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Trade Compliance Classification Specialist

Poway, California

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  • Schedule: Full-Time Salary

  • Job Level: Senior (8+ years)

  • Travel: 0 - 25

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Date posted 03/14/2024 Job ID 44031BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Trade Compliance Classification Specialist City Poway State California Workstyle Hybrid Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Salary Range $105,890 - $189,545

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.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has an exciting opportunity for a Trade Compliance Classification Specialist to join our International Trade Compliance (ITC) organization at our Poway, CA location in San Diego County (or at another General Atomics location in the United States).

Under minimal direction from senior GA-ASI ITC personnel, this position supports our export and import classification efforts such as assignment of export controls jurisdiction, U.S. Munitions List number (USML), Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) code. The Trade Compliance Classification Specialist will play a critical role in mitigating risks and costs associated with GA-ASI’s global import/export operations. The successful candidate will work with related GA-ASI business functions and stakeholders to drive and deliver exceptional service and compliance, for innovative product and business development and uninterrupted, compliant supply chain operations. You will be empowered to use your strong organizational, communications, team and interpersonal skills to work effectively with both internal and external customers. The successful candidate will have excellent trade controls subject matter expertise and technical background in aerospace.

  • This position involves determining jurisdiction and import-export classification for goods and technologies, including Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, U.S. Munition List numbers (USML) and Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN).
  • Where necessary, work with internal GA-ASI stakeholders, including engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing, to obtain the information required to assign accurate classifications, while maintaining organized records of such supporting information.
  • Develop classification decision rationale, heuristics and methodology for various product types to improve efficiency in classification while maintaining accuracy.
  • Assess the consistency and accuracy of legacy classifications, and support the transfer of valid data to be stored in trade software and/or SAP.
  • Assist with responses to government inquiries and/or requests, such as CF-28s, relating to export and import classifications.
  • Act as classification expert in meetings with internal stakeholders to discuss alternate sourcing options and/or design strategies that may be utilized to minimize trade control restrictions, duty spend and/or assist in landed cost analyses.
  • Identify and record applicable Partner Government Agencies (PGA) requirements based upon product classifications.
  • Help develop, implement, and maintain corporate policies and procedures relating to classification.
  • Support various trade programs and initiatives, such as duty preference programs, which derive from a product’s import-export classification.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a Bachelors or Masters degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field and fifteen or more years progressively complex experience with a Bachelors or thirteen or more years progressive experience with a Masters, in import/export administration Additional professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education
  • 6+ years’ relevant HTS, USML and ECCN classification experience, preferably in the aerospace industry.
  • Strong experience in import classification, in depth understanding and command of U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, GRIs, Explanatory Notes, CROSS, and preferred experience classifying products across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Strong understanding of the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and relevant classifications pertaining to aerospace parts, electronics, computers, IT equipment, encryption technology, and navigational hardware, etc.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized; ability to multi-task several projects at once.
  • Experience applying classification, country of origin, and trade preference knowledge/decisions to support import/export operations.
  • Ability to write, speak, and present effectively and persuasively.
Salary:$105,890 - $189,545
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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