Source: University of Miami
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The Export Compliance Officer (ECO) will work in conjunction with the Associate Vice President, Research Administration for the implementation of export control policies and procedures throughout the University, rendering training and advice to faculty and staff in all export-related matters. The ECO will develop, oversee and maintain a project management function associated with the coordinated activities of the Office of Research Administration, and apply project management knowledge, technical skills, tools and techniques to meet the project requirements for the development and management of databases and reports. The ECO will serve as a resource for administration regarding compliance regulations and guidelines, and draft responses of substance to regulatory agencies.
Accountabilities (For Non-exempt Employees Include Percent of Effort):
• Work with the Associate Vice President to develop, document, and implement institutional policy requirements regarding U.S. export control laws and regulations.
• Develop and implement an effective export control education and training program, including ongoing education for University personnel, and the development of web-based materials to facilitate learning independently. Prepare and give presentations to faculty and staff on export control matters.
• Maintain and update content on research compliance website.
• Use the Amber Road On-Demand RPS system as part of the University’s compliance efforts; serve as site administrator; manage relationship with vendor.
• Prepare, submit, and monitor licensing authorizations and institutional registrations. Use federal web-based systems for commodity classifications, license applications, and other export control compliance obligations.
• Provide guidance to faculty, staff and students on export control policies, procedures and federal regulations, including but not limited to: advising faculty and staff on foreign travel; assisting PIs and other individuals involved in the conduct of research in obtaining an understanding of the compliance issues associated with the transfer of materials, restrictions of foreign nationals in labs, publication restrictions, etc.; providing guidance with implementing technology control plans; purchasing of controlled technology and securing of technical data.
• Act as liaison and coordinator for export-related matters between the various research and regulatory offices within the University.
• Assist the Associate Vice President and General Counsel as University liaison to the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury or any other federal agency in regard to export-related matters.
• Maintain export compliance database, logs, documentation and filing system to ensure accurate and up-to-date information and compliance with recordkeeping requirements.
• Other duties as assigned.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Supervision Received: Minimal
• B.S. or B.A in International business or related field required, Masters or JD degree preferred. Five years of progressively responsible experience in project management, including complex projects involving multiple functional groups.
• Five (5) years’ experience in relevant and progressively responsible administrative experience in export control, research, compliance, or other appropriate field.
• Experience in a research university environment. In-depth knowledge of relevant federal export control regulations, including those pursuant to EAR, ITAR, and OFAC, Patriot Act as well as the National Security Decision Directive 189. Working knowledge of restricted party screening software.
• Ability to work with legal counsel and federal agencies regarding export, security, and travel related matters. Additionally, this person must have sufficient understanding of technology to work with investigators and technicians in making accurate technology classifications and licensing determinations.
• Ability to interpret and ensure compliance with federal regulations required.
• Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills required, with effective presentation and training skills.
• Advanced computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Any appropriate combination of relevant education and/or work experience will be considered.
Please apply online. Position #031831