Senior Legal/Compliance Specialist

DCS Corp
Alexandria, VA
Feb 01, 2019
Mar 08, 2019
Full Time

The Senior Legal/Compliance Specialist performs a wide variety of work assigned by the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, including but not limited to, ethics and compliance, export control, risk insurance, stock plan administration, corporate policies/procedures and corporate governance matters.  This position requires an energetic, high performing individual who is able to work with minimal supervision, quickly learn third party information platforms and produce top tier results.  The desired candidate is highly organized, a team player, able to multi-task and adaptive to change.  Prior experience in a corporate law department or compliance function, particularly at a government contractor, is highly desirable.   

Essential Job Functions:

Ethics and Compliance

Support development and implementation of a multi-year ethics and compliance training curriculum for a growing 1200 employee organization.

Administer the Ethics and Compliance Training Program, including:

  • Create training campaigns using a third party learning management system

  • Prepare communications to employees in connection with training campaigns

  • Monitor and manage each training campaign after launch

  • Produce training completion reports and other metrics as requested

Monitor Ethics Helpline, maintain log and investigate matters as requested.

Manage and update internal Ethics and Compliance SharePoint Site.

Research and prepare articles and other communications to employees on ethics and compliance topics.

Export Compliance

Administer company’s export control program in compliance with U.S. laws and regulations, including preparation and submission of license applications, Technical Assistance Agreements and other export authorization requests in consultation with the General Counsel.  Advise business operations on export compliance matters .

Risk Insurance Administration

Administer corporate risk insurance program, including request, receipt and review of information from internal stakeholders required to complete annual applications and solicit proposals from carriers.  Coordinate regularly with company’s risk insurance broker on day to day matters.

Stock Plan Administration

Using a third party information system, prepare, issue and track stock-based compensation awards.  Prepare documentation as required to facilitate the company’s purchase of stock from employees.  Maintain the company’s stock register.  Prepare communications to employee shareholders as required.

Corporate and Other Matters

Assist with litigation, claims and other disputed matters.

Draft and review corporate policies and procedures in coordination with General Counsel and other subject matter experts and coordinate review/approval by Policies and Procedures Committee.

Prepare materials as requested in support of meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees.

Maintain corporate records of parent company subsidiaries.

Prepare and submit annual reports and other documentation to states where the company does business to establish and maintain the companies’ good standing.

Perform administrative and internal coordination tasks as assigned.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

A High School Diploma or GED plus 10 years of experience, an Associates Degree plus 4 years of experience or a Bachelors Degree plus 3 years of experience is required. 

Familiar with International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Prior experience with U.S. State Department defense export licensing system (D-Trade) a plus.

Familiar with stock-based compensation and third party information platforms used to manage such programs.

Basic knowledge of corporate ethics and compliance programs including related training.

Relevant work experience in the areas of risk insurance and corporate governance is desirable.   

Ability to quickly grasp assignments and work autonomously with periodic direction.

Able to exercise sound judgment and work cooperatively across multiple company organizations and stakeholders.

Solution-oriented individual who proactively identifies and recommends opportunities for improvement.

Ability to conduct independent research and analysis.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated professional maturity and attention to confidentiality.

High level of attention to detail and ability to complete assignments within reasonable deadlines.

Proficiency with MS Word and Excel.