Compliance Analyst IV

Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 16

Position description

The Compliance Analyst IV provides expertise on special projects, advising senior management and law enforcement agencies on foreign policy issues and national security implications of administrative compliance investigations, criminal enforcement activities, and registration issues regarding parties involved in defense trade.



Includes the following:

  • Works to manage the registration of exporters, manufacturers, and brokers under Parts 122 and 129 of the ITAR. Helps design and implements office policies and procedures for review of information submitted by registrants to meet the requirements of 122.2 concerning criminal violations or indictments under relevant statutes (120.27), as well as foreign ownership and control, and notices of changes submitted as required under 122.4 concerning foreign ownership and control.
  • With input from senior staff, manages administrative compliance cases, enforcement procedures, and investigations and remedies, including facilitating administrative hearings to address civil charges involving export control violations and preparing consent agreements on behalf of the Department, which may involve extensive coordination with other Federal agencies.
  • Develops, as necessary, proposals for special compliance activities and reviews.
  • Helps ensure that substantive and facilitative services provided by and for DTCC and its staff are supportive of operational needs and requirements.
  • Interprets and applies legislative and regulatory material in order to make decisions and recommendations of general and specific applicability concerning compliance with the AECA/ITAR. Reviews and proposes revisions to legal authorities to enhance clarity, accuracy, and effectiveness with respect to compliance concerns.
  • Performs analyses and identifies trends associated with registration, brokering, manufacturing, exports, retransfers, temporary imports and other activities implicating compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations.
  • Reviews license requests referred from DTCL to ensure appropriate compliance with registration requirements.
  • Initiates inquiry with and obtains appropriate documentation from US parties or other DDTC elements. Prepares final action for senior staff approval.
  • Updates and maintains State Department’s Watch List database of entities of concern, both to comply with the AECA and to support foreign policy implementation via arms export licensing. Helps identify and implement technical improvements to the system.
  • Working with other DTCC staff, conducts pro-active outreach to the U.S. and foreign defense community to promote compliance with U.S. export laws and regulations. Speaks at government and industry conferences. Participates in Company Visit program activities. 
  • Responds to inquiries concerning compliance matters.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing on compliance and enforcement matters, including license suspensions, revocations, denials, and eligibility to participate in defense trade
  • Engages with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) process.
  • Reviews compliance issues arising from registration, mergers and acquisitions, CFIUS, and other contexts, and takes appropriate action as directed by supervisor.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree or combination of education and experience with over seven (7) years of industry or government experience in ITAR compliance, or civil or criminal enforcement of the AECA/ITAR.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • The candidate should be prepared to provide writing samples.
  • Establish priorities and organize a variety of activities, often on a simultaneous basis.
  • Interact with personnel at all grade levels.
  • Work under pressure of short, rigid deadlines and time constraints.
  • May be required to travel within Domestic and/or International.
  • 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.
  • Must have a Top Secret and be eligible to obtain SCI clearance.


Climate-controlled office environment

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