• Counsel

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Posted Date 1 year ago(1 year ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Employee Type
    FT - Regular Full-Time
    Position Level
  • Overview

    THE SAFARILAND GROUP is taking the next steps in expanding our "TOGETHER, WE SAVE LIVES" business to new heights on the GLOBAL STAGE.  With the global trade dynamics ever changing, we need someone who has a Passion for Trade Compliance and is looking for an opportunity to influence and guide the strategies to navigate our growing business not only here in North American but across the Globe.  If this speaks to you, then I want to hear from you!



    Position has responsibility for assigned Legal functions within The Safariland Group to achieve objectives established by the Vice President of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer. Ensures that the Company remains in compliance with corporate and governmental directives, policies, regulations and laws related to international trade compliance and firearms compliance. This position will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring all policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all government import and export regulations, including US Department of State, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Treasury, US Customs & Border Protection and other applicable regulatory agencies, including those counter-part agencies in Canada, UK, Lithuania, EU, and Mexico. 




    • Manage and maintain comprehensive internal import and export controls to ensure compliance with US and foreign (Canada, European Union, UK, Lithuania, and Mexico) regulations

    • Oversee compliance program related to state and federal firearms, ammunition, and explosives laws for manufacturers and dealers

    • Offer counsel on a variety of legal issues relating to international trade and firearms compliance. Advise executives within the company and work alongside associates across businesses and functional areas, including Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Engineering, Human Resources and International Sales

    • Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, regulations, and judicial decisions

    • Provide assistance with mergers and acquisitions, particularly for due diligence and integration activities relating to import/export and firearms compliance

    • Keep abreast of legal or regulatory changes related to international trade compliance and firearms compliance that may affect the company and its affiliates

    • Provide training to company on substantive legal topics

    • Ensure proper classification of the company’s commodities under applicable export or controlled goods regulations

    • Review potential activities for certain countries to ensure compliance with all applicable sanctions and embargoes

    • Review activities of distributors and representatives for the applicability of brokering controls

    • Conduct internal audit reviews/assessment for the company and its subsidiaries

    • Conducts internal investigations related to any alleged infractions or violations of applicable international trade or firearms regulations

    • Serve as Empowered Official per ITAR and manage registration with US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

    • Review and approve complex export licenses. Write and manage Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs), Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs). and Warehouse and Distribution Agreements (WDAs)

    • Manage annual NAFTA program. Advise on complex issues related to free trade agreements.

    • Assist the VP, Legal & Chief Compliance Officer in developing Import and Export functional strategy. Establish goals and objectives and the measurement and monitoring process necessary to determine actual progress and completion of company’s goals and objectives, both from a business and functional perspective




    • Minimum of five (5) years of work experience

    • Import/Export Compliance experience required

    • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from accredited law school required

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field; Master’s Degree in related field preferred

    • Experience in dealing with government regulators, particularly relating to international trade

    • Experience in dealing with compliance of import/export regulations, including classification of products, licensing, origin and duty determinations and trade agreements

    • Extensive knowledge of the ITAR/EAR/OFAC and applicable regulations relating to trade compliance

    • Experience in performing risk assessment, due diligence or integration relating to import, export and trade compliance

    • Experience in investigating potential infractions of import or export regulations and reporting disclosures to applicable government agencies

    • Project management skills

    • Ability to develop solutions to complex questions that meet legal requirements and business objectives




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