Regional Affairs Analyst Level II-OBO20

Full Time
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Posted 2 months ago

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Washington, DC, (Hybrid 2+days/week on-site)

SCOPE: DDTC is responsible for the regulation of defense trade through the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and its implementing regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). DDTC regulates temporary and permanent exports and the temporary import of defense articles, defense services, and technical data involving items on the United States Munitions List (USML). DDTC regulates the brokering of defense articles, defense services, and technical data. DDTC maintains the registration of manufacturers, exporters and brokers and issues export authorizations. DDTC administers the commodity jurisdiction process, a formal USG decision process to determine which specific items are controlled by the USML or by the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations. DDTC ensures compliance with the ITAR and AECA through its support of criminal enforcement actions undertaken by the Department of Justice, civil enforcement actions initiated in-house, disclosure program through which companies are encouraged to report violations they have discovered, and pre- and post-license checks to confirm that goods are being shipped as authorized by the export license.

All TMG employees will need to meet the requirements set forth in Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance requiring all covered contractor personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in International Relations and three years of experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects consistent with established timeframes.
  • Good ability to synthesize information and develop recommendations for management based on an analysis of the information.
  • Good judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Possesses knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices of a professional or administrative occupation, such as would be gained through extended study or experience, and skill. • Applies knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments.
  • In consultation with the supervisor, develops deadlines, projects, and work to be done.
  • Is responsible for planning and carrying out assignments, resolving most of the conflicts that arise, coordinating the work with others as necessary, and interpreting policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives.
  • In some assignments, determines the approach to be taken and the methodology to be used.
  • Keeps the supervisor informed of progress and potentially controversial matters.
  • Completes work requiring review only from an overall standpoint in terms of feasibility, compatibility with other work, or effectiveness in meeting requirements or expected results.
  • Employs many different and unrelated processes and methods, such as those relating to well established aspects of an administrative or professional field
  • Makes decisions regarding what needs to be done, to include the assessment of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, and incomplete or conflicting data.
  • Makes decisions concerning such things as interpretation of considerable data, planning of the work, or refinement of the methods and techniques to be used.
  • Engages individuals or groups from outside the employing agency in a moderately unstructured setting.

Specific Duties:

  • Presents State Department positions that pertain to regulatory framework and regional or country-based issues to both foreign and domestic industry experts, subject matter experts, and governmental entities to audiences up to 30 persons.
  • Initiates Blue Lantern checks, including drafting and clearing cables, with guidance and input from more experienced staff.
  • Provides input into papers drafted by other State offices based on guidance from team lead.
  • Drafts papers with significant involvement of more experienced staff.
  • Provides guidance to Post on implementation of Blue Lantern checks based on guidance from more experienced staff.
  • Supports more experienced staff in EUM training and outreach events.
  • Releases Watch List holds in a timely manner with oversight from more experienced staff.
  • Supports briefings to senior USG personnel and foreign government officials with basic knowledge of U.S. defense trade controls. D
  • Develops denial/RWA/proviso recommendations to DTCL with oversight from more experienced staff. Monitor and research foreign export control systems and countries’ export/import trends related to munitions.
  • Aid in the production of DCS “Country Reports.”
  • Assist RMA in determining the potential impact of proposed sanctions on U.S. and third[1]country supply chains.
  • Provide research and analysis in support of DCS licensing country policy development
  • Monitor/report M&A of foreign parties/conduct risk assessment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Needs ability to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data. .
  • Must be able to lift 5-20 pounds.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Local travel and CONUS/OCONUS may be required.

DECISION MAKING/JUDGEMENT: This position involves projects and/or assignments requiring considerable decision-making authority regarding procedures, plans, and schedules.
Although there are sometimes problem-solving guidelines for problems, there are no existing procedures or instructions for those problems. Ability to work independently or in a team setting is necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Needs the ability to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data.
• Must be able to lift 5-20 pounds.
• Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.

THE MAASAI GROUP, LLC. does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of services or employment opportunities and benefits. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
• Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
• Local travel and possibly CONUS/OCONUS travel may be required

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