Research Security Program Manager

Job Description

Research Security Program Manager

The Research Security Program Manager reports to the Director of Research Security and Trade Compliance in the Office of Research Security & Trade Compliance. This is a remote position with the requirement to analyze recent federal research security laws and other guidance in order to create a compliant research security program for the University of Pittsburgh. Candidates possessing prior experience in policy and procedure development are preferred. Although this is a remote position, candidates will be required to travel to campus to conduct training sessions and meet with constituents on an as needed basis. The position will work collaboratively with the Assistant Director of Research Security & Trade Compliance and staff on all matters related to international engagement, export controls, and biological imports.

The Research Security Program Manager will have overall responsibility for coordinating the expected federal research security program requirements once created. The position will work closely with the Director of Research Security & Trade Compliance to create and implement processes, procedures, and training sessions for the community consistent with Pitt’s final research security program. This position will also interface with other central offices to successfully integrate this program with other established protocols and systems found in OSP, UCIS/Global Operations, Pitt-IT, Procurement, Conflict of Interest, and Research Integrity. Maintenance of the Research Security portion of the website will also be required.

Job Summary Manages the day-to-day performance of compliance assessment projects or programs and resolves compliance issues and ensures compliance. Fosters internal controls, compliance procedures, and compliance audit programs. Assists in all components of audits.

Essential Functions Specifically, the position will coordinate the four major components of this program which include:

– Foreign travel security processes and procedures;

– Cybersecurity requirements including advice around personally owned devices;

– Export Controls training and advice in collaboration with the export controls team; and

– Research Security Training requirements and certification for covered individuals under federal applications and awards.

Physical Effort The position is primarily sedentary, but the employee will have to do some walking around campus to attend meetings when required to be on site.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Job Classification: Staff.Compliance Manager

Job Family: Compliance & Audit

Job Sub Family: Compliance

Campus: Pittsburgh

Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience Required: 3

Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Work Arrangement: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hiring Range: TBD Based Upon Qualifications

Relocation_Offered: No

Visa Sponsorship Provided: No

Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check

Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable

Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter

Optional Documents: Not Applicable

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