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  • 08 Jan 2019 11:35 AM | Deleted user

    Esri, Inc. Headquarters

    Job Title: Export Compliance Specialist

    To Apply:

    Overview:  Use your expertise in planning, organizing, drafting policies and procedures, and gathering information related to compliance efforts in support of the chief compliance officer. In this position, you will recommend systems changes and improvements and assist with training and organization of compliance information. The primary compliance areas within this scope include ethics, anti-bribery, and FCPA. You will also support other compliance and risk management responsibilities, such as business continuity planning, privacy, and similar regulatory requirements.


    • Support the export compliance program under the direction and supervision of the export manager by interpreting complex export regulations and their applicability to Esri products and technology, including keeping abreast of new developments and/or export and FCPA regulations impacting Esri's business activities
    • Provide compliance training (export, FCPA) for internal and external stakeholders
    • Conduct regular and periodic compliance assessment and internal audit
    • Prepare related internal and external correspondence and guidance; interact on a continual basis with employees and customers/consignees located globally
    • Assist with identifying any export and FCPA red flags and develop responses and recommendations to the export compliance manager and upper management
    • Work with the export team on preparing and submitting Commodity Jurisdictions request (CJ), Commodity Classifications (CCATS), and self-classification of products
    • Apply for EAR, ITAR, OFAC export licenses and agreements
    • Review export language for inbound and outbound agreements
    • Work with cross functional teams to review export compliance requirements of company products/services
    • Ensure compliance with all US government agencies relating to export compliance
    • Support the follow up and investigation of hotline reports as requested by department management


    • 7+ years of related export and FCPA compliance and contracts experience
    • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Transactional knowledge of United States Government export control regulations including EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and FCPA
    • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision
    • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and project deadlines
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a multi-cultural work environment
    • Must be a US citizen or US permanent resident to support ITAR
    • Bachelor's in business administration, legal major, or equivalent areas of study

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Master's or law degree and/or Certified Ethics and Compliance Professional (CECP)
    • Experience in the technology and software industry
    • Experience with anti-corruption investigations
    • Working knowledge of SAP and Salesforce

    Qualifications:  Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri's geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.

    • Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.
    • Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    • If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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  • 31 Dec 2018 3:41 PM | Deleted user

    Harris Corporation
    Address: 800 Lees Dr
    Rochester, NY 41606

    Job Title: Trade Compliance Specialist


    General Job Description: Apply, Job ID CS20181910-28186, Date posted 12/08/2018 - Rochester, NY Job Code – CS20181910-28186

    Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at

    Job Description:  The Harris Trade Compliance department is an important piece of the international business segment. As a part of the team, candidates will be consistently working with Harris Sales and Program Management personnel to provide guidance related to the imports and exports of U.S. State Department and U.S. Commerce Department controlled goods. Candidates must be able to work effectively with a cross-functional team to effectively keep Harris in compliance with the regulations while also helping to foster international growth within the business. Senior professional with strong knowledge of ITAR and EAR regulations and broad knowledge of project management. Manages complex projects or processes with general oversight. Communicates within and outside of own function to gain cooperation on operational processes, practices, and procedures. Makes moderate to substantial improvements to systems and processes. Contributes to achievement of departmental goals and operating plans with direct impact on the departmental results.

    • Responsible for the execution of divisional compliance policies (e.g. visitor processing, foreign travel, and restricted parties screening) in accordance with U.S. trade regulations (ITAR and EAR).
    • Responsible for providing compliance guidance to the business population.
    • Responsible for submitting licensing and agreement applications.
    • Responsible for managing U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Commerce license recordkeeping requirements
    • Responsible for reviewing import and export documentation and interfacing with freight forwarders on behalf of Harris.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

    • Strong knowledge of ITAR and EAR regulations typically obtained through advanced experience and education. Should be specialist within the trade compliance discipline. May have broad knowledge of project management.
    • Adept with utilizing computer software applications, e.g. Adobe, Web-based applications, MS Excel, MS Word.
    • Willingness to travel if required
    • The ability to effectively coordinate simultaneous activities, and successfully prioritize multiple tasks with good judgment
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interface with personnel at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
    • Exhibits a high level of integrity and discretion
    • Adept with utilizing computer software applications, e.g. Adobe, Web-based applications, MS Excel, MS Word.

    Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that Harris Corporation may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

    Harris is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

    Candidates will support Environment, Health and Safety by fulfilling the Harris EHS Policy, complying with Harris EHS programs and applicable regulations, and striving for continual EHS improvement.
    Job Qualifications: Qualifications:

    BA/BS or equivalent experience; preferably in one of the following fields: Business, Political Science, International Studies

    Minimum 6 years of relevant trade compliance experience

  • 21 Dec 2018 9:20 PM | Deleted user

    900 Flower Glen St
    Simi Valley, CA 93065


    Job Title: Trade Compliance Specialist II

    General Job Description:
    We are currently seeking a Trade Compliance Specialist II to join our team.

     Job Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the Director of Trade Compliance, the primary responsibility of this position is to be a strong individual contributor to the AeroVironment Trade Compliance function and organization. Responsible for performing the day to day activities required to operate a fully effective export compliance program to ensure company compliance with US regulatory and internal policy requirements relating to export licensing, exemption usage, export training and recordkeeping.

    • Export licensing and Agreements, CJ’s and AO’s – Prepare, submit and manage export license applications (DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61, TAA, MLA, etc.), plus license and agreements management, both Department of State and Department of Commerce.
    • Prepare and submit requests for Commodity Jurisdictions, advisory opinions and general correspondence.
    • Empowered Official – As assigned by the TC Director, serve as an AV Empowered Official for Export Licensing and Compliance matters.
    • Ensure that AV is fully compliant with all Trade Compliance Laws and Regulations. Maintain currency of Laws and Regs.
    • Product Classifications – Assist in maintaining accurate product Export and Import classifications, ECCN, ITAR category, HTS and Sched B codes, etc., and maintenance of a current and robust database of all product Export and Import classifications.
    • Outside TC Consultants - Work with outside Trade Compliance consultants and legal counsel as directed by the TC Director.
    • Document retention – Maintain excellent Trade Compliance records in full compliance with USG Export Regulations.
    • Attend and participate in the AV Export Compliance Council monthly meetings.
    • Shipping & Receiving – Maintain an active role on all Export shipments. Develop a close and active working relationship with the shipping department and its personnel, to prevent Export violations. Ensure that all Imports are properly handled.
    • Export Compliance Training – Participation in Export Training curriculum development, curriculum presentation, maintenance of company training logs.
    • International visitors and travelers policies and control.
    • Procedures and auditing – Maintain TC processes and procedures. Train company employees. Audit compliance to the company procedures.
    • Continuous Improvements – Identify improvement opportunities and problems, then provide guidance to AV Sr. management for solutions. Implement solutions when approved by Sr. management, and report on progress.
    • International Business Development and Program Management Support – Provide expert guidance to the Int’l BD and PM organizations in their pursuits of capturing and performing on new business for AV. Active participation in gated proposal process reviews during all 6 stages. This also includes coordination necessary for Trade Show and Demo support. Conduct contract review for trade compliance requirements.

    Required Qualifications & Background:

    • U.S. Citizenship required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, International Trade, Law or related field, or equivalent is required
    • Minimum of six (6) years of overall export administration experience with an aerospace firm, defense contractor or government entity.
    • Must have expert understanding of D-TRADE and SNAPR Systems, and license applications
    • Expert knowledge of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), US Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and applicable International regs, with the ability to understand, interpret and communicate compliance-related language.
    • Experience in dealing with entities such as embassies and consulates, and international brokers / freight forwarders. Knowledge of trade laws outside the U.S.
    • Occasional travel may be required.
    • Experienced in working with outside Trade Compliance consultants.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with direct involvement in writing and implementing trade compliance policies and procedures, Technical Assistance Agreements, Warehouse Distribution Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements.
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and work with minimal supervision.
    • Excellent computer skills, with MS Office Applications: Word, Excel, PPT.
  • 15 Dec 2018 11:33 AM | Deleted user

    Infineon Technologies Americas
    101 N. Sepulveda Blvd
    El Segundo, CA 90245

    Company Website:


    Job Title: Manager, Export Control

    General Job Description:
    Are you an Export Control professional with at least 3 years of experience providing leadership and managing an Export Control team? Are you an expert in U.S. import and export control laws and regulations (EAR/ITAR) and take a hands-on approach to your work? Infineon has an opportunity available for a Manager, Export Control in our El Segundo, CA location. Apply now for immediate consideration.

    In your new role you will:

    • Take on a hands-on leadership/management role, to mentor and guide team members in the following areas:
    • Identify requirements for and support in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure company compliance with U.S. import and export control laws and regulations (EAR/ITAR)
    • Interact regularly with and provide regulatory and operational support and guidance on export control compliance matters to internal stakeholders
    • Vet technology/technical data, defense services and hardware exports to ensure compliance
    • Support in the development and presentation of export related training materials
    • Assist in the classification of Infineon products, software and technologies according to import and export control requirements
    • Prepare and apply for export licenses, Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification requests with USG authorities and ensure proper documentation, record-keeping and fulfillment of reporting obligations
    • Coordinate and administer denied party screening activities and clearance of exports via IT automated tools supporting program export activities
    • Stay current with changes to and application of relevant regulations
    • Partner with other members of the global Export Compliance Team and program stakeholders to improve export/import processes
    • Perform spot checks, investigations, audits and assessments of Export Control and program functions, root cause analysis on deficiencies, and develop and manage resulting corrective action plans

    You are best equipped for this task if you have:

    • Bachelors Degree
    • At least 8 years of combined export related experience
    • 3-5 years of management or leadership experience, directly coaching, leading, mentoring and guiding team members
    • Due to this job requiring access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by United States Export laws and regulations, you must be able to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3), if hired
    • Preferred experience in performing export classifications, supporting licensing requests and providing training on export activities
    • Strong project management skills and familiarity with Six Sigma/Lean principles
    • Ability to prioritize quickly with proven time driven results.
    • The initiative to do self-learning, are self-disciplined and a team player
    • Ability to collaborate with all functions in the organization from Program management to Operations and Design
    • Excellent communication and effective interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
    • Excellent organization, presentation and writing skills
    • Ability to work autonomously, with minimal direction, and are self-motivated and results-driven
    • Ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams and international environment
    • Ability to remain focused on solutions, and be open and flexible under pressure
    • Experience in high-tech or semiconductor Industry, a plus but not a requirement

  • 13 Dec 2018 9:56 AM | Deleted user

    General Dynamics Information Technology


    Job Title: Senior Export Control Analyst

    General Job Description:
    Position is at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC supporting the NASA Headquarters Export Administrator. The Sr. Export Control Analyst supports NASA’s overall compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations across the Agency.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist NASA with assessing compliance with federal export-import laws and regulations and the associated NASA policies,
    • Support development of policy and procedures to ensure technology transfer risks are properly managed across NASA,
    • Process NASA export authorization requests received from NASA Field Centers,
    • Assist with making jurisdiction and classification determinations,
    • Assist with drafting and reviewing advisory opinions and disclosures to regulators,
    • Supervise GDIT Info/Functional Analysts assigned to the contract and assess their compliance with contractor procedures supporting the SOW, oversee procedure updates as required,
    • In coordination with the GDIT project manager, establish and maintain a training plan for all positions on the contract, and
    • Serve as back-up to the GDIT project manager for the contract’s program management functions.

    Job Qualifications:

    • SECRET level security clearance,
    • B.S. degree in a related technical discipline/engineering or extensive work/military experience with and knowledge of aerospace systems,
    • Minimum of five (5) years of overall experience, including: At least two (2) years with aeronautics and/or space systems or similar technology field, at least three (3) years with ITAR and/or EAR Export Compliance, including performance of export compliance audits, and at least three (3) years of experience with Microsoft suite of office programs.

    Required Skills & Personal Characteristics:

    • Professional well-mannered team player; excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Proactive, attention-to-detail, self-driven, and able to work well among a diverse group of colleagues and managers.
    • At least two (2) years of supervisory experience (desired).

  • 12 Dec 2018 5:29 PM | Deleted user

    United Launch Alliance (ULA)


    Job Title: Global Trade Operations Specialist 4

    Functional Job Description: 
    Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises. Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate. Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures. All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

    ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

    ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).

    Provide trade controls operations support to ensure compliance with USG export/import laws and regulations.

    In this position, the selected candidate will have the following required skills:

    • A strong work ethic, is detail-oriented, and has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet critical deadlines.
    • Extensive knowledge of USG export regulations, including but not limited to, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the ability to apply these regulations in making export/import determinations.
    • Proficiency in classifying hardware and data using the USG’s Order of Review process, and documenting the rationale for such determinations.
    • Ability to determine export/import licensing requirements or the applicability of USG license exemptions/exceptions.
    • Experience in making technical data determinations, and reviewing and approving proposed exports against applicable authorizations.
    • Ability to provide guidance and rules of engagement for international business travel and meetings with foreign persons, including foreign person access to ULA facilities.
    • Experience in providing enterprise training to ensure compliance with USG export/import authorizations and applicable internal control plans.
    • Experience in reviewing detailed technical papers, presentations and photographs for public release approval.
    • Ability to obtain and manage export records in accordance with applicable USG regulations.

    External Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in developing and drafting State Department export licenses, Technical Assistance Agreements, and export/import authorization requests to other USG agencies.
    • Experience with ITAR-controlled hardware shipments, US Customs clearance, and generating required Customs documentation.
    • Prior experience in the space launch business is preferred, but not required.

    External Additional Requirements:

    • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 6-10 years of experience.
    • Develops solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation. Ensures solutions are consistent with organization objectives.
    • Problems are frequently unique and solutions may serve as precedent for future decisions.
    • Viewed as an expert in the field within the organization. Possibly an emerging authority in the company.
    • Participates in the development of organizational policies. Guides the successful completion of major projects. May serve as a consultant to management for the organization on major matters pertaining to its policies, plans, and objectives.

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