Trade Operations Compliance Specialist

United States Post Office

Date posted: 02-15-19

The United States Postal Service Headquarters is recruiting for a International Trade Operations Compliance Specialist to work at the Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C. (L’Enfant Plaza) This position is permanent and full-time with benefits. Please see below the position description. If you are interested, please apply online at

Job Title: International Trade Operations Compliance Specialist

Grade: EAS - 23

FLSA Designation: Exempt

Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Non-Scheduled Days: Saturday/Sunday

Salary Range: $77,300 – $95,654 USD Annually (Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; salary will likely be close to the max)  *Relocation is authorized*


Analyzes, assess, documents and communicates business requirements regarding international operational policies and procedures for the U.S. Postal Service trade compliance program to maximize corporate efficiency and minimize regulatory risks; ensures Postal operations are in compliance with import and export laws, including but not limited to: the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Customs, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Treasury.


Provides technical/operational assistance to Headquarters and field management regarding residual effects of system implementation due to updates on applicable U.S. and international trade compliance laws and regulations including but not limited to: Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Customs, and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Updates applicable databases and documents regarding trade compliance laws and regulations. Defines trade compliance practices for the Postal Service and advises management of the impact on operations and customer service.

Creates training tools and educates employees at various levels on preventing regulatory violations. Works with management to standardize and integrate international trade procedures to maximize corporate efficiency and minimize regulatory risks.

Leads regular and periodic compliance reviews and gap analysis to identify non-compliance issues and gaps in compliance measures. Verifies and provides recommendations on compliance efforts for domestic and international laws/regulations related to the import and export of finished goods.

Develops and implements international trade compliance policies, procedures and service standards for Postal operations including but not limited to: Mail Processing Operations, Retail, Delivery, Post Office, and the International Service Centers.

Develops and revises trade compliance policies and procedures for third party providers, including but not limited to: Contract Postal Units (CPUs), Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies (CMRAs), Village Post Office (VPOs) and Approved Shippers; develops the Global Trade Compliance website.

Maintains working relationships with operating departments, outside mailing industries, customers, and regulatory agencies, including but not limited to: Customs, Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Department of Treasury, the Office of Foreign Assets Control and other regulatory federal agencies.

Drafts project plan timelines and scheduling for manager?s approval; implements approved trade policies, procedures and controls.

Maintains trade compliance records in accordance with federal regulations; verifies the timeliness and completeness of information to other federal agencies.


Ability to conduct compliance audits and reviews, which includes collecting and analyzing data, reporting results, and making recommendations based on findings.

Ability to evaluate and analyze various programs, policies, and procedures to determine the impact on material management programs and objectives.

Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with postal employees at various levels of the organization and representatives of other government agencies.

Knowledge of Postal policies, programs and procedures related to international postal operations including distribution, delivery and transportation, sufficient to provide technical and procedural guidance related to customs requirements and processes.

Knowledge of trade regulations sufficient to lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the import and export of U.S. Mail.

Ability to manage the development of policies and procedures in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, and best management practices, and their implementation to meet compliance risk mitigation objectives.

Ability to monitor, evaluate, and recommend changes to programs and procedures to ensure compliance with national policies, rules, regulations, and laws.

Ability to assess the potential impact of non-compliance with laws, regulations and organizational policies on operations and to develop safeguards.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing sufficient to: provide technical guidance; conduct informational meetings; write or revise policy and procedures; develop user documentation and training materials; and prepare correspondence, briefing papers, and other documents as needed.

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