Export Control Specialist

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2019
Ref
17564
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
EXPORT CONTROL SPECIALIST, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), to serve as a resource--working with the export control officer (ECO)--for departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) on export control compliance to ensure appropriate laws and policies are applied. Will review and prioritize proposals and agreements; gather information and analyze scientific research project statements to determine risk with federal laws and MIT policies; work with PIs to develop preliminary technology control plans for review by ECO; build new and refine existing template questionnaires and other information gathering tools; conduct annual TCP review and compile statistical export on new TCPs, closeouts, and updates to plans; handle annual Defense Trade Controls Registration; use government tools to search Export Administration Regulations on topical subjects and help determine export control classification numbers (ECCNs); collaborate with the ECO to create and develop outreach plans and training materials; deliver and facilitate training; maintain document management system (in QuickBase or similar tool); maintain database and status of export control current activities, including follow-up and closure; maintain export control websites; track and record disposition of export control inquiries; run routine visual compliance checks to screen for restricted parties; provide backup coverage for ECO; field and screen planned international shipments; set up meetings/teleconferences; and perform other tasks as needed.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) in science/engineering; five years’ related experience; knowledge of export control and/or other relevant laws; self-motivation; ability to work with limited supervision; excellent written and verbal communication skills; discretion with complex and highly sensitive information/material; and understanding of the social, ethical, and legal contexts in which research activities are conducted in academia and industry. Job #17564-9
6/13/19