Junior Associate / Associate Technical

Junior Associate/Associate Technical Position –

Hybrid 4 onsite Tysons Corner – Fridays remote

About FD Associates, Inc.

FD Associates, Inc. is a small consulting firm specializing in export compliance licensing and compliance (ITAR and EAR) to client companies from the defense, aerospace, electronics, space, cybersecurity, encryption, computers, industrial, scientific, and medical.

Established in 1990, FD Associates is well regarded within the industry and with the regulatory agencies for its support to small and medium-sized companies, both U.S. and foreign, in fulfilling their needs for export licensing, export license exemptions and exceptions, establishing compliance programs, training and auditing, and development of voluntary disclosures to various government agencies. In addition to this work, FD Associates supports clients and law firms with filings related to ATF, CFIUS transactions, customs seizures, the U.S. Canada Joint Certification Program, DFARS Cybersecurity compliance, HTS and Schedule B Classification, and ACE account requirements for filing EEI. FD Associates prides itself on its responsiveness to clients, the government and delivering high-quality work products.

Export Jurisdiction and Classification analysis plays a fundamental role in U.S. national security and the foreign policy of the United States. Exporters are responsible for ensuring that they properly classify their products, software and technology in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations. Missteps in the process can result in harm to U.S. national security and foreign policy.

Position Purpose:

FD Associates seeks a technical candidate to fulfill the role of Junior Associate/Associate Technical position to support its staff with assessments of export jurisdiction (ITAR or EAR) and export classification (USML or CCL ECCNs) for its client base products, software and technology.

Tasks will include preparation of export jurisdictional classification position papers, preparation and filing in the government system Commodity Jurisdiction Request and  Commodity Classification Requests.

Other tasks may include ITAR & EAR licenses filed in the Department of State system DECCS and Department of Commerce system, SNAPR.

The selected candidate will support the FD Associates clients and associates. If not familiar with the ITAR and EAR, training will be provided on the Order of Review applicable to the ITAR US Munitions List and EAR Commerce Control List.

Training will be provided for export license preparation in accordance with the ITAR or EAR and the government licensing instructions, and in house and external training in the ITAR and EAR.

Significant opportunity for growth at a woman owned company.


  • Bachelor’s degree aerospace engineering required.
  • 0-3 years related work experience directly in positions responsible for export jurisdictional and classification analysis preferred
  • Background in export/import regulations – ITAR & EAR helpful,!!

Demonstration of:

  • Strong writing, communication, training, and research skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently with general guidance and as a team player.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to establish priorities among a wide array of projects.
  • Sound judgment, professional demeanor, good work ethic, and business acumen
  • Strong MS Product skills required.
  • Position is on site at our Northern Virginia office


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Vacation/Sick ( 2 weeks(1)/3 weeks(2-4), 4 weeks (5)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision * as permitted by law
  • 401K

Year end bonus potential – (8 – 12% of base salary based on billed hours)

Contact Information:

Jenny Hahn | 703-847-5801


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