Export Compliance Officer - 10443BR

Export Compliance Officer

General Counsel
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Export Compliance Officer ensures that activities on all University of Kansas campuses, including Lawrence, Edwards, Kansas City, Hutchinson, Wichita, and Salina campuses comply with the various U.S. export control regulations, including those administered by the Department of Commerce (Export Administration Regulations), the Department of State (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), and the Department of the Treasury (individual country sanctions and embargo regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)). The Export Compliance Officer reports to the Director of Security within the Office of the Chancellor and will maintain office operations at the Lawrence campus and on the KUMC Kansas City campus.

Job Description

40% Export Compliance
  • Coordinates export control assessments, license determinations, and documentation, and drafts correspondence with federal agencies and serves as an empowered official for license applications.
  • Conducts restricted party screenings and assists with product/technology classifications, makes license determinations.
  • Provides specialized reviews of university activities that have export control implications, including foreign travel and fieldwork, foreign visitor and visa screening, physical exports, research restrictions, international collaborations, certain purchases and agreements.
  • Determines export licensing requirements for items, technology and technical data, supplied by third parties, or created during the course of university activities, and technical assistance or defense services provided during the course of university activities.
  • Consults and advises researchers and administrators on export control issues in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel and outside counsel, when necessary
  • Drafts and submits for the empowered official’s signature export license applications, commodity jurisdiction or classification, and advisory opinion requests to federal agencies. Maintains documentation and submits required periodic reports to federal agencies.
  • Develops, provides briefings for, tracks, and ensures compliance with necessary technology control plans.
  • Provides guidance and assistance pertaining to other U.S. international shipping regulations and requirements and destination country import regulations.

40% Management of Compliance Programs
  • Implements the export management programs.
  • Advises on the development and maintenance of university policies and procedures to ensure consistency and compliance with federal regulations governing export control and interactions with embargoed or sanctioned countries.
  • Monitor and analyze export control regulatory developments and propose program changes, as needed, to address the University’s export compliance needs.
  • Coordinate with campus partners to identify export control risks and implement solutions to address such risks.

15% Training and Outreach
  • Implements training for faculty and staff regarding export controls, procedures for exports and deemed exports, restricted party screening, technology control plans, interactions with embargoed or sanctioned countries, and reporting of suspected violations.
  • Conducts periodic campus-wide assessment and audit of export control-related activities and risks.

5% Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. Five years export licensing and compliance experience in interpretation of export control regulations and classification and licensing determinations regarding controlled items and technologies.
  3. Program Management experience
  4. Eligibility and ability to receive and maintain a minimum of a U.S. government Secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship required).
  5. Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships regarding compliance with all levels of organizational personnel.
  6. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident to comply with ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. J.D. or master’s degree.
  2. Experience with provisions for “fundamental research” in an academic setting.
  3. Seven years direct export licensing and compliance experience in interpretation of export control regulations and classification and licensing determinations regarding controlled items and technologies.
  4. Previous experience in supervising personnel.
  5. Current government security clearance.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of a cover letter, resume and three professional references. Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An online University of Kansas application must be completed to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Carl Taylor, Office of the General Counsel, ctaylor31@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Starting at $83,345

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