Hiring Organization 1640 - IMPORT/EXPORT CONTROL OFFICE
Clearance Options Secret
Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
Category Engineering Support
Career Level Level 3
Relocation Eligibility Yes
Minimum Years of Experience 6
Work Authorization U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Clearance Status Able to Obtain
Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.
JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries.
We aim to do things never done before and to go places few can go. We dare mighty things...do you?
JPL's Import/Export Control Office (I/ECO) supports NASA's mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) by ensuring that the release of Scientific and Technical Information (STI) complies with the laws and regulations of the U.S. government. I/ECO is also the executive liaison between JPL/Caltech and the U.S. government export regulatory agencies.
Serving as a contributing member of this team, you will:
Work collaboratively with I/ECO and program/project/task personnel to ensure JPL compliance with U.S. import and export laws by preparing Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs), license and exemption requests, and any related correspondence.
Prepare, submit, negotiate and assist in the implementation of Export Compliance Management Plans (ECMPs), Technology Transfer Control Plans (TTCPs) and Technology Control Plans (TCPs).
Prepare the Import/Export Control Considerations sections of proposals and task plans.
Assist in the preparation of Commodity Jurisdiction requests.
Process foreign visitor requests and foreign person access requests to IT resources.
Participate in the resolution of legal and regulatory questions regarding import and export requirements and procedures.
Maintain auditable records of all documents pertaining to import and export.
Perform document reviews for publication of technical information and for limited release of technical information to foreign persons.
Assist in the development and use of import/export control training materials
Attend a minimum of two export conferences annually to maintain professional competencies.
Assist in the continuous improvement of JPL import/export processes, procedures and work products.
This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree in international relations, international studies, business, law, the sciences or engineering with typically a minimum of 6 years of related experience; a Master's degree in these disciplines with typically a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or a PhD in these disciplines with typically a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
NOTE: Successful candidates must be a U.S. Person and have an active secret clearance or the ability to obtain one.
Other requirements include:
Extensive understanding and wide-ranging application in one or more of the following areas: International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and applicable industry practices and standards in import/export compliance.
Advanced knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards related to U.S. Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) licensing, and licensing forms, guidelines and procedures, including experience in preparing, submitting and administering license applications; experience in the preparation of complex Commodity Jurisdiction requests to DDTC or BIS; understanding of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS); experience in classifying items on the United States Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CCL).
Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate both orally and in writing.
Proficiency in personal computer applications and software (including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Ability to interface effectively with colleagues, functional partners, industry partners, and other NASA centers.
Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
Ability to take the initiative to bring assigned tasks to a successful completion with minimal supervision.
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
Detail-orientation with the demonstrated organizational skills to multi-task and handle many assignments concurrently.
Willingness to learn new skills.
Desired qualifications include:
Advanced knowledge of applicable JPL policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations.
Previous work experience in a medium to large organization with multiple projects and interfaces with import/export licensing authorities.
Prior import/export compliance experience is highly desired.
Caltech/JPL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Caltech/JPL to provide equal employment opportunities, actively recruit, and include for employment consideration all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.