Export Compliance Specialist (Senior)

This project provides support to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Joint Program Office (JPO) located in Crystal City (Arlington), VA. The JPO manages the development, test, production, fielding and sustainment of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter for the USAF, USMC, USN, and International Partner and FMS customer nations worldwide.

We are seeking an Export Compliance Specialist (Senior) to provide associated support for this project.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the Export Compliance team in processing licenses
  • Collect, complete, organize and interpret technical data and information relating to all aspects of the F-35 program for purposes of commercial licensing activities
  • Assist in analyzing and summarizing arms control treaties and activities
  • Maintain current information on U.S. and international policies, treaties, laws, etc., on the control of missile technology and related weapon delivery systems
  • Research, analyze, and provide draft recommendations on each MELA case and conduct export-related issue and policy studies
  • Recommend export policies and actions that enhance the security of Air Force & or Navy weapons systems
  • Review, analyze, and provide recommendations on international technology transfer issues and policy to include such specialized topics as manufacturing technology, industrial espionage, country-to-country agreements, and national security



The ideal candidate must be highly organized and motivated and bring the following skills and qualifications:

  • Must have 3 years of experience and must function most duties independently
  • There must be two (2) years’ professional experience in technical efforts supporting major weapon systems and components development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD policy and documentation related to PPBS, life-cycle management of military acquisition programs (as specified in the DoD 5000 series).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD program acquisition for domestic and/or international military aircraft programs
  • Must have experience with domestic and international military aircraft programs
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Good briefing skills and interpersonal and/or diplomatic skills are highly desired.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience directly working with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and international license agreements
  • Experience working with U.S. EXPORTS
  • Experience working with foreign nationals
  • Demonstrated motivated self-starter with a high degree of problem solving, troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills

Education and Experience

Master’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, International Affairs/Policy, or related discipline with an additional 4 years related work experience.

Position Details


Crystal City, Virginia

Security Clearance

Must have ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE to be considered.

Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements

Largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Authorization

Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume, inclusive of salary requirements, to HR_FA35@ctp-inc.com, subject line: “Export Compliance Specialist (Senior)”.

Candidate applications may be acknowledged but, due to the high volume of submissions, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Candidates without active SECRET clearance will not be considered.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background review.  This includes, but is not limited to: employment, credit and education verifications and criminal records check. All applicants are required to complete the associated paperwork in advance of an interview. Writing samples may be requested.

CTP does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of CTP and CTP will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

CTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CTP is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class

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