Sr. Export Controls Officer

Ohio State University in Columbus, OH

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Department: Office of Research Integrity
Summary of Duties:
Senior Export Control Officer for Research Compliance The Office of Research, Office of Secure Research (OSR)
Office of Secure Research: The Office of Secure Research (OSR) has oversight of Ohio States compliance with export and national security related regulations and obligations including compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the National Industry Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).
Opportunity: OSR is seeking a Senior Export Control Officer to support the Universitys mission to manage the execution of compliance programs and policies, particularly as they relate to export controls and sanctions regulations appropriately and efficiently. Under the direction of the OSR Director, the Senior Export Control Officer is responsible for identifying compliance requirements and potential vulnerabilities regarding the proper handling of export-controlled information and materials by reviewing research proposals, sponsored research agreements and other university activity that may intersect with export control regulations and determine the applicability of the Fundamental Research Exclusion. This position will maintain the university-wide export control compliance program; make recommendations to policies or procedures when necessary; and assist with strategic planning to prioritize activities and oversee all activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence to policies and procedures to ensure compliance with U.S. regulations and University policies as they relate to export control and sanctions regulations as well as to facilitate the implementation of comprehensive institution-wide compliance initiatives.
Performance Objectives Overview:
1. Ensure compliance within the institutional export control compliance program as well as provide approval oversight of institutional processes.
2. Effectively communicate the mission and goals of export control in an effort to improve current processes, solicit ideas for improving problematic areas and addressing compliance issues;
3. Assist the Director, OSR in maintaining the university-wide export control compliance program; attend regular meetings to provide updates; make recommendations to policies or procedures when necessary; and provide strategic planning to prioritize activities.
4. Draft and submit formal export license applications with federal agencies and maintain all necessary records. Manage and maintain Universitys registration with various regulatory agencies systems for ensuring compliance including registration with the State Departments Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), DTrade, SNAP-R, etc.
5. Identify compliance requirements and potential vulnerabilities regarding the proper handling of export-controlled information, materials or technology.
6. Work with key constituents within the Office of Research and University community to develop institutional policies, procedures, training and educational materials and best practices that meet compliance requirements.
7. Assist the Director, OSR, along with other key constituents within the Office of Research, and the Office of University Compliance and Integrity in the development and improvement of baseline standards for data use, record keeping, and documentation of research activities.
Additional Information for Applicants::
A cover letter and resume are required with application.
Due to U.S. export control regulations governing information, technology, and facilities accessed during the performance of this work, applicants must be: (1) U.S. citizens or nationals; (2) permanent residents; (3) asylees or refugees; or (4) individuals otherwise described as protected individuals pursuant to Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1324b(a)(3)(b).
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
This position has been reposted.
Required Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education;
5+ years of experience in implementation/oversight of an export control program in a corporate, or academic research, research administration and compliance environment;
1+ years of experience in technology or technical data classifications according to the federal regulations, and the submission and management of export and deemed export licenses;
In-depth knowledge of relevant federal export control regulations, including those pursuant to EAR, ITAR, and OFAC, as well as National Security Decision Directive 189;
Ability to use Visual Compliance or similar export control software;
Possess a solid business and management acumen, critical thinking and leadership skills;
Proven ability to build relationships with a wide variety of constituencies and leverage those effectively, and lead by example;
Ability to develop strong relationships and work with senior-level administration and faculty, and be receptive to their feedback;
Have superior verbal, written and visual communication and presentation skills;
Ability to balance working independently and with a team, exercise judgment and discretion for effective decision making and problem solving;
Have strong interpersonal skills for effectively engaging and influencing individuals and groups.
Desired Qualifications: Desired Qualifications:
Masters degree or Ph.D. in STEM related field
1+ years of experience of sponsored research and compliance experience in higher education;
5+ years of experience creating and implementing compliance strategies and technology control programs;
5+ years of experience in academic research, research administration, and compliance;
Excellent project management skills and ability to work with others to establish comprehensive strategies with appropriate objectives, metrics and execution schedules.
Target Salary: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
100.0
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.

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