Export Control Specialist

Cambridge, Massachusetts
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Aug 2019
Contract Type
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