Export Compliance Analyst I

Aperture Solutions Group



The Compliance Analyst Level I position supports the Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Controls (DDTC). The DDTC works to ensure commercial exports of defense articles and defense services align with U.S. requirements and advance U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives. The Compliance Analyst Level I will support the registration, monitoring and review US companies in relation to ITAR and other export control statutes.


  • Facilitate the registration of exporters, manufacturers, and brokers under ITAR requirements.
  • Review registration information submitted by registrants to ensure compliance with criminal violations and indictments statutes as well as foreign ownership and control, submissions.
  • Facilitate review of mergers and acquisitions involving registrants.
  • Resolve routine matters with regard to company registration and requests for change in registration.
  • Review and take action on license requests that are the subject of a “Watch List” hold for suspected, alleged, indicted or convicted of civil and criminal violations of the AECA and ITAR and other statutes.
  • Take initial action on incoming voluntary disclosures from the defense industry on civil violations of the AECA and ITAR.
  • Reviews and writes summaries of incoming voluntary disclosures to be triaged by the supervisor.
  • Review cases involving violations of the AECA or ITAR and in consultation with supervisor, plan an approach, conduct fact-finding, perform record searches and document conclusions.
  • Review and takes action on voluntary disclosures assigned by the supervisor.
  • Performs record searches, reviews and analyzes license approvals, produces comprehensive reports of findings to support criminal investigations by the DHS ICE, FBI, and U.S. Attorneys.
  • Participate in the Company Visit Program through periodic, domestic travel around the U.S to pre-selected defense companies. Gather information, prepare plan, conduct visit and report on findings.
  • Maintain a list of parties debarred and ineligible to participate in the export of defense articles and services under the ITAR for use by the Department and the defense industry.
  • Monitor compliance cases involving statutory debarment of individuals or companies convicted of violating the AECA. Review case files, indictments and court orders. As directed, processes requests for reinstatement of export privileges upon termination of debarment.
  • Engage with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) process.
  • Review requests from the regulated public for advisory opinions regarding application of the ITAR, and prepares responses for review, approval and signature by supervisor.
  • Review compliance issues arising from registration, mergers and acquisitions, CFIUS, and other contexts, and takes appropriate action as directed by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and 1 year of experience with a regulatory or based policy compliance role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good judgment and ability to work with supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to resolve disputes in a timely and professional manner.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills. The candidate should be prepared to provide writing samples.
  • Good organizational skills including the ability to assist on multiple projects consistent with established timeframes.
  • Ability to synthesize information and develop recommendations for management based on an analysis of the information.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and be able to operate all office equipment including but not limited to: telephones, copy machines, fax machines, scanners, printers, and computers.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $100,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • Regulatory Compliance: 1 year (Required)

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