Amherst, Massachusetts, The Export Control Compliance Specialist, under the direction of the Sr. Associate Director, Research Compliance, works to implement UMass Amherst’s export control compliance program. The Export Control Compliance Specialist will analyze research projects and activities for potential intersection with U.S. export control laws and regulations (“export controls”), determine if export controls apply, and initiate appropriate action to ensure compliance. The Specialist also provides export control training to campus community members, including faculty, staff, administration, and students.
Analyze, interpret, and apply U.S. export controls laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR,” 15 CFR Parts 730-774), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR,” 22 CFR Parts 120-130), and sanctions programs implemented by the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), in a university setting.
Review and analyze contractual and other documents related to proposing and conducting university research to identify intersections with export controls and, when applicable, develop, implement, and document the appropriate compliance response.
Coordinate and communicate with researchers to obtain information necessary to determine whether export controls apply to their research projects and convey the results of export-control compliance analyses.
Conduct restricted-party screening of research collaborators and other parties, including, but not limited to, sponsors, coresearchers, primary and subcontractors, and material providers and recipients, to determine potential inclusion on restricted entity/person lists issued by governmental departments and agencies.
Analyze research subject matter to determine potential inclusion on lists of export-controlled items, such as the Commerce Control List (“CCL”) and U.S. Munitions List (“USML”). Identify and apply for license and commodity jurisdiction requests to Government entities.
Develop and provide export control training to campus community members, including faculty, administrators, students, and other researchers. Attend export control training sessions conducted by Government departments and agencies, including, among others, Departments of Treasury, Commerce, and State.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Bachelor’s degree in Legal studies, Public Administration, Business, Science or engineering, or other related field and two years demonstrated experience implementing and/or enforcing federal or state regulations, preferably in the area of export controls, trade compliance, or sanctions and embargoes, though other regulatory experience may be acceptable. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be substituted.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with a diverse client base, both in writing and orally, including students, staff, faculty and campus and system leadership; ability to deal diplomatically with people at all levels.
Excellent written and oral presentation skills, including ability to create compelling presentation materials and give effective presentations.
Ability to analyze complex documents and situations, identify workable solutions, and effectively balance service with regulatory compliance.
Intermediate level of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Well-developed organizational skills; ability to independently work on multiple projects concurrently and prioritize those projects.
Ability to work effectively and be flexible in a fast-paced, high-volume professional environment.