Export Control Compliance Professional
Company: Rocket Lab USA
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Rocket Lab is the global leader in small satellite launch. Our
mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. There
are endless possibilities for what we can achieve with better
access to space, and that access is now a reality thanks to Rocket
Lab. Our team is 1,100 people strong and we're adding to it every
week. Collaboration is at our core - every idea is heard and
everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made
quickly and we are action-oriented.While other companies talk about
it, we do it!Summary
The International Trade Compliance Professional is a subject matter
expert in U.S. trade compliance, responsible for the development,
implementation, documentation and maintenance of a comprehensive
and efficient trade compliance program. Must properly manage the
day-to-day processing of export and import activities.
Responsibilities include reviewing and submitting export/import
license applications, advising senior staff about trade compliance
matters. Provide trade compliance oversight to all business
activities. Collaborate with all functional departments to ensure
effective compliance internal controls have been implemented into
procedures and work instructions. Must provide annual and
functional trade compliance training. Has the independent authority
to inquire into any aspect of a proposed export or import,
verifying its legality and accuracy of the information being
submitted, and stop any transactions.
- Implement, maintain, improve and monitor compliance control
- Advise management staff about trade compliance aspects and
risks of proposed business decisions.
- Analyze and interpret export and import regulations and
maintain current knowledge of changes affecting the business.
- Review with department managers their trade compliance internal
controls (procedures, work instructions, forms, checklists, and
tools) for accuracy and compliance.
- Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade
- Prepare, review, and submit applications for export/import
licenses, permits, and other requests for authorization from the
- Review incoterms, harmonized tariff code and classifications
- Prepare, review and approve technology control plans, and
provide technology transfer oversight (including visits and
- Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates
potential risk and determine whether due diligence has been
- Review technical data/technology transfers for marking and
classification requirements to minimize risk of diversion.
- Ongoing development and management of standardized audit and
testing processes needed to identify potential trade compliance
issues associated with operational procedures.
- Review proposals to identify trade compliance needs or
- Review and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and
other non-routine shipments.
- Oversee relationships with freight forwarders and customs
- Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged
- Management of priorities, provide good customer service, must
provide timely responses/guidance, and complete projects on
- Bachelor's Degree in business administration, engineering, or
related fields of study; Will consider minimum 8 years of
professional export compliance, experience in lieu of degree.
- 5 years minimum of specialized experience in trade compliance
for manufacturing and/or aerospace industries.
- 3 years minimum of combined experience and work-knowledge with
DECCS, SNAP-R, Visual Compliance, OCR and ACE.
- Demonstrated knowledge of trade regulations, including
Jurisdiction/Classification (J/C) and HTS classification.
- Demonstrated knowledge of drafting and managing complex export
authorizations (ITAR Agreements, Amendments, and Licenses, Commerce
- Must be US Person per ITAR compliance, with ability to obtain
security clearancePreferred Qualification
- Expert knowledge with the International Traffic in Arms
Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR),
and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
- Strong computer skills including ability to research
transactions and prepare reports in Enterprise Resource Planning
(ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems,
perform spreadsheet calculations, and quickly learn new software
- Familiar with Special Security Agreement (SSA), National
Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work at both detail and strategic levels, work
calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions, and display
- Ability to prepare or revise procedures, work instructions,
forms, and business flowcharts.
- Ability to prepare and review business documents.
- Ability to present and speak eloquently on all facets of trade
To conform to US Government space technology export regulations,
applicants must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident of the
US, protected individual as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3), or
eligible to obtain the required authorization from the US
Department of State.Rocket Lab USA is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, employment with Rocket Lab USA is governed on the basis
of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced
in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national
origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical
disability or any other legally protected status
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