Export Control Officer - Vice Chancellor for Research

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Classification:Administrative Professional 3
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Vice Chancellor for Research
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is inviting applications for an Export Control Officer to provide crucial support to the University community in complying with and navigating U.S. export control regulations. We are seeking a candidate with excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to educate and assist a wide variety of audiences on complex regulations. You will have the opportunity to work with researchers, staff and management across many UAF departments that perform world-renowned research in arctic biology, engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and Alaska Native studies.


10Ensure university community is aware of obligations as they relate to export controls and develop and deliver training opportunities, including in-person training opportunities and written informational materials for UAF research personnel, staff and administration. Create reports, presentations, and responses to requests for information. Develop and maintain educational material on export controls for web sites. Deliver training via lectures, workshops and discussion groups as appropriate. Coordinate training and educational events involving invited subject matter experts. Responsible for maintaining the university’s ITAR Registration, including updates and annual renewals.Essential
20Perform restricted party screenings related to UAF research activities, including but not limited to; screening international collaborations and shipments, working with Travel Offices to screen international travel, working with Office of International Programs and Initiatives on export certifications for I-129 petitioners, and others as needed.Essential
20Work closely with Office of Grants and Contracts Administration (OGCA) to review award terms and conditions as needed for applicability of export controls. Review Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and international Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs) for presence of export control issues. Work with sponsors, investigators, unit offices and OGCA to ensure compliance with export regulations prior to the award and throughout the life of the grant, contract, or agreement.Essential
50Review university activities for physical and deemed exports. This includes but is not limited to; performing self-classifications for items or technology or technical data, submitting commodity jurisdiction or classification requests to either the Department of State or Department of Commerce on behalf of UAF. Evaluate activities for the applicability of available license exceptions and exemptions and/or submit export license applications. Work with university personnel to develop and maintain Technology Control Plans for export controlled materials as needed. Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures and prepare self-disclosures to regulatory agencies on violations of export control regulations as necessary. Has authority over all research activities subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Authority to prohibit any physical or deemed export of EAR or ITAR controlled materials if appropriate license is not in place. Advise management of potential problems and findings when violations exist; institute procedures to correct violations; and serve as a liaison between internal and external entities, and the University.Essential


Demonstrated knowledge of export control regulations; may be waived for an individual with related experience in research compliance or administration at a university.

Expert ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

Ability to make complex decisions that may not be favorable to all parties.

Strong organizational skills and ability for independent, unsupervised work are essential.

Ability to work with a service-oriented approach.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, facilitating review of activities using a cooperative approach.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with various constituencies within a research university.

Experience reporting to executive management and recommending new policy or policy changes.

Knowledge and/or experience in instructional activities (lecture, seminar and web based) and strong public speaking skills in small and large groups.

Strong computer skills with training and experience in database management.

Ability to collect, archive, analyze, and interpret data from system audits.

Excellent analytical, as well as oral and written skills and ability to generate reports for various audiences, including executive management. A background in and the ability to develop and refine policies and procedures is required.

Required Education and Experience: 

Master’s degree and five years of experience in either research administration or export controls, including ITAR, EAR, or OFAC regulations or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Specific knowledge of  ITAR, EAR, and/or OFAC regulations is preferred.

Experience with SNAP-R, DECCS, AES, or other web-portals for classification, restricted party screening, and license application preferred.  

Candidates that do not possess a master's degree will still be considered if they possess one of the following:

Baccalaureate and 5 years experience in research, military, or shipping requiring familiarity and compliance with federal regulations. Specific knowledge of  ITAR, EAR, and/or OFAC regulations is preferred.

Two or more years experience working as/or with an export control officer (or equivalent) and have documented training in EAR and ITAR compliance.

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.

Application Process:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Please submit your application no later than 10/21/2020 at 11:55 PM Alaska Time.  The review of this posting will start on 10/22/2020. This posting will be closed once it is filled.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact GI - Office of Human Resources at 907-474-6498. 

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the UA Human Resources office at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

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

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact GI HR at 907-474-6498.

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