Export Compliance Administrator

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Position Overview

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a full-cycle space institute, combining all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operation, data analysis, and education. LASP works heavily with NASA and other governmental agencies, commercial partners, as well as other research laboratories and institutions of higher learning. This position provides guidance and advice to the LASP Empowered Official and LASP management, as well as other LASP personnel on the application of U.S. Government export/import regulations including, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. This position requires extensive knowledge and application of ITAR, EAR and other regulations for the preparation, negotiation, submittal, implementation and management of export classifications and associated authorizations, Technical Assistance Agreements, Technology Control Plans, and Export Compliance processes, procedures, and best practices. This position has oversight and reporting responsibilities.

Job Duties

• Responsible for providing direct support to the LASP Empowered Official and LASP Contracts and Compliance Manager, to which this position directly reports, as well as coordinating with the University's Office of Research Integrity on an as needed basis.

• Responsible for assessing and appropriately classifying LASP Programs and Projects to include hardware, software and associated technology/technical data, primarily in the space sector.

• Responsible for identifying requirements for Government export authorizations for all projects and programs that LASP is involved with.

• Responsible for drafting, applying for, coordinating, disseminating, maintaining, and monitoring U.S. Government export/import licenses, agreements, permits, certifications, technology release authorizations.

• Assists in the development and implementation of LASP procedures and instructions to support compliance with U.S. Government export/import regulations, and University and LASP policies.

• Supports general compliance procedures, including but not limited to: restricted party screenings, end-user certifications, and vendor certifications.

• Supports LASP Administration, including Procurement, Shipping and Receiving, Information Technology, Facilities, Contracts and Human Resources as it relates to export compliance issues.

• Supports and reviews requests for the export and/or import of controlled goods and information, and coordinating approval of requests with management.

• Prepares reports, presentations and metrics associated with export/import transactions and activities.

• Maintains export/import files and records in accordance with U.S. Government export/import regulations and University/LASP policy.

• Assists in the development and management of export/import training materials and provides training across the lab.

• Supports export/import compliance activities such as self-assessments, internal and external audits.

• Supports investigations and export /import related compliance matters.

• Participates in cross-functional technical projects and LASP projects to support scientific, research, engineering, and operational objectives, obligations, and initiatives.



• Bachelor's degree or equivalent

• 4+ years export/import related experience and application of regulations (ITAR, EAR, OFAC)

• Experience classifying technologies

• Understanding of recent U.S. Export Control reforms and initiatives, including a solid understanding of exceptions and exclusions

• Demonstrated ability to think strategically and integrate export licensing requirements with LASP's international research objectives

• Demonstrated ability to participate in multi-functional teams working to solve complex export/import problems and drive issues to conclusions

• Attention to detail and follow through on assignments to achieve desired results

• Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills

Desired Qualifications

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Experience with the space industry

• Experience in higher level Academic Research Institutes and strong understanding of the Fundamental Research Exclusions

• Ability to travel as necessary

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act require that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment admissions, and educational programs. Inquires may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter 2 - Curriculum Vitae This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 10, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00742570





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Posted: 3/12/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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