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Compliance Analyst Level V- Washington DC (ID#15719)


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The Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, is seeking Compliance Analyst Level V candidates. These analyst positions are responsible to review and adjudicate export and import licenses and brokering authorizations; determination of jurisdiction of commodities as defense articles and defense services; compliance and enforcement of the applicable laws and regulations; and the automation of these functions.


  • Level V works under General Direction: Assignment made in terms of broad practice, precedents, policies, and goals. The contractor generally proceeds independently in accordance with general plans, policies and purposes of the office. Results of work normally accepted without significant change. The government may provide written or oral guidance before and during assignments. The contractor receives guidance in terms of broad goals and overall objectives and is responsible for establishing the methods to attain them. Generally, the contractor is responsible for an area of work, and typically prepares final work-products for this area but does not have final approval authority.
  • Demonstrates the abilities to perform all of the duties of a Level I, II, III and IV. In addition, must be able to perform the following duties listed below within the required amount of supervision for consideration at Level V.



  • The contractor has no inherently government responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain USG supervisory clearance and/or approval pertaining the position work requirements and/or work products. The contractor shall abide by all State Department, Procurement Information Bulletins (PIB) related to third-party contractor services.
  • Provides subject matter expertise, policy recommendations, and guidance and leadership for junior staff, as well as developing and executing special projects. The incumbent works cooperatively with other Directorate offices, regional and functional bureaus and offices within the Department, the Department of Defense, law enforcement agencies and the Intelligence Community, as well as top-level defense industry and foreign government representatives on defense trade compliance.
  • In accordance with established office policies and procedures, reviews information submitted by registrants to meet the requirements of Section 122.2 concerning criminal violations or indictments under relevant statutes (Section 120.27), as well as foreign ownership and control, and notices of changes submitted as required under Section 122.4 concerning foreign ownership and control;
  • Acts as an expert on special projects, advising senior management and law enforcement agencies on foreign policy issues and national security implications of administrative compliance investigations, criminal enforcement activities, and registration issues regarding parties involved in defense trade.
  • Oversees the registration of exporters, manufacturers, and brokers under Parts 122 and 129 of the ITAR. Reviews information submitted by registrants to meet the requirements of 122.2 concerning criminal violations or indictments under relevant statutes (120.27), as well as foreign ownership and control, and all notices of changes submitted as required under 122.4 concerning foreign ownership and control. Facilitates attendant review of mergers and acquisitions involving registrants.
  • Oversees administrative compliance cases, enforcement procedures, and investigations and remedies, including facilitating administrative hearings to address civil charges involving export control violations and preparing consent agreements on behalf of the Department, which may involve extensive coordination with other Federal agencies. Develops, as necessary, proposals for special compliance activities and reviews.
  • Provides support to criminal investigations and prosecutions conducted by law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
  • Regularly updates and maintains State Department’s Watch List database of entities of concern, both to comply with the AECA and to support foreign policy implementation via arms export licensing. Helps identify and implement technical improvements to the system.
  • Develops and maintains a list of parties debarred and ineligible to participate in the export of defense articles and services under the ITAR for use by the Department and the defense industry.
  • Facilitates notice (via the Federal Register, Directorate website announcements, and letters to the affected parties) of Department actions that implement denial policies or debarment of parties indicted or convicted of violating statues identified in ITAR Section 120.27.
  • Engages with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) process.
  • Interprets and applies legislative and regulatory material in order to make decisions and recommendations of general and specific applicability concerning compliance with the AECA/ITAR. Reviews and proposes revisions to legal authorities to enhance clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness with respect to compliance concerns.
  • Ensures that cases concerning possible criminal AECA and ITAR violations are identified and referred to law enforcement agencies in a timely manner and that case referrals to program compliance office from these agencies, other U.S. government organizations and industry are accurately documented, and appropriately scrutinized.
  • Responds to inquiries to and from law enforcement agencies. Maintains and fosters a close interaction with these agencies to promote continuing education regarding U.S. export laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Working with other program compliance staff, conducts pro-active outreach to the U.S. and foreign defense community to promote compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations. Speaks at government and industry conferences. Leads and participates in Company Visit program activities. Responds to inquiries concerning compliance matters.
  • Coordinates with Customs and Border Protection regarding inspections of defense articles, seizures, and detainments.
  • Coordinates and liaises with interagency non-proliferation and export control community on arms trafficking/proliferation matters involving the AECA and ITAR, as well as international export control outreach.
  • Serves as point of contact to the licensing offices on compliance and enforcement matters, including license suspensions, revocations, denials, and eligibility to participate in defense trade.
  • Performs analyses and identifies trends associated with registration, brokering, manufacturing, exports, retransfers, temporary imports and other activities implicating compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations.
  • Helps monitor team efforts to expand and refine abilities, respond to shifts in workload, and maintain high quality work products.
  • Coordinates plans and operations within the department to help identify and prevent violations of U.S. export laws and regulations and support remedial action, such as civil enforcement and/or prosecution of individual or corporate violators of the AECA/ITAR.
  • Ensures substantive and facilitative services provided by and for program compliance office and its staff are supportive of operational needs and requirements.
  • Provides expertise on special projects, advising senior management and law enforcement agencies on foreign policy issues and national security implications of administrative compliance investigations, criminal enforcement activities, and registration issues regarding parties involved in defense trade.



  • Bachelor Degree or combination of education and experience with over ten (10) years of industry or government experience in ITAR compliance, or civil or criminal enforcement of the AECA/ITAR.
  • Has an expert level of knowledge of ITAR and in-depth knowledge of the program goals and priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills. The candidate should be prepared to provide writing samples.
  • Establish priorities and organize a variety of activities, often on a simultaneous basis.
  • Interact with personnel at all grade levels.
  • Work under pressure of short, rigid deadlines and time constraints.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International.
  • Active Secret Clearance required verifiable through JPAS


  • Controlled climate office environment in a secured federal building

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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