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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Mar 13, 2023

Job Description

Develops and manages comprehensive internal export and import controls to ensure compliance with US and foreign regulations in the conduct of international marketing, sales, supply chain and other business activities. Establishes business processes for submitting to and obtaining from the US government all necessary export and import licenses, permits, certifications, and technology release determinations. Establishes and maintains relations with appropriate government regulatory agencies. Establishes operational processes for assuring trade compliance through gate reviews for technical data, foreign travel, foreign visits and export and import shipments. Maintains applicable trade compliance records in accordance with regulatory requirements. Supports law department in investigating and resolving compliance problems, questions, or complaints. Establishes and maintains training and audit assessment programs to ensure implementation and effectiveness of internal controls. Generates performance metrics for export and import processes.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline (or the equivalent in education, training and experience), plus a minimum of 6 years of applicable, progressive professional and/or supervisory work experience; Master's degree and 4 years relevant experience.

  • Direct experience exporting from and importing into the United States
  • Strong experience with import valuation methodologies and assists
  • Must have ability to classify products on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS)
  • Ability to read and analyze U.S. trade regulations
  • Demonstrated skills to drive process improvements
  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks, to lead tasks or projects
  • Superior communication skills for effective interaction with technical personnel, engineers, and all levels of management
  • Strong business acumen 
  • Ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented individual who can be comfortable working as a team leader and as an individual contributor and act with accountability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to pull reports from the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and use data to perform analysis on import and export activity
  • Prior experience with Customs Reconciliation programs
  • Prior experience with government contracts
  • Familiarity with DCMA Duty Free Entry process
  • Direct operational experience in the ITAR and EAR (e.g., export licensing, use of exemptions and exceptions, export jurisdiction classification determinations)
  • Familiarity with OCR EASE software suite
  • The ideal candidate will have additional experience in international trade matters such as general export compliance, EEI Filings, denied party screening and sanctions​
  • Req ID: 30743 
  • Department: O17 INTL COMPL OFC 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 10%-25% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: No relocation assistance available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: Yes - Occasional or hybrid telework available 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

Who We Are - About HII 


Working at HII is more than a job - it’s an opportunity to build a future. We offer comprehensive benefits including: medical, prescription drug, dental and vision plan choices, on-site health centers, tele-medicine, wellness resources, employee assistance programs, savings plan options (401K), financial education and planning tools, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, early childhood and post-secondary education scholarships, and more. Some benefits may vary depending on your specific division or work location.


HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

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