Import / Export Administrator in San Diego, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 58 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Summary

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Under general direction, this position is primarily responsible for supporting export and import licensing activities. Responsibilities include preparing export/import license applications, advising platform staff, various site managers, interaction and coordination with Strategic Development, Program Management, Engineering, Manufacturing, Contracts and Procurement, Shipping & Receiving and senior staff about trade compliance matters.


  • Responsible for the international trade compliance processing and coordination of foreign person visitors.
  • Prepares complex U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of State import/export authorizations and on-going monitoring.
  • Performs license determination screening based upon assessment of end-user, country(s), product/technology, jurisdiction/classification, end-use and other related factors.
  • Supports trade compliance assessments relating to technical data reviews, foreign travel, foreign visits and export and import shipments.
  • Develops and maintains up-to-date accurate databases, documentation and reports to manage export and import authorizations.
  • Perform critical review of CJ, CCATS, and advisory opinion applications, and assist with their preparation.
  • Conducts commodity jurisdiction and classification reviews.
  • Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provides export compliance related training.
  • Presents data and information on compliance matters as it relates to the business.
  • Maintains an awareness of regulatory changes or rulings and their impact on import/exports; analyzes special programs and recommends changes to existing programs or implementations of new programs.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to senior leaders on the complex application and implementation of U.S. Government export / import regulations.
  • Interfaces with internal and external customers in trade compliance matters.
  • Supports the International Trade Compliance department in investigations, assessments and resolution of compliance problems, questions, or complaints.
  • Assists in compliance related training initiatives to included training material development and training presentation to various departments and business units.
  • Prepares and/or revises compliance related procedures, desktop work instructions, forms and business flowcharts
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in Business Administration, International Business, International Affairs/Relations, Engineering or related field and six or more years progressively complex experience with a Bachelors or four or more years progressively complex experience with a Masters, in import/export administration. Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate a complete understanding and application of import/export administration principles, theories and concepts; and leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision towards achieving long-range goals and objectives.
  • Assignments are often self-initiated which requires considerable latitude for independent judgment.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve a variety of non-routine administrative and technical logistics matters and; demonstrate strong working knowledge of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), US Customs regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedules (HTS).
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of non-routine problems; (2) good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) good interpersonal skills to interact with employees, managers and customers; (4) the ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information; (5) the ability to plan and manage projects; (6) the ability to represent the company as a knowledgeable resource on internal and external projects ; and (7) good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance.

Valid Through: 2019-9-16