Facility Security Officer/Asst Compliance Officer

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Classification:Administrative Professional 2
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:Vice Chancellor for Research
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Office of Research Integrity seeks a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and resourceful individual to serve as the Facility Security Officer/Assistant Compliance Officer (FSO/ACO) for the University of Alaska. The FSO/ACO will provide service to internal and external customers both inside and outside of the university.


50- Coordinate with UAF Export Control Officer to develop, implement, and maintain an effective Export Control Program, ensuring compliance with ITAR, EAR, and OFAC regulations. - Responsible for evaluating research activities for deemed and physical exports of goods and technologies. Work with research personnel on developing and maintaining Technology Control Plans for export controlled materials when necessary. Apply for and manage export licenses for exports of controlled goods, and evaluate and apply licensing exclusions and exemptions when available. - Conduct export control reviews of travel for research personnel. Assess licensing needs and conduct restricted party screenings. - Perform export classification activities, including self-classifications as well as submitting Commodity Classification Requests to the Department of Commerce and Commodity Jurisdiction Requests to the Department of State. - Develop and deliver training opportunities on Export Controls, including in-person training opportunities and written informational materials to UAF research personnel, university staff, and administration. - Review proposals, grants, contracts and agreements (including Non-Disclosure Agreements and Material Transfer Agreements) for the applicability of export controls. Work with sponsors, investigators, unit offices, Grants and Contracts Administration to ensure compliance with export regulations are fulfilled prior to the award and throughout the life of the grant, contract, or agreement.Essential
50Direct, manage and supervise UA facility clearance and personnel security clearances to assure compliance with the NISPOM, and protect classified information and in compliance with all applicable federal laws, policies, and procedures. - Responsible for facility accreditation documentation generation and maintenance including the development and maintaining of Security Training Education and Awareness to include briefings, counterintelligence training in cooperation and collaboration with DoD Defense Security Service and other military security personnel. - Conduct periodic reviews and self-inspections of UA security processes, to assure compliance with the NISPOM; support DSS Security Vulnerability Assessments and inspections of UA facilities, and prepare reports in conformance with the NISPOM. - Manage, develop, implement and oversee an effective Foreign Travel briefing process and procedures to ensure NISP compliance requirements for reporting. Effectively prepare personnel for foreign travel to mitigate known and potential risks and capture post-travel reports. Manage, implement, and oversee an NSIP compliant counterintelligence briefing and reporting program; developing suspicious incident reports and conducting liaison with the Defense Security Service and other government agencies to manage threats from foreign intelligence collection. -Actively support UA's Insider Threat and Incident Response process, serve as Insider Threat Program Senior Official and develop processes and procedures to ensure NISP and contractual compliance requirements, while effectively mitigating known and potential risks to personnel, contracts, and UA. Report all security violations and compromises/potential compromises to appropriate leadership and government agencies. -Provide advisory and consultations services to senior management and perform other related duties required to assure a comprehensive and viable security program within the guidelines of the NISPOMEssential

The FSO/ACO will work with two relatable programs ensuring compliance with established regulations regarding the university's facility security clearance and export controlled materials. Serving the university community, the FSO will manage the administrative, training, communications, database maintenance, and record-keeping components of the facility security program for the university following Defense Security Service regulation. The position will also serve as Assistant Compliance Officer for export control to maintain compliance with established regulations and policies for ITAR, EAR, and OFAC under the guidance of the Research Compliance Officer. The position will provide information and customer service to both internal and external personnel.

*** US Citizenship and Top Secret Security Clearance are required to be considered for this position.***

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of NISPOM, its regulations, and policies.
  • Knowledge of managing a security program and maintaining records for individuals and programs in the oversight of this position.
  • Knowledge of export control regulations and policies.
  • Ability to create reports, work independently and within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both with internal and external customers at various levels of the UA organization.
  • Ability to create and conduct training and serve as an expert in policy and regulation.
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with databases.
  • Ability to recognize areas of non-compliance and implement changes to mitigate the problems.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training, experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD security administration. 
  • Active Top Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen due to the nature and sensitivity of the position.
  • Experience in administering an industrial security program, including experience working with the NISPOM and Intelligence Community Directive ( ICD), government inspections and management of personnel and facility clearances.
  • Experience in administering an export compliance program, including experience working with ITAR, Export Administration Regulations ( EAR), Foreign Asset Control Regulations ( FACR), Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities Regulations (DoE) and/or other relevant export compliance regulations.
  • Experience with JPAS, eQuip, SWFT and export compliance web portals.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Salary Information:

This position is a full-time, exempt, and Grade 80 with salary commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  The review of this posting will start on 2/10/2019 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  This posting will remain open until filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7999.  Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UAF Human Resources Office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Non-Represented Staff (Probationary Period):

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.  During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecamus.

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status.  The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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