Export Compliance Security Specialist


Fremont, California, United States

For more than 45 years, TCI has been a market leader in the development of innovative, high-performance communications, spectrum monitoring and signals intelligence systems. TCI’s diverse experience delivers proven solutions for regulatory compliance, monitoring and security, and communications intelligence applications. With advanced spectrum mapping and analytics, data recording capabilities and precision geolocation technology, TCI systems provide vital data for government and military agencies in more than 100 countries worldwide.


Job Summary

As the Specialist responsible for International Trade Compliance and Facility Security, you will serve as the resident expert and primary analyst for TCI International Inc.’s international trade compliance activities and security within the company’s United States and international CommTech locations, and with the U.S. government. Responsibilities will include ensuring TCI compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and providing leadership and oversight for TCI’s compliance with the National Industrial Security Program (NISP).


You will report to TCI’s Sr. Manager for Export Compliance, Contracts, and Security and will support the implementation and continuation of TCI’s robust export compliance program. This includes close coordination with cross-functional colleagues within TCI and the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, and U.S. Department of Defense. In addition, you will support TCI International’s responsibilities under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Additional responsibilities for this position are described below:


80% of your responsibilities will focus on Trade Compliance, which include the following:

  • Designated as the Empowered Official pursuant to 22 CFR of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Assist with modification, implementation, and providing guidance on TCI’s internal policies and procedures
  • Oversight of the content and completion of any corporate approved Export Controls General Awareness Training
  • Evaluate and manage the review, drafting, and submission of export/import licenses, agreements, exemptions, exceptions, and other authorizations to ensure information is consistent with authorization requirements
  • Act as a primary analyst and liaison between TCI International and relevant U.S. government agencies regarding submitted applications and resolve issues in the adjudication process
  • Advise on international trade licensing and compliance across the enterprise
  • Advise the business on effective strategies related to commodity jurisdiction/product classification, technology transfers, business development efforts, program execution, and product fielding support.
  • Identify potential export policy or compliance issues and report them to the Sr. Manager of Export Compliance, Contracts, and Security for resolution
  • Participate in and lead special projects, cross-functional business projects, and corporate projects to support business objectives
  • Stay abreast of developments concerning export/import laws, regulations and policies including changes involving the processing of licenses and agreements through the U.S. Government. Coordinate implementation of these changes with the business.
  • Maintain records of export authorizations in compliance with the ITAR and EAR requirements
  • Serve as internal compliance analyst and provide training on trade compliance and security to the business.
  • Support internal risk assessment and reporting efforts
  • Support internal compliance activities (e.g. health checks, internal and external audits, and incident reports, voluntary disclosures)
  • Assist with international cross-selling opportunities with foreign affiliate companies that will trigger ITAR and EAR authorization requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


The remaining 20% of your role focuses on NISPOM compliance:

  • Serve as the TCI International Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO)
  • Assist with initiating, reviewing, and processing Personnel Security Clearances and Periodic Reinvestigations
  • Submit requests and maintain accounts for processing SCI security clearances using the Army's Automated Contractor Automated Verification System (ACCS)
  • Prepare Visit Authorization Requests (VARs)
  • JPAS administrative functions including submitting visit authorization, incident reports, in-process, indoctrinate, debrief, out-process employees, submitted RRU's, and generated reports
  • Performing badge functions including for satellite offices and job sites. Process Common Access Card (CAC), DBIDS, and other badge requests.
  • Communicate Clearance status updates to Project Managers and other individuals within organization.
  • Perform security briefings/debriefings (SF 312, NATO, new employees, and employee terminations etc.)
  • Submit electronic fingerprints through SWFT
  • Manage the document control database for all classified material per the NISPOM and contractual requirements.
  • Review employee background screening results and providing pass/fail determinations.
  • Review access control system and maintain employee/visitor badges and access control cards.
  • Maintain facility clearance records (SF 328, KMP list, etc.). Assisting with preparing DD254.
  • Prepare for DCSA and other government inspections.


Education & Training Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ITAR, EAR, and FCPA required.
  • Prior Empowered Official or FSO experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Foreign Military Sales and government contracting a plus.


Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of six (6) years demonstrated experience in export/import compliance/licensing or security program management
  • Ability to navigate changing U.S. Government and customer conditions
  • Experience using  U.S. government export automation tools such as DECCS, ELISA, and SNAP-R.
  • Experience with JPAS, DISS, NISS, ACCS and other security databases is desired.
  • Familiarity or experience implementing a NISPOM compliance program is desired.


Other Requirements:

  • Must have or be able to obtain U.S. security clearance.
  • Must have ability to travel to U.S. and foreign locations.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with senior executives across the Corporation.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • This job typically requires advanced to expert knowledge of work area typically obtained through continual education combined with prior experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and produce quality results under tight deadlines.
  • Due to the nature of work performed in this role, U.S. Citizenship is required



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