Export Control Analyst

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Full time



May 23

Requisition Id 10812


We are seeking an Export Control Analyst who will focus on export control responsibility for analyzing and issuing technical determinations, compliance rulings, and managing lifecycle licensing responsibilities. This position’s responsibilities include technical classification of technologies/items, establishing export compliance actions and supporting the export control needs of international programs and initiatives as required under federal laws, regulations, and Department of Energy (DOE) directives. This position resides in the Export Control Group in the Laboratory Protection Division within the Facilities & Operations Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Group Lead, Export Controls Compliance, you will be:

  • Supporting the Export Control Department in the evaluation and analysis of ORNL programs and initiatives, facilities, Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, Strategic Partnership Agreements, Intellectual Property Reviews, Software, Leadership Computing Projects, specifications, technology assessments for foreign visits and assignments, foreign travel, and other areas.
  • Supporting and prioritizing export control requirements and analyses for the Fusion and Fission Energy and Science Directorate (FFESD), particularly the Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division within FFESD.
  • Reviewing the interpretation of export control jurisdictions, applicable laws and regulations and the associated licensing and interfacing requirements of primary government agencies such as the Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of Energy, Treasury Department, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Evaluating technologies, item classification, jurisdiction, end use (application) and end users (recipients) and issue export control determinations.
  • Responsible and accountable for the determinations made and advise laboratory staff as to how to comply with the applicable federal laws, regulations, and DOE directives.
  • Interfacing and working with Principal Investigators (scientists/engineers) to assess and classify technology, Security and Counterintelligence to assess export control vulnerabilities, Office of General Counsel to assure export control compliance, managers of Technology Transfer (intellectual property), Foreign Visits and Assignments (deemed exports), and Foreign Travel (re-export), Property Sales, Transportation Department (international shipments), programs involving International Agreements and collaborations.
  • Submission of licensing requests to the appropriate government agency with classification and supporting technical documentation, negotiating with these agencies to meet specific program needs and objectives, obtaining approval, identifying the work process requirements in order to maintain compliance and agency reporting.
  • Training ORNL employees and non-ORNL employees in the requirements and process of export control, developing training materials for those presentations, and fielding questions regarding compliance actions.
  • Thinking through critical data and make informed rulings/determinations.
  • Keeping up with the changing environment of export control laws, regulations, technologies and programs which includes emerging and changing technologies, new and changing regulations, changing jurisdictions, and changing foreign policy.
  • Performing with limited supervision when issuing compliance decisions and directing export control activities as required.
  • On-going training and attention to international affairs are essential as well as being extremely thorough and well organized.
  • Delivering ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical field such as engineering, chemistry, physics, computational sciences, or a technical degree.
  • Minimum of two years’ direct experience in export controls, however more years of similar experience in compliance, engineering, or other technical field as it relates to export control would be considered.
  • Areas such as chemistry, biology, electronics, physics, artificial intelligence, and materials science are disciplines of interest.
  • A working knowledge of PC systems utilizing Office Suite and other related systems.
  • Requires excellent communication skills for analyzing technical material, collaboration with PIs and conveying regulatory assessments.
  • Some travel may be required for purposes of training and/or meeting with federal agency representatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree would be considered a plus.
  • Individual must be comfortable working in a diverse technical field and analyzing those technologies in the context of changing laws and regulations.
  • Willingness to conduct reviews of open scientific journals, technical reports, and presentations outside of previous fields of study.
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • More than three years direct experience.
  • Individual must possess good human relation skills, must be able to negotiate compliance positions with government agencies, be able to communicate well in writing, as well as orally, including preparation and delivery of compliance requirements, presentations and training sessions.
  • Limited administrative support is available and the individual needs to be able to be self-supporting.

Special Requirements:

  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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