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Trade Compliance Specialist

Airbus Defense and Space
Arlington, VA
  • Expired: September 28, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex U.S. defense, security, space, and intelligence requirements. Celebrating over 50 years in the US, we remain a trusted government partner, leveraging world-class satellite, laser communication, rotor and fixed wing solutions to help our national security, defense and space focused customers meet their missions.

Airbus U.S. looks to employ a commitment driven team, dedicated to enabling our customer's mission success. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment and a welcoming and engaging staff. With competitive compensation and superior employee benefits, as well as a commitment to fostering individual career growth, Airbus U.S. is the place where top talent wants to work.

Position Summary:

The Export and Trade Compliance Specialist supports the development of policy, training, management of licenses and other authorizations, and filing obligations under the U.S. export regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), and Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). Serve as an export and trade compliance point of contact for AIRBUS U.S. Space and Defense, Inc. (AIRBUS US) and its sister companies in the US operating in the Defense and Space division and manage internal assessment and support of company trade compliance needs throughout the business lifecycle.

Primary Responsibilities:

Trade Compliance Administration: 50%

  • Serve as a point of contact to company personnel for proposed exports and activities, including jurisdiction determination, classification, licensing requirements, and exemption or exception applicability, screening parties to transactions against denied parties lists, creating and submitting applications for export licenses through SNAP-R and DECCS, filing ACE Electronic Export Information records, creating commercial invoices, decrementing licenses, and maintaining export records.
  • Assist in managing the company's SNAP-R and ACE accounts, including monitoring of licenses and authorizations, tracking license conditions compliance and submission of reports as required by the relevant U.S. government agency.
  • Work with external customers, vendors, freight forwarders, custom brokers, government agencies, and other functions to support compliance.
  • Review and approve affiliate visit requests relating to the potential transfer or export of export-controlled information.
  • Maintain and grow knowledge of regulations applicable to U.S. export, import, and trade sanctions regulations.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of company procedures and instructions designed to support compliance with U.S. export, import, and trade sanctions regulations.

Training, Audits, and Investigations: 40%
  • Deliver training to company employees on compliance with U.S. export, import, and trade sanctions regulations, including focused training to applicable functional support staff, and export license and agreement training to business line and program personnel.
  • Assist with internal investigations and compliance assessments, M&A due diligence, and internal and external audits, as assigned.

  1. Other Duties as Assigned: 10%

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate discipline such as international business, management, or engineering. Relevant experience may substitute for required education

  • Must possess a minimum of 1-3 years' experience in international trade compliance
  • Experience with a defense-related company in an export control or compliance position is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet or exceed deadlines, prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong knowledge of ITAR, EAR and Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations
  • Solution-oriented issue spotting, troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the ACE, SNAP-R and DECCS tools
  • Must be a US Person, as defined by the US export control regulations and eligible to receive and handle controlled unclassified information

Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Technical Systems Proficiency:
  • Must possess proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office

Travel Required:
  • 10% Domestic and International

  • U.S. Citizenship

Decision Making, Complexity:
  • Subject matter proficiency and focal point for trade compliance matters for the United States and Europe regarding U.S. laws and regulations
  • Determine authorization requirements- manage, prepare and submit export licenses to the U.S. government
  • Decision making on denied party screening
  • Mitigate risk levels by providing guidance and recommendations
  • Interactions with U.S. government agencies
  • Participate in assessments/audits
  • Determine export jurisdiction and classification of hardware, software, and technology

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:
  • This position requires an ability to work in a highly dynamic environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • Be a trust partner by deploying clear, concise, accurate, and timely communication to guide the business to integrate compliance into daily business operations.
  • Cost of compliance penalties mitigated by managing trade compliance program within the company, i.e., trainings, audits, screening, attend meetings with other departments, etc.
  • Submission to the U.S. government for authorization to export products that require licensing under U.S. jurisdiction - to continue business transactions with customers/suppliers with no delays
  • Work with the business lines to ensure export control is involved early and as needed as the business lifecycle progresses to avoid unnecessary blocking points later in the program execution.
  • Ensure the company maintains records of hardware and technical data exports and files Electronic Export Information as required.

Nature of Contacts:

Involved Communication on a daily basis with internal and external parties

Equal Opportunity: Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

As a leader in our field, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

As a matter of policy, Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment with Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. is at will, meaning either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

Airbus Defense and Space


1525 Wilson Blvd

Arlington, VA
22209 USA



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