Export Compliance Specialist

Job Posted 5/14/2024
Leonid Group
Irvine, CA
United States
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global leader in aerospace and defense renowned for its groundbreaking technologies and solutions.
Our client specializes in providing cutting-edge engines, systems, and equipment for both civil and military aircraft. With a steadfast commitment to research and development, they continuously push the boundaries of aviation technology.

We are seeking an Export Control Classification Specialist with a proven background in technical and export control domains to contribute to the enhancement of our export control program.



- Evaluate technical data from various sources such as engineering databases, procurement records, supplier portals, and internal systems to classify export goods.
- Analyze drawings, schematics, and technical information to determine appropriate export classifications, including USML and ECCN.
- Collaborate closely with Engineering, Quality, and Supply Chain departments to align functional requirements with Export Control strategic objectives.
- Provide classification support to Engineering and other departments, addressing classification issues and facilitating training as necessary.
- Assist with Import Classification tasks as required and be open to learning HTS classification.
- Support Ruling requests and maintain documentation of classification determinations.


Education and Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree in related field.
- 3+ years of import/export compliance experience.
- In-depth knowledge of Export Control Classification determinations, including ITAR and EAR.
- Legally authorized to work in the US.
- Compliance with ITAR requirements, necessitating US citizenship, permanent residency, political asylum, or refugee status.



- Proficient in multitasking within a fast-paced environment.
- Strong critical thinking skills with the capacity to articulate complex technical concepts clearly.
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to interpret technical data for export classifications.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Results-oriented with autonomy in task management.
- Proficient time management skills, capable of setting and prioritizing tasks effectively.


The Leonid Group Corporate Governance is a talent acquisition consultancy that specialises in the placement of Legal, Compliance, Trade Compliance & Ethics professionals on an international scale across the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Legal and compliance are both global, with teams worldwide, and our network reflects this. We work with multinational corporations to help structure their departments with the best people, from the Global Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel to the Compliance Analyst and Trade Compliance Specialist.