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Export Compliance Position Open at University of Miami

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Brooke Driver


By: Brooke Driver

Source: University of Miami

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. At the U, we are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

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

Minimum Qualifications:

• 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

Job Opening: Export Compliance Coordinator for Mercury Systems in California

Monday, November 24th, 2014 by Brooke Driver


By: Brooke Driver

Source: Mercury Systems

Who We Are:

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a best-of-breed provider of commercially developed, open sensor and Big Data processing systems, software and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications.

We deliver innovative solutions, rapid time-to-value and world-class service and support to our prime contractor customers. Mercury Systems has worked on over 300 programs, including Aegis, Patriot, SEWIP, Gorgon Stare and Predator/Reaper.

Our innovative capabilities span three strategic areas: Mercury Commercial Electronics, Mercury Defense Systems and Mercury Intelligence Systems.

Job Description:

Ensures legal compliance and provides export administration and control within government rules and regulations, including appropriate licensing for shipments. Reviews contracts for required clauses and identifies omissions. Interfaces with internal and external customers, Global Sales Order administration, freight forwarders, customs officers and other functional areas to ensure coordination and logistics of shipments.

Works with Export Compliance Manager/Empowered Official to ensure legal compliance, preparation, submission, and tracking of ITAR and EAR export licenses. Provides export administration and control within government rules and regulations. Acts as Point of Contact for local facility in determining compliance issues.

• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

• Assists with Preparation, submission, and tracking of ITAR and EAR export licenses.

• Prepare, submit and administer records of exports under Technical Assistance Agreements

• Interact with State and Commerce Departments to track license and agreement progress and issues

• Interact with Purchasing on Import Administration and Compliance Issues

• Prepare International Invoices for Shipments of Hardware and Technical Data Against Contract Deliverables

• Review Requests for International Travel and Foreign Visitors

• Export Compliance Experience

• Familiarity with the Department of State and Department of Commerce regulations

• Knowledge of Customs and Border Processes

• Experience with DTrade and SNAP-R Systems

• Excellent Communication Skills, Accuracy and Attention to Detail Required


• Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent years of work experience

• 3 plus years’ experience with Export Administration, Preferably within Defense Industry

• Security Clearance (secret)

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a “U.S. Person”. A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a “Protected Individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Mercury Systems is the better alternative for affordable, secure processing subsystems designed and made in the USA. These capabilities make us the first commercially based defense electronics company built to meet rapidly evolving next generation defense challenges. Specifically, we have key capabilities in three areas:

• Secure sensor/mission processing

• Digital, RF and microwave subsystems

• EW/EA subsystems and solutions

We are proud to be an EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability.

Candidates may apply directly online using the following link:

#20067, Compliance manager – Global trade, 8 years +, Mirabel

Friday, November 16th, 2012 by Danielle McClellan


By: Danielle McClellan

Our client, Bell Helicopter Canada Ltd (hereinafter “Bell”), is a leader in the manufacturing of vertical lift aircrafts. Bell Helicopter was the first to obtain the certification for a commercial helicopter and close to 60 percent of all helicopters’ production is made of Bell helicopters. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Bell Helicopter has additional plants in Amarillo, Texas and Mirabel, Canada, where more than 2000 people are employed.

To better meet its needs, Bell Helicopter is looking for a compliance manager- Global trade. Reporting to the Mirabel’s Senior Director, Corporate Affairs, you will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance with the company’s import-export activities.

Supervising a team of four people, three of which in Mirabel and one in Calgary, you will ensure, on one hand, to remain knowledgeable of export control and customs laws and regulations, including : the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), ATF and anti-boycott legislation and regulations, US and Canadian customs/excise and anti-corruption laws and regulations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)’s Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Canada Customs and Border Security Agency (CBSA)’s Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) programs. You will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and managing the licenses, permits and agreements, in addition to ensure that the company’s suppliers implement all necessary procedures in order to respect Bell’s compliance obligations. You will advise, on a daily basis, the departments, including the functional services and the teams of integrated products, with regards to the interpretation and application of the regulation and international controls.

On the other hand, you will participate, in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams, such as the information technology service, to the continuous improvement of internal procedures and existing systems, within different business units, in order to alleviate in full compliance, the processes pertaining to approbations, production of reports and data retention. In this framework, you will identify and remedy to the potential violations, in addition to act as a contact person in any internal compliance audits.

Finally, you will coordinate the elaboration and implementation of in-house training and newsletters pertaining to import-expert and inform the affected teams of any relevant legislative or regulatory change. Your functions will bring you to update the compliance internal procedures and standard work instructions, liaise with the head office and Textron and coordinate the monthly reports to the senior management with regards to the compliance of the global trade.

You possess several years of experience with regards to the rules of import-export and knowledge of the ITAR regulation and controlled goods (Canadian Controlled Goods Program). You are experienced in the aeronautics and/or defense industry and are known for your organizational skills and team spirit, as well as your ability to identify the issues and to bring efficient solutions. You possess a degree in law, commerce, international business, or in a related field and you are bilingual. You want to work your way up and
you have team management qualities. Please send us your résumé without any further

This is an exclusive arrangement with ZSA, all CVs sent to Bell Helicopter will be
redirected to ZSA for analysis.

Dominique Tardif
Managing Consultant
514-228-2880 ext. 320

Marie-Hélène Cloutier
Legal Consultant
514-228-2880 ext. 325

Available Customer Service/Export Compliance Position

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by Danielle McClellan

By: Danielle McClellan

Basic Purpose

Responsible for the administration of customer service issues, customer communications and customer requests and orders on a daily basis. Maintain and ensure integrity of all customer data in the business systems, including customer property, orders and associated dollars.  Assure that all customer requests for quotes are properly managed in the PTS system. Responsible for maintaining and ensuring accurate backlog, orders, and market segmentation data.

Position Specification

  • An Associates or Bachelors degree with a minimum of 5 years related industry work experience.
  • Solid understanding of military and commercial export compliance regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and professionally communicate with all levels in the organization, vendors and customers.
  • Understanding of pricing models.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with working knowledge of MS Office and Access.
  • Proven team-work capabilities and experience.
Additional Requirements

  • Understanding of the Fourth Shift or Syteline ERP system.
  • Able to handle and resolve customer complaints and problems and escalate when required.
  • Willing and able to develop long-term relationships internally and externally.
  • Attention to detail.
Functional Scope

The Customer Service Representative provides support to both the internal and external customers of the company.  This position plays an active role in the maintenance and management of the various business systems. Success in this role will require a proactive approach and the ability to create and implement process improvements to ensure that the systems and processes are as robust as possible to provide superior service to the customers.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the accurate and timely management of all sales order activity.
  • Ensure all sales data is accurate and complete in order to maintain order, market and backlog reporting integrity including schedule and associated dollars.
  • Responsible for raising export compliance concerns to the DECA or DECA backup when required.
  • Serves as a central point of contact for customer inquiries. Provides customers with updated order and delivery status.
  • Responsible for inputting data (RFQs, pricing, status, etc) into the PTS (Proposal Tracking System) and ensuring that all data is accurate and complete and up to date.
  • Provides engineering with request for quote information required to initiate estimating process.
  • Performs contract review and order acceptance process. Controls and maintains master contracts/ purchase order files.
  • Assists with the configuration control process.
  • Performs the EDI transaction conversion to the business system. Tracks changes in delivery dates, prices and handles terminations.
  • Maintains customer information in the various business systems.
  • Responsible for disseminating Terms and Conditions, special shipping instructions, configuration changes and quality requirements throughout the organization.
  • Assists accounting with invoicing and collection issues.
  • Review Customer Scorecards.
  • Perform other duties as required by the business and as instructed by supervisor.


Essential Functions of Position


Interpersonal Skills

  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of personnel within the organization and the customer.
  • Must be able to communicate orally and/or in writing as to work requirements, work in progress, and/or work completion
  • Must be able to follow complex instructions and/or directions. May require ability to decide on a course/sequence of action

Schedule and Planning

  • Must be able to schedule and organize time effectively to satisfactorily complete assigned tasks and functions.

Physical Effort

  • Minimal physical effort
  • May be required to travel occasionally to customer premises or corporate office.
  • Operate personal computer.

Working Conditions

  • Primarily work in office areas with exposure to shop floor.
  • Generally responsible for the safety and clean up of own work area.


  • The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibility and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.

Contact Pamela R. Daly regarding this position at:

Barnes Aerospace

169 Kennedy Rd

Windsor, CT 06095

P: 860-687-5270

F: 401-228-0823


Export Employment Opportunity

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 by Danielle McClellan


By: Danielle McClellan

Southern California Company seeking to hire full time employee to handle the administrative requirements of exporting our product to international customers.

Must have experience in properly classifying material for US State Department or US Commerce Department licenses.

$40,000-$50,000 starting salary with company benefits of:  company bonuses, matching 401K, medical/dental insurance.

If interested, please send your résumé to:

Shawn Johnston

Director of Corporate Operations

Integrated Procurement Technologies (IPT)

Tel:  (805)682-0842

Fax:  (805)682-9434


Global Trade Manager/ITAR Postion Available

Thursday, August 19th, 2010 by Danielle McClellan


By: Danielle McClellan

Location: Carlsbad, California

Candidate must ensure that the international business activities of all ViaSat operating units are conducted in full compliance with all relevant US Government regulatory requirements.  This must be accomplished concurrent with providing the highest level of customer service to our internal and external customers, and in a manner that ensures program objectives are fulfilled.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate, who can “think outside the box” and can direct an Import/Export program with a real team approach and the ability to deliver timely compliant solutions to import/export issues.

Outstanding communication and issue resolution skills are required.  Must also be proficient in Microsoft Office as well as an excellent working knowledge of the ITAR.

Required.  Extensive knowledge of the ITAR, EAR and OFAC Regulations.  Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal.  Ability to prepare TAA’s, MLA’s, Dept of State export licenses, AES filings, and any other specific required documentation called for in an Import/Export environment

US Citizenship Required

For more information and to apply, go to and search job requisition number: 4846

Trade and Regulatory Compliance Analyst Opening

Monday, August 9th, 2010 by Danielle McClellan


By: Danielle McClellan

Job ID 2078
Job Location Bay Area CA – San Francisco
Job Category Legal
Date Posted Aug 4, 2010
The world is changing. Join the Riverlution! At Riverbed, we bring the world closer together so every person and every company can find the fastest way to the possible. Imagine if you could run applications up to 100 times faster over your WAN, reduce network traffic by up to 95%, and collaborate anywhere as if you were in the same room- you can!

Riverbed is the IT performance company. WAN optimization solutions from Riverbed liberate businesses from common IT constraints by increasing application performance, enabling consolidation, and providing enterprise-wide network and application visibility – all while eliminating the need to increase bandwidth, storage or servers

Riverbed offers the rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry who are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. We need cross-functional thinkers with the ability to see and link the pieces of the big picture together across all functions to make our business grow and flourish. Join us on this journey, and help us create the world of the future. We offer competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

Under the direction of the Associate General Counsel, the Trade and Regulatory Compliance Analyst will support Riverbed’s import/export trade compliance and product regulatory compliance efforts. This includes supporting the development and maintenance of a formal trade compliance program relating to both import and export of products, as well as supporting Riverbed’s product compliance efforts. While the position reports into the legal department, the Trade and Regulatory Compliance Analyst must be able to work across multiple organizations, including operations, sales operations, support, engineering and product management. Additionally, the position must maintain good working relationships and actively cooperate with internal and external customers, business partners, outside consultants and applicable government agencies. The Trade and Regulatory Compliance Analyst will be responsible for documenting processes, training of internal departments, record-keeping, developing documentation for customers and partners, and responding to ad hoc trade compliance issues. This is a generalist position, responsible for supporting a wide range of trade and regulatory issues under the direction of the legal department and with assistance from other Riverbed departments and outside consultants as necessary.

•Classify products for import and export using the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Export Administration Regulations, and other established regulatory information.
•Research, report and implement international trade data in order to ensure global import, export and supply chain compliance.
•Provide training to our internal customers.
•Respond to inquiries from Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders regarding HTS classification, ECCN classifications, documentation requirements, and other import and export regulations to ensure timely clearance.
•Assist engineering and product management in documenting product regulatory compliance for customers and partners.
•Publish trade and regulatory compliance information to customers and partners to enable easier self-service for trade and regulatory-related questions.
•Correspond with foreign vendors and purchasing to obtain documentation and information necessary for supply chain security and timely customs clearance of import and export transactions.
•Maintain and distribute performance reports to provide awareness and measure effectiveness of import, export and supply chain compliance programs.
•Assist in developing and maintaining policies, procedures and instructions manual to assure compliance with import and export laws, regulations, administrative practices and supply chain security.
•Assist in identifying new procedures and methods to expedite the import and export of shipments and deliveries to customers, and identify cost savings plans for the efficient and compliant operation of global trade.
•Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

•Five + years experience in international trade and compliance and/or IT product regulatory/homologation compliance.
•Strong working knowledge and experience with import and export regulations and audit practices.
•Bachelors Degree or higher.
•Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) with ability to implement and conduct training programs.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office.

•Licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
•Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer.
•Familiarity with trade issues specific to encryption.
•Global logistics experience.
•Information technology product homologation experience.
•Familiarity with international regulations applicable to IT equipment, such as WEEE, RoHS and REACH.
•Desire to learn.
•Self-starter with the ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in fast-paced, changing environment.

Riverbed Technology, Inc. is a San Francisco company near CalTrain, Muni and BART, with excellent salary, options and benefits. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

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Eric Hirschhorn Finally Gets BIUS Under Secretary

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 by John Black


By: John Black

Long time export compliance expert Eric Hirschhorn is now the Under Secretary of Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.  Exporters should welcome this; Eric brings with him an extremely impressive resume and a recognized reputation as an experienced export compliance expert.  His appointment was delayed by Congress for reasons relatively unrelated to his competence.

Besides extensive experience as a trade control lawyer, he also served as the Executive Secretary of the Industry Coalition on Technology Transfer (ICOTT), an association that sought to influence US trade control rules and policies.  He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration from 1980 to 1981.

It’s nice to see that President Obama has staffed the upper level of the Commerce Department with a solid team of leaders who have extensive export compliance experience.