Senior Export Control Analyst

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
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Sep 13, 2021

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The Senior Export Control Analyst serves on the staff of the Office of Export Control and reports into the Deputy ES&H Director. This position has direct responsibility for analyzing and issuing technical determinations, compliance rulings and managing lifecycle licensing responsibilities. This position's responsibilities include export classification of technologies/items, development and implementation of export compliance programs and procedures, development, and delivery of training, and supporting the export control needs of Laboratory programs as required under Federal laws and regulations and DOE directives.

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a world-class fusion energy research laboratory managed by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. PPPL is dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy. The Laboratory advances the fields of fusion energy and plasma physics research to develop the scientific understanding and key innovations needed to realize fusion as an energy source for the world.

The Senior Export Control Analyst is responsible for the following:
  • Analyzing and issuing technical determinations, compliance rulings and managing life-cycle licensing responsibilities, including export classification of technologies/items/software, development and implementation of export compliance programs and procedures, development and delivery of training, and supporting the export control needs of Laboratory programs as required under Federal laws and regulations and DOE directives.
  • Identifying export control issues and recommending creative, effective solutions
  • Conducts export jurisdiction and classification of items and technologies against USML, CCL, HTSUS, etc.
    • Conducts restricted party screening for international transactions such as shipments, collaborations, and travel.
    • Coordinate with Shipping Office on the processing of import and/or export shipments with the AES/EEI filings, as required.
  • Interprets Customs Duties, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administrations Regulations (EAR), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), INCOTERMS; provides subject matter expertise and guidance on exported and imported shipments, international collaborations, and other transactions.
    • Identifies areas for process improvement to enhance compliance, increase efficiency, and improve accuracy.
  • Supports internal, external, and government-directed trade compliance audits and assessments; executes corrective action and training for PPPL and its research partners.
  • Prepares and/or revises compliance plans, procedures, technology control plans, work instructions, forms and business workflows. Assists in
    • Develops compliance related training materials and collaborates on various department and Laboratory organizations.
  • Provides guidance to PPPL organizations to ensure international business activities are conducted in compliance with applicable international trade compliance regulations.
  • Other duties related to position as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in physical sciences, engineering or another related technical field is preferred.
  • Professional certification in export and/or import compliance helpful.
  • Must have in-depth, hands-on technical experience in export controls and import coordination as well as with internal and external auditing.
  • Experience interpreting complex federal export/import compliance regulations in a fundamental research setting with the ability to evaluate jurisdiction and classification issues related to the development of new and emerging technologies.
  • Experience proposing actions on new laws, regulations, or requirements for the Lab to ensure compliance.
  • Provide advice on export compliance issues to ES&H, Operations, and other Laboratory management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge experience using/interpreting federal export control regulations including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Knowledge of US Customs regulations and process.
  • Knowledge of Dept. of Commerce's Automated Export System (AES), international shipping documentation, INCOTERMS, harmonized tariff code and nomenclature, country of origin, customs value, export classification, and export license management.
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with direct team as well as diverse group of stakeholders on DOE staff including:
    • Research
    • Security
    • Business
    • Human resources
    • Communications
  • Ability to review and analyze regulations, statutes, and DOE Orders and determine applicability to a fundamental research facility and educational institution.
  • Knowledge of DOE High Risk Property regulations preferred.
  • Ability to develop, evaluate, and revise export control plans and procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong research, analytical, and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff in formal/informal settings. This position will interact with other professional staff, researchers, graduate students, and collaborators from other institutions.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite products, Google Suite Products, manage database software and other office systems
Certificate and Licenses:

  • Certification in export, import and/or customs compliance from recognized certification organization (ECTI, etc.).
  • Customs broker license optional
Physical Requirements:

  • No major physical requirements.
Working Conditions:

  • Employee may be required to complete radiation safety training for access to certain experimental areas as required by job duties.
  • This position may include remote work arrangements.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. All PPPL employees are required to disclose any participation in a foreign government talent recruitment program and may be required to withdraw from such programs to remain employed under the DOE Contract.



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