Export Control Manager

Location: Manassas, VA
Job Code: 1900
# of openings: 1


Position Overview:

Reporting to the Vice President of Contracts and Export Control, the Export Control Manager is responsible for export compliance with U.S. and Non-U.S. laws and regulations. You will manage and oversee all

aspects of Aurora's export and import licensing and compliance requirements in accordance and in concert with U.S. Government laws and regulations and Aurora corporate policies and procedures. As Aurora’s lead export licensing official, your will manage our export licensing program may serve as our data privacy focal, ensuring that personally identifiable information (“PII”) obtained by Aurora is protected to fullest extent required by law.



  • Collaborate with cross functional team members across Aurora and our subsidiaries to efficiently and effectively develop, execute and manage export and import licensing compliance and outcomes.  

  • Work with U.S. Government agencies and departments to ensure compliance with trade and export licensing regulations including: 

    • Drafting, implementing and enforcing successful internal governance, policies and procedures to mitigate the impact of external factors.

    • Participating in trade compliance audits and/or investigations of export and import activities.

    • Researching, analyzing and interpreting U.S. and Non-U.S. international trade regulations and laws (including ITAR, MTCR, EAR, OFAC, Customs) and in determining their effect on operations. 

  • Create an environment of collaboration, trust and compliance by: 

    • Serving as Aurora’s focal point for U.S. Export and Customs inquiries. 

    • Maintaining and updating company’s export compliance manual, export control and data privacy procedures, and policies.

    • Providing day-to-day assistance, communications, briefings, awareness, and compliance training to company personnel on license/agreement, provisos/limitations, ITAR, EAR, OFAC and other import/export laws. 

    • Participating in and supporting international business opportunities to ensure compliance with all required regulations.

    • Reviewing technical data that is being proposed for export to assess technical content and make appropriate export license determination. 

    • Assisting programs and subsidiaries with export classification, commodity jurisdictions, development and execution of training programs.

    • Participating in and leading the vetting process for company representatives to ensure compliance with FCPA. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder) and able to handle controlled unclassified information.

  • Bachelor's degree in Law or J.D. Degree. 

  • MA or BS in Business Administration will be considered an asset.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of direct export licensing and compliance experience.

  • Must have demonstrated extensive knowledge and experience of:

    • U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC")

    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR")

    • Missiles Technology Control Regime ("MTCR")

    • U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"), Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA")

    • U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

    • Customs, and other U.S. and Non-U.S. laws and regulations dealing with export, customs, and sanctions and licensing. 

  • Knowledge of state and federal data privacy laws and regulations.

  • Direct and extensive experience in Departments of State and Commerce export licenses and agreement preparation, submission management, and recordkeeping.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate legal issues or risks and to "see around the corner."

  • Outstanding oral and written communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills.

  • Requires a high degree of judgement, professional ethics, integrity and gravitas.

  • Requires a broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc.), in-depth understanding of how legal issues affect organizations and demonstrated ability to develop legal strategy and objectives.

  • Knowledge of D-Trade and SNAP-R.

  • Requires outstanding organization skills and demonstrated experience handling multiple tasks under competing deadline conditions

  • Eligible to obtain a U.S. Secret Security Clearance.

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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