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Company: University of California
Location: San Diego, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


This position is responsible for designing, developing, implementing, monitoring and communicating an effective export control and facility security education, licensing, and compliance program at UCSD. The campus Export Control Officer is the primary point of contact for internal and external inquiries regarding export control compliance and Dual Use Research of Concern.

The incumbent is expected to advise on regulatory requirements, to provide input to faculty and administration for handling complicated export control, industrial security and research of concern situations and to provide leadership and direction in compliance with the relevant regulations. Incumbent leads and coordinates institutional-wide initiatives to understand and apply the federal export control, industrial security and research of concern laws and regulations to a wide variety of activities throughout the institution, including research and non-research-related activities that have implications for campus operations such as international agreements, material transfer agreements, sub-recipient agreements, purchase orders, contracts and grants, fieldwork, and international and visiting scholar appointments. Writes a wide variety of export control educational and training materials tailored for different audiences across campus, including faculty, staff, and students.

Responsible for managing websites focused on export control education and compliance. Conducts educational and training sessions for various constituencies, including faculty and designated contact people within schools, labs, and departments. Responsible for export compliance at the University, including review and approval of University technology control plans, and research proposals and contracts where export control regulations or terms are applicable. Applies for export control licenses when necessary. Working with others, identifies the inventory of equipment on campus which might trigger export control compliance obligations.

Serves as a designated point of contact and resource for University researchers, administrators and sponsors, regularly responding to requests for information, analysis of export compliance, industrial security, and dual use research of concern impact and review of contract provisions relating to these areas. Serves as point of contact for export control and facility security related matters with federal agencies such as FBI, ICE, State Department, and the Department of Commerce. Works collaboratively with the Offices of International Affairs, Shipping, IPPS, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources; the Controller, the Tax Department; the Office of the General Counsel, OCGA, and others, as a resource for information regarding export control regulations, compliance, and risk assessment. Works with UCOP Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services, and Research Policy Analysis & Coordination (RPAC).


  • Graduation from college with a major in science, engineering, or allied field, and seven (7) years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience working in a U.S. research university environment in a management position. Experience in the development of educational materials for a variety of university constituencies.

  • Advanced proficiency in public speaking, and writing. Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, sufficient to clearly communicate complex concepts and legal requirements to individuals at all organizational levels, as well as communicating such concepts to large and small groups.

  • Strong project and people management skills.

  • Previous experience using the SNAP-R, STELA and DTAS-Online systems; Familiarity using Visual Compliance software.

  • Expert knowledge and ability to apply all of the Federal, state, system and university regulations, policies and federal guidance documents. Must possess expert knowledge of the types or regulations governing international research collaborations, both within and outside the area of export control. Detailed expert knowledge of export control regulations as they apply in an academic environment.

  • Prior work experience with export control education, licensing, and/or compliance, either at a U.S. university, federal government agency, or defense, engineering, or life sciences company.

  • Demonstrated self-discipline and independent judgment completing highly complex, broadly defined assignments related to export controls. Ability to conduct expert comprehensive, detailed analyses of complex regulations and issue recommendations.

  • In-depth expert knowledge of Export Control Regulations (Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations) and associated licensing requirements. Thorough understanding of intellectual property issues as they relate to ownership, licensing, patenting and transfer of materials and knowledge in US and abroad.

Special Conditions

  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

  • U.S. person status is required for this position in order to comply with the Arms Export Control and Export Administration Act. U.S. persons are U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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