Export Compliance Officer

Export Compliance Officer

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH


The Export Compliance Officer (ECO) is responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of the OSU export control program, in coordination with the Senior Export Control Officer (SECO), to support the OSU Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge. The ECO is a key point of contact for internal and external inquiries regarding export controls and assists the SECO in the oversight/monitoring of export control processes to promote and facilitate compliance with federal laws and Ohio State University policies and procedures. In collaboration with the SECO and Export Control Analyst, the ECO will be responsible for implementing best-practices in export controls including, but not limited to: development, oversight, management of record keeping aspects of the export control program; identifying export-control requirements in sponsored research; assessing international shipping and international travel for export compliance and licensing requirements; creating and delivering ongoing training, education and guidance to campus faculty and staff in export-related matters and managing Technology Control Plans (TCP), including drafting and security approval of TCPs and annual TCP auditing.


The Export Compliance Officer will be familiar with export controls and their regulatory framework in a research environment and have excellent oral and written communication skills. The ECO will need to engage with a wide range of university, government, and industry stakeholders and coordinate with OSU faculty and staff, including, but not limited to: tenured faculty, research faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, research staff, research administrators, department administrators, legal counsel, and other compliance personnel.  The ECO will collaborate closely with the Office of Secure Research and the Office of Research Compliance on an ongoing basis to efficiently and effectively mitigate export control risks.


Required Qualifications: 

Master's degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Business Administration, Public Affairs or equivalent combination of education and experience. 4 years’ experience in implementation/oversight of an export control program in a major university or corporate environment; 4 years’ experience in contract review for export control clauses; experience in classification and jurisdiction determinations for technology, products, materials, equipment and software; experience in export licensing; familiarity with JCORE recommendations; knowledge of federal export control regulations including those pursuant to EAR, ITAR, OFAC, and National Security Decision Directive 189; ability to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; candidates currently holding a security clearance preferred.


Due to U.S. export control regulations governing information, technology, and facilities accessed during the performance of this work, applicants must be: (1) U.S. citizens or nationals; (2) permanent residents; (3) asylees or refugees; or (4) individuals otherwise described as “protected individuals” pursuant to Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1324b(a)(3)(b).


Desired Qualifications:

Sponsored research and compliance experience in higher education is highly desired; Extensive experience creating and implementing compliance strategies and technology control programs, highly desired; 6 + years’ experience in implementation/oversight of an export control program in a major university or corporate environment; 6+ years’ experience in contract review for export control clauses.


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Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.