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Export Control Compliance Professional

Company: Rocket Lab USA
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 measures.
  • 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 disruptions.
  • Prepare, review, and submit applications for export/import licenses, permits, and other requests for authorization from the U.S. Government.
  • Review incoterms, harmonized tariff code and classifications for accuracy.
  • Prepare, review and approve technology control plans, and provide technology transfer oversight (including visits and travel).
  • Analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk and determine whether due diligence has been satisfied.
  • 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 issues.
  • Review and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments.
  • Oversee relationships with freight forwarders and customs brokers.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from management.
  • Management of priorities, provide good customer service, must provide timely responses/guidance, and complete projects on schedule.Requirements

    • 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 Technology Licenses)
    • 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 tools.
      • Familiar with Special Security Agreement (SSA), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and Classified programs.
      • 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 sound judgment.
      • 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 compliance.Important Information:
        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

Keywords: Rocket Lab USA, Long Beach , Export Control Compliance Professional, Other , Long Beach, California

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