Officer-Export Control
Oregon State University 116 reviews - Corvallis, OR

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The Vice President of Research Office invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President.

The position reports administratively to the Director of the Office of Research Integrity. The ECO is responsible for designing, developing, implementing and monitoring an export control compliance program for the university. The program will have a significant educational component for faculty, staff and students. The individual must work cooperatively with University General Counsel, the Risk Management Officer and other key players in designing and implementing the program.

The successful candidate will be expected to design, develop and implement a comprehensive Export Control Program for Oregon State University.

Position Duties
35% - Develop and operate an educational program for faculty, staff and students on the issues of export control. The program could have both mandatory (for faculty and graduate students), and optional modules on issues such as deemed export, foreign travel, identification and management of controlled technologies, reporting, etc. The program should include the development of a comprehensive web site with web-based materials to facilitate independent learning.

10% - Work with faculty and other investigators to make accurate technology classifications and export licensing determinations (must understand the technologies, CCL, and USML).

10% - Maintain detailed training, travel, equipment, investigation, and activity records encompassing all activities conducted and supported by the ECO.

10% - Participation in regional and national compliance organizations that include export control as a distinct component of their ongoing programs. The incumbent will be expected to be self-motivated in continuing education to remain current on issues, policies, regulations and best practices for managing this program.

10% - Other administrative duties as assigned, including being an effective team member with all ORI units.

All activities will involve extensive and ongoing collaboration with the Office of the General Counsel, the Risk Management Office, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development, Business Services, Public Safety, the Graduate School, and all academic programs. The percentage of time spent on each of the above duties is expected to vary over time and with the demands of the position.

5% - Work with International Programs to review and complete H1-B visas; visiting scientists and post-docs coming to OSU on this type of visa must be cleared through Visual Compliance prior to starting their visit.

5% - Review foreign travel requests involving listed countries. Develop a program to assist faculty, staff, or students traveling to or through listed countries to assure their safety and the security of the materials with which they are traveling.

5% - Devise and execute any required technology control plans required to hardware/software purchasing or leasing agreements. Work with PaCS and university business centers to assure the implementation of the plans.

5% - Work with OCCD to screen for potentially restricted parties (individuals and companies). Also, for new or emerging technologies, check that red flag information or materials are not on ECCN or ITAR lists.

5% - Work with the Vice President for Research, the Associate Vice President for Research and General Counsel if compliance issues are discovered.

Position Duties (continued):

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Minimum/Required Qualifications
U.S. Citizenship.

Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Business, or similar field, and a minimum of 3 years' experience with compliance programs.

Demonstrated working knowledge of EAR, ITAR and OFAC regulations.

Detailed understanding of intellectual property issues as they relate to ownership, licensing, patenting, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements and related issues are they relate to transactions both within the US and abroad.

Demonstrable knowledge of Visual Compliance.

Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive subjects.

Strong project and people management skills. Demonstrated success in leading complex project teams to deliver on time and within budget.

Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work with multi-national, multi-ethnic groups in productive, collaborative ways.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated experience in providing instruction.

This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be deemed fit for duty at placement and while serving in the position.

This position must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license and maintain a satisfactory driving record while serving in the position; therefore, the incumbent must provide a copy of their driving history for the past 2 years from the issuing state's Dept. of Motor Vehicles.

Preferred Qualifications
Self-motivated, life-long learner.

An advanced professional degree such as an M.S. in a field of Science, Engineering or Business, J.D. degree, or other applicable degrees.

Demonstrated experience working with multiple university offices such as General Counsel, Risk Management Officers, university travel officials, offices of technology transfer, offices of sponsored programs.

Demonstrated skills using computers and a variety of software packages, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excess, Access).

Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)

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Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity is:
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Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names and contact information for 4 professional references who can attest to their experience with export control activities. The document should also provide a statement granting OSU permission to contact these references. References will not be contacted unless a candidate is selected to be interviewed.
(Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Becca Lynch at 541-7372474 or at

Finalists for this position will be required to complete a criminal history questionnaire. Offers of employment will be contingent upon a satisfactory criminal history check.

Finalists for this position will be required to obtain their driving history for the past 2 years from the issuing state's Dept. of Motor Vehicles. Offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory driving history and possession of a valid driver's license.

OSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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