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Import/Export Compliance Analyst I
Job Code:2021:0403-023
Location:Greenbelt, MD
FT/PT Status:Full Time
Business Sector:Logistics Management

Job Description


Provides technical assistance to the Import/Export Control Lead and Office of Center Export Administrator for all import/export and trade compliance matters pertaining to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). In this role, the incumbent will participate in strategical activities and initiatives to ensure NASA Import Export Compliance Program objective are effectively and efficiently managed and followed across centers in ensuring the agency adherence with all U.S. export control laws and regulations.


  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of GSFC policies, procedures and Sharepoint Database that direct and support export and import activities. 
  • Participate proactively and cooperatively in meetings across NASA Programs/Projects and functional department/personnel in determining proper jurisdiction/classification of their spacecraft/satellite,  instruments, NASA owned civil and military aircraft, technical data, software and related defense services. Provide understanding of the regulatory requirements, restrictions and protecting of commodities from unauthorized access.
  • Review Foreign National Visit Requests to ensure all security and export control requirements are met and prevent unauthorized access to NASA center and resources.
  • As delegated by the CEA or ACEA and with oversight by the Trade Regulatory Compliance Analyst Lead, review Solicitations, RFP and Purchase Requisitions and provide comments in areas concerning export control restrictions and requirements.
  • Analyze and provide jurisdiction/classification information to the Property Disposal Office of items subject to disposal, offered for public sale, for lease and loan to US and foreign government and organization. 
  • Responsible for assessing and appropriately classifying NASA hardware, software and associated technical data, as well as determining approriate import/export control authority prior to importing, exporting as well as hand carry of goods internationally under the provisions of Commerce Department, State Department, U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Customs.
  • Determine qualification and authorize the use of appropriate ITAR license exemptions and EAR license exceptions in lieu to an export license. Monitor usage and validity of license exemption/exceptions in ensuring on-time and lawful return to GSFC.
  • Responsible for ensuring on time and accurate filing of the Electronic Export Information in ACE (AES Submissions), as well as determining eligibility for an AES exemption.
  • Work cooperatively and proactively with Transportation Office in ensuring proper handling and documentation of all import and export transactions in accordance with the EAR, ITAR, Foreign Trade Regulations and U.S. Customs.
  • Maintains export/import files and records in accordance with U.S. Government export/import regulations and NASA policy.
  • Conduct party screenings of shipment consignees, vendors and US/foreign nationals in ensuring GSFC activities do not involve restricted or prohibited entities contained in the U.S. government export denial, debarment and blocked persons list.   
  • Support export/import compliance activities such as self-assessments, internal and external audits.
  • Support investigations and export/import related compliance matters.
  • Prepare reports, presentations and metrics associated with export/import transactions and activities.
  • Stay abreast of new, amended, and proposed regulatory changes to determine impact to GSFC missions and operation.




  • Secret security clearance is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple requirements and remain composed under pressure
  • Knowledge and understanding of recent U.S. Export Control Reforms and initiatives
  • Experienced in determining jurisdiction and classification of technologies as well as analyzing qualifications for license exemptions and exceptions
  • Ability to grasp and articulate technical concepts both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in multi-functional teams working to solve complex export/import problems and drive issues to conclusions
  • Knowledge navigating and interpreting the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), and the US Customs Regulations 
  • Team player, self-starter, communications and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Ability to travel, if requested
  • U.S. Citizenship required



Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience with EAR, ITAR, OFAC, BATFE, Customs regulations,  and Foreign Trade Regulations



Bachelor’s Degree required. Experience and formal training may be substituted for education requirement.   


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