Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Virginia Tech is Virginia's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, as well as one of only six senior military colleges in the nation. With 1,520 full-time instructional faculty, Virginia Tech offers 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to 34,440 students on the main campus, and manages an annual research portfolio of $521.7 million. Its consolidated operating budget for 2017-18 is $1.5 billion. Its endowment was approximately $1 billion as of October 2017.
Virginia Tech's research portfolio is broad, ranging from fundamental research to highly restricted and export controlled research in engineering, life sciences and other disciplines. It has numerous global collaborations. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech performs its public service mission by supporting and defending the national security interests of the United States through research, innovation, and education. Virginia Tech is also dedicated to expanding its role in global research and education spaces, in compliance with federal export, sanctions, and national security regulations.
Integrated Security is a Virginia Tech strategic goal and a priority for the university. To support this priority, Virginia Tech built secure facilities adjacent to its Blacksburg Campus, and at the National Capitol Region (NCR) facilities in Northern Virginia. Due to dramatic growth of Virginia Tech's portfolio of export- and national security-regulated research, Virginia Tech is currently constructing new Blacksburg facilities to further accommodate these goals. The construction and operation of these facilities are overseen by the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC). In the higher education community, Virginia Tech is a leader in the fields of industrial security (2016 recipient of the James S. Cogswell national award for outstanding industrial security).
The Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the Office of Export and Secure Research Compliance (OESRC), the functional administrative unit at Virginia Tech that is charged with oversight of university wide compliance with applicable industrial security, export controls, and regulated transactions with sanctioned individuals, entities, and countries. The Director is designated an Empowered Official under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and provides leadership and management of the Export Control Office (ECO) within OESRC. As Facility Security Officer (FSO), the Director is responsible for compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and leadership and management of the Security Management Office (SMO) within OESRC. The Director is responsible for ensuring that classified information, controlled unclassified information (CUI), defense articles, defense services, or other export controlled software or technology are transferred in compliance with the various security, and export and sanctions regulations. The Director reports to the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
- Master's degree in Science, Engineering or Business Administration or bachelor's degree with significant training and/or equivalent progressive experience to an advanced degree may be considered; - Must be a U.S. Citizen due to the nature and sensitivity of the work; - Active Top Secret Clearance; - Experience in administering an export compliance program, including experience working with ITAR, Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Asset Control Regulations (FACR), Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities Regulations (DoE) and/or other relevant export compliance regulations; - Experience in administering an industrial security program, including experience working with the NISPOM and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD), secure facilities, secure networks and information systems, government inspections and management of personnel and facility clearances; - Skilled supervisor and coach, able to motivate and develop both junior and senior staff; - Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality with discretion and good judgement; -Service-oriented, adaptable and open to change as the office and university evolves; - Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and maintain effective export, sanctions, and industrial security policies and procedures, and strategic initiatives.
- Experience working as an export control manager and/or industrial security officer managing an export and/or security program at an institution of higher learning; - Experience as an Empowered Official; - Experience as a Facility Security Officer; - Experience as a Contractor's Special Security Officer; - Experience reviewing, evaluating, and/or negotiating research agreements (federal or commercial), including a working knowledge of the federal acquisition regulations; - Experience implementing security practices associated with export controls and controlled unclassified information, such as Technology Control Plans and the National Institute of Standards and Technology publication 800-171; - Experience working with senior management, contracts personnel and/or legal counsel representatives to conduct complex evaluations and make decisions regarding industrial security, export control and/or sanctions; - Experience working with export license applications and DTrade; - Experience working with NISPOM- and ICDs- supporting applications or software programs (e.g., NISS); - Additional degrees in Science/Engineering or Business Administration, other than the required qualification
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).