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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Export Control Professional in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309754

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: EHS&S/ SASD

Group: Information Security Program

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing the technical expertise associated with the development and operation of the Export Control program in accordance with organization goals. This can include, but will not be limited to, all elements of a comprehensive Export Control program:

  • Monitor export control regulatory changes, assess impact, communicate consequences,

  • Prepare export control evaluations for commodity, technology and service-related exports,

  • Prepare export license applications for ITAR, EAR, NRC and DOE license authorization requirements,

  • Assist in the development and presentation of outreach programs, and creation of compliance enhancement tools,

  • Assist in establishing assurance mechanisms to effectively measure and assess overall program performance.

  • Provide input for the design, development, implementation, and oversight of the laboratory’s export compliance program, processes, policies, and procedures using risk-based methodologies.

  • Assist in developing strategies for export control self-determinations, license authorizations, and use of ITAR exemptions, and EAR exceptions.

  • Establish positive working relationships and partnerships with Federal Agencies, external clients, and internal customers. Leverages internal and some external contacts and establishes company networks for task integration.

  • Influences project/program tasks with technical recommendations. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as an export control professional in institutions associated with a wide range of technologically advanced products, services, and research.

  • Basic knowledge and experience applying the ITAR and EAR regulations for activities including: international shipments, information releases, deemed exports, foreign national visits, foreign travel, property disposal, and evaluation of programs/projects.

  • Experience preparing export license applications, agreements, Advisory Opinions, General Correspondence, and application of ITAR Exemptions/EAR Exceptions. Familiarity with DTRADE and SNAP-R.

  • Able to understand and navigate complex and nuanced regulations in order to perform self-classifications and to screen information release documents.

  • Works independently with oversight and strong attention to detail.

  • Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders.

  • Professional license and/or certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Environmental/Safety/Health/Quality

Group: Export Control

Opening Date: 2019-09-03

Closing Date: 2019-09-17