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International Compliance Specialist

Aston Carter


Posting ID: JP-002663510

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The International Trade Compliance Specialist is responsible for handling complex international trade compliance situations with oversight and guidance from staff. Responsibilities include coordination with staff that perform transaction processing and transaction due diligence, complex troubleshooting, assisting with training and procedure writing, and management of ITC recordkeeping systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer the companies site export and import compliance programs, including acting as corporate liaison or contact. 
  • Stay current with local, regional, and corporate trade compliance regulations; report changes that may impact the companies trade compliance program. 
  • Provide advice for product, destination, or re-export license determination and technology screening. 
  • Performs transactional due diligence for externa visitors (vendors, contractors, etc.) 
  • Prepare and analyze transactions for which due diligence indicates potential risk. 
  • Prepare complex license or permit applications, ATA Carnets, and other international business documents for review and approval by an ITC manager.
  • Assist in managing government authorizations throughout their life cycle. 
  • Work pro-actively with departments to prevent trade disruptions.
  • Coordinates with internal and external customers on license statuses. 
  • Resolves Trade Compliance issues, ensuring approval of license to support business needs. 
  • Perform calculations for preferential treatment under Free Trade Agreements. 
  • Place and release export holds on transactions. 
  • Analyze contracts and identify trade compliance issues. 
  • Performs document control activities, including review and release of document revisions, ensuring accurate documentation is managed and tracked. 
  • Partners with Engineering to ensure product manufacturing and product design documentation is current and refreshed. 
  • Monitor and manage ITC recordkeeping. 
  • Assist site leadership with analysis of export and import regulations and tracking of changes. 
  • Prepare and provide annual Trade Compliance training to employees. 
  • Maintain trade compliance repository and records to ensure consistency and standardization. 
  • Prepare and verify export shipping documentation for ad-hoc and other non-routine shipments. 
  • Process and validate non-routine import shipping documentation. 
  • Troubleshoot, track and trace domestic and international shipments, coordinate shipments with freight forwarders and customs brokers, and with customers or suppliers. 
  • Domestic and international travel required; up to 10%.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  •  Current familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Export Administration Regulations (EAR) including anti-boycott regulations, sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs Regulations (CR), and the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR). 
  • Familiarity with national customs requirements, export licensing, economic sanctions and arms embargos, re-export and retransfer requirements under the U.S. 
  • Familiar with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and U.S. anti-boycott regulations.
  • Strong computer skills including ability to research orders and prepare reports in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) information systems
  • Ability to perform spreadsheet calculations, and quickly learn new software tools. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare business letters and complete forms. 
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain rigorous accuracy/quality standards. 
  • Capable of working with little day-to-day instruction on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. 
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure and with frequent interruptions. 
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must be data driven and have computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and interaction with customer portals. 
  • Ability to work independently and resolve practical problems.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • BA or BS degree in Business Administration, Law, or related discipline required. 
  • A minimum of 5 years experience with export and/or import regulatory compliance and with international business transactions and shipping documents.
  • Additional professional-level experience may substitute for the degree, as appropriate. 
  • At least 2 years experience working with business, customer, or supplier contracts and program milestones. 
  • At least two years experience working with ITC information systems or platforms. 
  • Experience with the OCR EASE ITC information system. 

Compensation is tied to the Colorado market for jobs performed in Colorado. Other locations may be subject to variances based on locations-related factors. We reserve the right to pay above or below the posted wage based on factors unrelated to sex, race, or any other protected classification. Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific elections, plan, or program terms. This temporary role may be eligible for the following:

  • Medical, dental & vision
  • 401(k)/Roth
  • Insurance (Basic/Supplemental Life & AD&D)
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Health & Dependent Care Spending Accounts (HSA & DCFSA)
  • Transportation benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Time Off/Leave (PTO, Vacation or Sick Leave

About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Megan Parker

Phone: +18602692370


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