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Export Control Officer, Office of Research Oversight - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University
Washington D.C.

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Export Control Officer, Office of Research Oversight - Georgetown University Medical Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Export Control Officer, Office of Research Oversight - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Expert Control Officer serves as the University's point of contact and carries primary responsibility for managing the University-wide export control and research compliance program, effectively balancing high quality service with ensuring a culture of compliance. They are responsible for effective implementation of the University's policies and procedures to ensure the University's research and scholarly activities are conducted in compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms (ITAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions programs, and National Security Decision Directive 189 (“NSDD189”).

The Expert Control Officer serves as the primary contact for export control questions related to proposals, awards, material transfer agreements, and non-disclosure agreements; analyzes projects to determine whether equipment and technology is subject to export controls, as well as whether physical imports or exports involve materials subject to export control or other regulations; applies for and monitors export licenses; and prepares and monitors technology control plans. They interface with the foreign visitor programs for all campuses, prepare guidance and website updates, and conduct training related to export controls and research compliance, including international travel. Reporting to the Senior Director, Office of Research Oversight (SDORO), the Expert Control Officer has duties that include but are not limited to:

Policies and Procedures
  • Ensure effective implementation of policies, procedures, guidance, and web-based user- friendly tools to assist the University community in understanding and complying with export control laws.
  • Prepare and conduct effective general University-wide training and education on export controls, as well as sessions tailored toward higher risk departments and projects.

Import and Export Review and Classification
  • Evaluate research activities and subject matter for deemed export and physical imports and exports of goods and technologies.
  • Review proposals, awards, statements of work, non-disclosure agreements and material transfer agreements for the applicability of export controls and the fundamental research exclusion.
  • Work collaboratively with investigators, General Counsel, and Technology Commercialization to make export control classifications related to EAR and ITAR controlled technical data and equipment.
  • Prepare, monitor and audit technology control plans (“TCP”); and ensure that all personnel on TCPs have completed requisite training.
  • Apply for and monitor export control licenses and maintain and retain related documentation; and review and sign the Export Control
  • Develop Addendum for H-1B and O-1 visa extensions to ensure export compliance.

Travel Procedures
  • Manage and oversee an effective foreign travel briefing process analyzing activities and advising travelers.
  • Monitor the ISOS travel tracker and the University's travel system to identify travel to embargoed and sanctioned countries and other countries of concern and provide guidance as needed.

Visitor Programs

Interface with the international visitor programs for all campuses and prepare guidance and training related to export control and research compliance.


Create and implement a review, screening, and monitoring process to ensure that applicable imports comply with relevant regulations and that export licenses are secured, when necessary, for physical exports of materials and technology.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, physical sciences, business administration or other relevant field
  • 5 years of experience in the implementation or oversight of an export control program in an academic or corporate environment
  • Knowledge of, and ability to, apply federal export control regulations, including EAR, ITAR, OFAC sanctions

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