Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
The Senior Counsel and Director International Trade Compliance will be a key part of both the legal team and oversee the Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) International Trade Compliance (ITC) organization. This individual will support the AR Defense Business with respect to federal procurement law issues, including prime and subcontracts with the U.S. Government, compliance and litigation issues, and serve as a leader to the ITC organization, responsible for ITC personnel, procedures and activities at all AR locations.
This Senior Counsel and Director ITC reports to the General Counsel of the AR Defense Business and is located in the AR Defense Business headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama.
As Senior Counsel will provide advice and counsel to senior and operating management and other functions on U.S. government contract law. Key areas where this Senior Counsel’s advice and counsel will be sought include:
As Senior Counsel and Director ITC, this individual will lead AR’s ITC organization in order to administer the AR export control compliance program at all AR facilities. The Senior Counsel and Director ITC will ensure that the ITC function is fully integrated with AR’s business goals and strategies, is responsible for maintaining ITC policies and procedures, and will also evaluate questions of export compliance independently from other business influences for the benefit of the enterprise.
As Director of ITC, this individual will be responsible for the following export compliance actions:
This position will require travel to multiple Aerojet Rocketdyne sites around the U.S.
Bachelor’s degree and a Law (JD) degree, with an emphasis in federal procurement law and commercial contracts.
Minimum of seven years of experience as an attorney with specific and relevant experience in U.S. government contracts. Specific experience in the areas of procurement litigation (including contractor remedies such as bid protests, equitable adjustments, claim defense and prosecution, and investigations) is required. Experience with ITAR and EAR is required. Other areas of commercial contracts and transactions is desirable, although not required.
Experience managing personnel and/or leadership ability are required. Additionally, the applicant must have strong communications, analytical, negotiations, and problem solving skills.
US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Employees in this position must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.