supervision, and participate in cross-functional projects as scheduled. 
    • Prefer working experience in regulatory environment (ITAR and EAR) in the aerospace/defense industry.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, OCR EASE, and Visual Compliance.
  • 08 Mar 2019 1:35 PM | Anonymous

    Company: IOMAX USA INC

    Address: 133 RIVER PARK ROAD | MOORESVILLE, NC 28117


    General Job Description: The Compliance Licensing Officer (CLO)facilitates IOMAX business by managing end-to-end licensing efforts compliant with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Primary actions consist of initiating, implementing and maintaining IOMAX trade licensing respective to Department of State (DoS) - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Department of Commerce (DoC) - Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Defense – Foreign Military Sales, and Department of the Treasury (TREAS) - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. The CLO has primary responsibility for regulatory trade licensing, agreement and amendment authoring, submission, tracking, execution, continuity, and archiving through record expiration. The CLO functions as a corporate Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in regard to applications for, and management of, Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs), Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs), Warehouse Distribution Agreements (WDAs), and trade licensing. The CLO must monitor case status of all current, existing and maturing trade licensing to ensure corporate regulatory compliance. The CLO works as required cross-functionally to determine licensing requirements, approval timelines and remediation. The CLO interacts internally with Business Development (BD), Program Management, Engineering, Aviation Operations, Production, Corporate Support Operations, Supply Chain Management and Executive Offices for data extraction requirements to author, finalize, submit, execute, monitor and close trade licensing. The CLO must provide expert insight respective to successful achievement of licensing approvals per business strategies.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Author, submit, monitor and manage all IOMAX licensing and permits relative to international trade.
    • Maintain policies and procedures for Compliance Program.
    • Assist with due diligence screening and risk analysis, as required. 
    • Assist with onboarding training for new employees / independent contractors, as well as remedial training for personnel, as required.
    • Conduct periodic audits as necessary. Outsource resources when required. 
    • Assist in the investigation of incidents to review, resolve and disclose as necessary.
    • Secondary briefing responsibility for customer visits, Business Development (BD) functions, customer compliance training and Program Management Office (PMO).
    • May require direct supervision of Compliance department personnel.
    • Other responsibilities may be assigned.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Must be a U.S. lawful and permanent resident per 22 CFR 120.15 and 8 USC 1101(a)(20) and 8 USC 1324b(a)(3) to maintain Empowered Official status per 22 CFR 120.25.
    • A bachelor's degree and at least 3 -5 years of experience, or military experience, or the equivalent combination thereof.
    • Knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), FCPA, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and U.S Customs regulations; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), a plus.

    INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be willing to be subjected to a background investigation to determine suitability for employment at IOMAX. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations.

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics:

    • Proven experience with Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) licensing actions, end-to-end.
    • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
    • Exposure to multiple U.S. cross-regulatory international traffic regimes.
    • Intermediate PC knowledge in Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint and Microsoft® Office.
    • Independent and objective, with a strong ability to stay organized and reach solutions under demanding circumstances.
    • Requires excellent research, reasoning, organization, team building and social skills. 
    • High proficiency in interpreting the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the FCPA and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) obligations. 
  • 01 Mar 2019 7:02 PM | Anonymous

    Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Address: 444 Salmon Circle | Sparks, NV 89434

    Apply at the Company Website 

    General Job Description: The International Trade Compliance & Training (C&T) Analyst supports the International Trade Compliance Office (ITCO) in issuance of export and import policies, procedures, methods, operating practices and functional performance standards to facilitate effective implementation within program objectives and requirements for Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), to include the requirements contained in the Arms Export Control Act, Export Administration Act, International Emergency Economic Powers, US Customs regulations and certain foreign customs regulations. The C&T function ensures all enterprise personnel are trained effectively on international trade regulations, thereby instilling individuals with the knowledge and responsibility for compliance. C&T is dedicated to providing knowledge and awareness to empower the enterprise toward compliant operations- engaging programs, business areas, and corporate functions on best practices and remedial measures to mitigate risk through targeted assessments and investigations when necessary.


    • Assist in developing, managing, and maintaining compliance with policies, procedures, and instructions for compliance with import and export laws, regulations, administrative practices, and supply chain security
    • Maintain, file, review, and verify import, export, and supply chain compliance records in accordance with governmental regulations and SNC authorizations
    • Oversee verification of SNC’s trade compliance program through assessments, spot checks, investigations, and resulting disclosures- further coordinating with International Programs and USG Enforcement (DDTC, OFAC, BIS, Customs, Census) to ensure compliance priorities are effectively managed and best practices are implemented
    • Manage entries within OCR Compliance Module to ensure active tracking of assigned Corrective Actions
    • Support the mitigation of risk to SNC in the Merger & Acquisition (M&A) process for potential owned or controlled entities through the verification of trade compliance practices
    • Collaborate across ITCO functions and the enterprise to identify gaps and implement process improvements to promote customer-focused, compliance-driven international operations
    • Identify, develop, facilitate, and oversee trade compliance training programs internally for ITCO and externally for enterprise personnel
    • Produce and coordinate communications and associated outreach (‘marketing’) for ITCO
    • Develop and manage outreach platforms as training tools and one-stop shops for reference documents, regulatory updates, and relevant information

    Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


    Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external).


    • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management
    • SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.

    Job Qualifications:


    • Requires a BA/BS in Related Field. Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.
    • 2-3 years of experience in International Trade Compliance (ITAR & EAR Licensing experience preferred)

    This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain, current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs to obtain U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement.
  • 27 Feb 2019 8:42 PM | Anonymous

    Company: Forcepoint
    Address: Forcepoint, 12590 Worldgate Drive #600 | Herndon, VA 20170
    Company Website

    Job Title: Sr. Trade Compliance Specialist

    General Job Description: The Senior Trade Compliance Specialist’s principal focus will be on assuring compliance with applicable import and export regulations, including, but not limited to, the ITAR and the EAR. This position will be responsible to help develop and apply corporate policies and procedures that ensure effective compliance with applicable regulatory requirements domestically and throughout the world.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct reviews of technical documentation, files and other items to assign export and HTS classifications to ensure compliance with the applicable export regulations
    • Function as Forcepoint’s designated Empowered Official in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    • Ensure global trade records are maintained in accordance with government and Forcepoint document retention requirements
    • Provide guidance on Automated Export system (AES) filings to ensure filings are accurate and errors are resolved
    • Identify problems, recommends solution and develop procedures to fulfill EXIM program objectives
    • Preparation and submission of license applications and commodity classifications in BIS’s SNAP system
    • Conduct periodic training with all entities and personnel involved with the export of Forcepoint products, parts and technology to ensure correct implementation of Forcepoint’s EXIM processes and compliance with all applicable U.S. and foreign regulations
    • Conduct periodic reviews to ensure ongoing compliance, identify deficiencies and recommend/implement corrective actions
    • As directed, ensure global trade records are maintained in accordance with government and internal Forcepoint document retention requirements policy
    • As directed, assess compliance processes as necessary to recommend improvements and document procedures
    • Support in-house export and import classifications
    • Provide guidance regarding compliance with export regulations that govern access to technology
    • Develop best practices and devise process innovations to improve the quality and efficiency of the Export Compliance operations
    • Monitor and evaluate implementation of import and export compliance programs at company facilities in and out of the U.S., including by conducting on-site reviews

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics:

    • Experience as, and ability to be designated Forcepoint’s, Empowered Official
    • The ability to review and correctly interpret import and export regulations
    • Familiarity with cryptography and license exception ENC requirements
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply HTS and ECCN classifications for Forcepoint products and such other commodities as the company may need to import or export
    • The process imagination to develop and oversee compliance management systems used by the supported group, in particular, and Forcepoint, in general
    • Knowledge of or ability to learn internal and externally developed ERP applications (e.g., Salesforce) and to use Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet
    • Knowledge of or ability to learn government systems used to submit classification requests, export licenses, and export declarations
    • 10+ years experience in trade compliance, including trade compliance process development and management experience in a multinational company
    • Existing or ability to develop relationships with relevant regulatory agencies
    • Ability to think strategically and find win-win solutions to issues with minimal guidance
    • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing with excellent time management skills
    • Ability to work cross-functionally and collaboratively, within the company and the trade compliance team, as well as with external partners/peers
    • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
    • Capable of working independently/on own initiative as required plus demonstrated ability to make excellent judgment calls
    • International travel as required
    • Strong project management/leadership skills
  • 27 Feb 2019 7:50 PM | Anonymous

    Company: Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Controls
    Address: 5600 Sand Lake Road | Orlando, FL 32819
    Click here to apply on the company website 

    General Job Description: Lockheed Martin is seeking a Senior International Licensing Analyst for a position in Orlando, FL. The ideal candidate has strong working knowledge and experience with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), writes well, is detail-oriented, and is self-directed with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Draft and manage export licenses, technical assistance agreements, manufacturing license agreements, and commodity jurisdiction and classification requests to support program execution and new business opportunities. Provide guidance and ensure compliance with exemption and exception usage, terms and conditions of approved export authorizations and research/interpret complex U.S. Government regulations such as the ITAR and EAR. 
    • Proactively collaborate and partner with program managers, internal functions and senior leadership to define licensing requirements and prepare export authorization applications as well as proviso reconsiderations in compliance with the ITAR and EAR. 
    • Plan and coordinate import/export activities, including the flow of traffic to/from foreign destinations, related customer service, brokerage and customs transactions. 
    • Review and approve international shipments, foreign travel, incoming foreign visitors, release of technology and technical data, and procurement requests to ensure compliance with applicable U.S. regulations and company policies and procedures.
    • Conduct export/import compliance training.
    • Participate and support compliance plans and projects, export and import tool enhancements and process improvements.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 10 years of professional experience; or 8 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.
    • Must have ability to obtain a Secret security clearance. 
    • Detailed knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Control Regulations (EAR)
    • Knowledge of export/import practices and industry practices.

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics:

    • Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complicated issues (legal or technical) into easy to understand language.
    • Experienced with solving complex problems using collaborative techniques.
    • Flexible team player with ability to multi-task and work independently with demonstrated attention to detail.

    Desired Skills:
    • Familiarity with Government contracting practices, Direct Commercial Sales (DCS), Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the Low Observable/Counter Low Observable (LO/CLO) Directive, and the National Disclosure Policy (NDP-1). 
    • Background in engineering or experience with product classifications and Export Control Reform are highly desired.
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interface with personnel at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
  • 26 Feb 2019 11:57 AM | Anonymous


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    Reports to:

    General Job Description: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has an exciting opportunity for an Export Controls Leader – Technology to join our International Trade Compliance (ITC) organization at our Poway, California location and lead efforts to enhance its licensing and compliance processes with respect to sensitive technology. The successful candidate will have excellent export controls subject matter expertise as well as strong experience in process improvement and project management.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the GA-ASI Director for International Trade Compliance, this position will serve as focal point at GA-ASI for export licensing and compliance initiatives related to advanced and sensitive technology. 

    • Serves as lead in drafting Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) and technical data licenses to support technology collaboration efforts, as well as Commodity Jurisdiction and Commodity Classification submissions to clarify the correct level of controls on ASI technology. 
    • Interfaces closely with program leadership, engineering, government relations, and other key stakeholders to understand business and technical requirements to assure the highest quality of license applications and submissions.
    • Provides leadership for compliance initiatives relating to the protection of technology and technical data, including export classification, technology control plans, foreign visitor management, technical data control, and the implementation of automated tools to support such activities.
    • Provides project management oversight for ASI ITC initiatives within this scope to assure milestones are met and initiatives are supported the right way. 
    • Provides leadership in identifying issues, developing solution and providing guidance to senior management to ensure compliance processes support business objectives.
    • Monitors the ASI licensing activities, maintain relevant KPIs and metrics, and identify opportunities for process optimization. 
    • Enhances the quality of the company’s trade data by improving processes that generate data, especially classification and determination of technical data jurisdiction.
    • Attends program reviews and business development meetings to provide regulatory policy guidance.
    • Displays political acumen and strong collaboration skills to bring together multiple stakeholder functions in support of needed change.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

    Job Qualifications: Typically requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field and ten or more years progressively complex experience with a Bachelors or eight or more years progressive experience with a Masters, in import/export administration.

    • Demonstrate a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of trade compliance principles, concepts, and practices as well as management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordination workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
    • Must possess the ability to resolve complex management and technical problems, serve as spokesperson on assigned projects and/or programs, and provide leadership and direction to assigned staff.
    • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with others. 
    • Must possess the ability to obtain a security clearance. 
    • In particular, must be able to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders to include program leadership, engineering, scientists, military personnel, and all levels of management. 
    • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
    • Experience with process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean are very desirable. 
    • Certification or formal training and experience in project management is a plus.
    • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • 15 Feb 2019 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    Company: SAIC

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    12010 Sunset Hills Road | Reston, VA 20190


    General Job Description

    The International Trade Compliance Associate has primary responsibility of supporting the International Trade Compliance Department (ITC). In this supporting position, the ITC Associate will work closely with SAIC’s Empowered Officials to ensure compliance with all applicable: (1) licensing and agreements activities; (2) SAIC policies and procedures; and (3) US and foreign international trade compliance legal and regulatory requirements.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Act as primary coordinator for company licensing activities, ensuring compliance with U.S. export/import laws and regulations as well as SAIC policies, instructions and manuals.
    • Coordinating closely with the ITC Empowered Officials on all export and import related matters.
    • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in providing guidance to internal customers on all matters concerning export/import activities.
    • Support centralized licensing processes by reviewing, editing, submitting and providing feedback to internal customers for all U.S government licensing activities, including but not limited to U.S Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Treasury.
    • Ensure practical due diligence is conducted on international business transactions.
    • Remain current with U.S. government policies, regulations, procedures including Federal Register Notices and Export Control Reforms and assist in implementing SAIC and U.S. Government updates and changes within the company.
    • Assist in developing international trade compliance training as well as conduct required training to all identified personnel and programs including general, specific and targeted export/import compliance training.
    • Support the ITC Department in maintaining the compliance posture of SAIC such as updating/maintaining policies, instructions and manuals, related governance documents, completing internal audit and assessments and reviewing/reporting potential instances of non-compliance.
    • Support physical export/import transactions through review, edit/comment and approval of invoices, shipping documentation and AES entries, closely coordinate with internal transportation/logistics personnel on movement of equipment as well as with brokers and freight forwarders.
    • Reviewing and approving requests for employees’ foreign travel and foreign person visitor access to SAIC sites
    • Manage any potential anti-boycott requests including working with Legal and U.S. Department of Commerce on reporting requirements and resolutions.
    • Maintain regulatory required and other appropriate records and documentation in an organized an easily searchable format.
    • Respond timely to ad hoc inquiries regarding International Trade Compliance.
    • Maintain the International Trade Compliance site by ensuring information is current and relevant.
    • Manage and meet multiple goals, plans and milestones
    • Assist in other International Trade Compliance initiatives as necessary.

    Job Qualifications


    • Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in export/import regulatory compliance related roles.
    • Proven practical experience and understanding of U.S. Government Regulations to include: International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. Customers and Border Protection regulations, Office of Foreign Asset Controls, and Federal Trade Regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability to stay current of changes in Export/Import regulations and accurately interpret the same.
    • Excellent written and interpersonal skills
    • Strong leadership and strong commitment to integrity and professionalism
    • Regularly exercises independent judgment in determining the reliability of data reviewed.
    • Capability to think clearly and quickly under pressure and the composure to satisfy multiple and often competing interests.
    • Demonstrated assertiveness with internal clients an successful track record of creating compliant solutions for internal customers

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics


    • Strong analytical skills
    • Exemplary written and oral communication skills
    • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to gain the cooperation of others
    • Must be comfortable consulting or receiving concerns with employees company-wide to ensure objectivity and timely response while operating in a confidential environment
    • Must be comfortable with training multiple audiences and attendees.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications


    • Familiarity with OCR/EASE Global Trade Management tool
    • Prior empowered official experience
    • Prior experience in other compliance fields to include the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws and regulations.
    • Familiarity with FAR/U.S. government contracting

  • 15 Feb 2019 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems 

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    General Job Description

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has an exciting opportunity for a Trade Compliance Classification Leader to join our International Trade Compliance (ITC) organization at our Poway, California location.


    With minimal direction, this position supports our export and import classification efforts such as assignment of export controls jurisdiction, U.S. Munitions List number (USML), Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).  The Trade Compliance Classification Leader will play a critical role in mitigating risks and costs associated with GA-ASI’s global import/export operations. The candidate will work with related GA-ASI business functions and stakeholders to drive and deliver exceptional service and compliance, ensuring strong compliance results and uninterrupted supply chain operations. You will be empowered to use your strong organizational, communications, team and interpersonal skills to work effectively with both internal and external customers.  The successful candidate will have excellent export controls subject matter expertise as well as strong experience in process improvement and project management.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    This position leads efforts at GA-ASI to assign jurisdiction and import-export classification to goods and technologies, including Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, U.S. Munition List number (USML) and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN).

    • Serve as the resident expert responsible for ensuring accurate HTS, USML and ECCN classifications are assigned to GA-ASI products across multiple jurisdictions in which GA-ASI operates, as well as implementing and maintaining systems, policies, and procedures to improve classification efficiency and compliance.
    • Where necessary, work with internal GA-ASI stakeholders, including engineering, purchasing,  and manufacturing, to obtain the information required to assign accurate classifications, while maintaining organized records of such supporting information.
    • Develop classification decision rationale, heuristics and methodology for various product types to improve efficiency in classification while maintaining accuracy.
    • Assess the consistency and accuracy of legacy classifications, and support the transfer of valid data to be stored in trade software and/or SAP.
    • Assist with responses to government inquiries and/or requests, such as CF-28s, relating to HTS classifications.
    • Act as classification expert in meetings with internal stakeholders to discuss alternate sourcing options and/or design strategies that may be utilized to minimize duty spend and/or assist in landed cost analyses.
    • Identify and record applicable Partner Government Agencies (PGA) requirements based upon product classifications.
    • Train other International Trade Compliance team members and designated company personnel on classification so they may support classification efforts, where necessary.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain corporate policies and procedures relating to classification.
    • Support various trade programs and initiatives, such as duty preference programs, which derive from a product’s import-export classification. 

    Job Qualifications

    • Typically requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field and ten or more years progressively complex experience with a Bachelors or eight or more years progressive experience with a Masters, in import/export administration.
    • Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
    • 5+ years’ relevant HTS, USML and ECCN classification experience, preferably in the aerospace industry.
    • Strong experience in import classification, in depth understanding and command of U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, GRIs, Explanatory Notes, CROSS, and preferred experience classifying products across multiple jurisdictions.
    • Strong understanding of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), The International Traffic inn Arms Regulations (ITAR) and relevant classifications pertaining to aerospace parts, electronics, computers, IT equipment, encryption technology, and navigational hardware, etc.
    • Ability to drive complex, cross-functional projects including setting scope, reaching consensus, execution, and presenting results.
    • Detail oriented and highly organized; ability to multi-task several projects at once.
    • Experience applying classification, country of origin, and trade preference knowledge/decisions to support import/export operations.
    • Ability to write, speak, and present effectively and persuasively.
    • Must be able to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders to include program leadership, engineering, scientists, military personnel, etc.  
    • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
    • Experience with process improvement methodologies such as Six Sigma and Lean are very desirable.
    • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • 15 Feb 2019 3:43 PM | Anonymous

    Company: Caliber Sales Engineering LLC

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    5371 North Hiatus Road
    Sunrise, FL 33351

    Reports to: VP of Operations

    General Job Description: Export Compliance Specialist for the daily activities in the area of trade compliance, licensing, and logistics/forwarding.

    Job Description:

    • Serve as primary point of contact for all export control matters; analyze and interpret U.S. Export Control Laws and regulations.
    • Research and analyze classifications of commodities under both EAR and ITAR; classify commerce and defense items under the CCL and the USML.  
    • Assemble information required for federal license submittals, certifications, and determinations; prepare, draft and submit export license applications, Commodity Jurisdiction requests, and other export compliance documents via DTrade.  
    • Participate in Export Compliance training seminars and conferences.  
    • Work with Freight Forwarders to clear incoming shipments from Customs.  
    • Work with Warehouse Logistics Manager to ensure Export shipments are made on time and all license related shipments are shipped in cull compliance and in coordination with GFF.  
    • Work with Warehouse Manager to ensure any Hazmat shipments are exported appropriately.
    • Preparation of shipping documents.  
    • Review all export documentation, Invoice, Packing List, CofC, etc., to ensure proper documentation of export classification information.  
    • Work closely with Freight Forwarders in both Import and Export of materials.

    Job Qualifications

    Job Requirements:

    • Experience in Aviation / Defense  
    • Knowledge and experience in International shipping, both Imports and Exports.  
    • Knowledge of ITAR (US State Department), EAR US Commerce Department), and Customs Regulations  
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in classifying commodities and applying for export license.  
    • Experience in Pentagon Software Systems a plus.  
    • Superior problem-solving skills.
    • Strong and engaging interpersonal communications skills, both verbal and written.  
    • High attention to detail.  
    • Ability to multi-task and display good time management.  
    • Must be highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, word, Excel and Power Point.  
    • Must display Cultural Sensitivity and work as a team. Our company conducts a thorough reference / background check and drug screening on all prospective employees. Employment with our organization is contingent upon successful completion of these background and drug screenings.
  • 12 Feb 2019 10:36 PM | Anonymous

    Company: StandardAero

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    General Job Description

    Responsible for compliance with trade compliance laws and regulations as established by the United States, Canada, and other countries, as applicable, for the StandardAero Components Sector. Preferred location for this position is in our Cincinnati Ohio facility, but will consider our facility in San Antonio, TX.

    Ensures the compliance of import and export of products and technical information and other related trade compliance matters.

    Supports the Legal Department and U.S. Trade Compliance function in advocating trade compliance as a business tool through education and continuous improvement.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensures compliance with trade compliance regulations and requirements for the StandardAero Components Sector.
    • Maintains positive working relationships and actively cooperates with internal and external customers, business partners, and applicable government agencies, to execute trade compliance best practices, procedures, work instructions, and manuals.
    • Implements the policies and procedures contained in the respective Import & Export Compliance Manuals and other internal compliance publications for the Components Sector, across multiple facilities in the U.S., Canada, Romania, and Singapore.
    • Provides support, regulatory interpretation and guidance in the following areas, to include but not limited to: Product Classification, Export Licensing and Controls, Use and Transfer of Technical Data, Import/Export Documentation, Customs Clearance, Tariff/Schedule B Classification, Sanctions and Denied Party Lists, Broker Management, Incoterms and other trade compliance related topics as requested.
    • Assists the U.S. Trade Compliance function with external and internal audits and risk assessments.
    • Assists/leads investigations in areas of non-compliance and executes on root causes and corrective actions to ensure compliance.
    • Develops and delivers compliance training as required to various groups within the company, to include senior leadership. Initiates efforts to continuously improve the trade compliance knowledge of our internal customers at all levels.
    • Ensures export and import record-keeping and reporting requirements are met.
    • Acts as a liaison with the respective trade compliance regulatory agencies, as applicable.

    Job Qualifications

    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • The typical minimum level of education to perform this job competently is equivalent to completion of a university (bachelor) program in International Business, Accounting, or Business Administration.
    • Must be willing to travel (35%) domestic and international.

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in trade compliance and an import/export environment, required
    • Experience in the defense industry and familiarity with the EAR and/or ITAR required
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret, analyze, and assimilate regulations and technical documents.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all levels within the organization
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast pace and high-demanding environment.
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