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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
September 13, 2018
Full Time - Other
10+ years experience
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Job Summary: This energetic and innovative leader will reinforce a culture of unquestionable integrity across the Laboratory that promotes the solving of the Nation’s most critical national security and space exploration challenges. Reporting to the General Counsel, the position serves as a leading expert and key advisor to all sectors and departments in the areas of ethics and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and contractual obligations that apply to APL. This includes overseeing the development and implementation of ethics and compliance policies, procedures, and practices; establishing internal controls to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; developing, in collaboration with stakeholders, corrective action plans; and representing the Laboratory on relevant Johns Hopkins University committees.
Lead and oversee the Laboratory-wide effort to enhance and implement its compliance program, ensuring that there is a coordinated approach to compliance across multiple departments and subject domains. (30%)
Work with the lead organizational units that are charged with assessing enterprise risks and implementing management efforts within their respective departments to identify proactively compliance and regulatory issues, take appropriate action, coordinate information flow, and track progress. (25%)
As the Principal Ethics & Compliance Officer, coordinate investigations and make referrals to appropriate parties for corrective actions and disciplinary procedures. Conduct internal compliance investigations and oversee the work of auxiliary compliance officers. (15%)
Maintain accurate data to report key performance indicators on compliance efforts, including allegations of non- compliance, investigations, and dispositions. Provide reports as needed to Laboratory leadership on the operation and effectiveness of compliance programs. (15%)
Develop cross-departmental working relationships to coordinate the continuous review and updating of relevant APL policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that the responsible parties are maintaining currency and improving overall compliance. (5%)
Coordinate a continuous process of staff education, performance measurements, self-assessment and improvement to support compliance and detect and correct non-compliance. (5%)
Represent the Laboratory on relevant Johns Hopkins committees as well as internal and external working groups. (5%)
Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.
Juris Doctor (JD); Master’s degree in field relevant to compliance in the government contracting environment (e.g., contract administration, business administration, enterprise risk management (ERM), audit, or quality assurance); or equivalent
Over ten years of professional experience working in a field directly relevant to ethics and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and contractual
Five years of experience working as program or project manager, or equivalent level of responsibility.
Two years of experience conducting internal investigations or audits related to compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and contractual obligations.
Proven ability to develop and implement a strategy that promotes an organization’s achievement of its objectives related to ethics and compliance as well as ERM.
Demonstrated ability to develop a program plan, manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, and lead teams of people from diverse professional backgrounds across organizational boundaries to achieve goals and objectives within deadlines and with excellence in both process and results.
Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively to all levels of staff and management.
Demonstrated ability to conduct fair and impartial investigations into allegations of impropriety.
Unquestionable integrity and excellent judgment.
CCEP, CCEP-I, or other recognized ethics and compliance-related certification.
Knowledge of research and development in a government contracting setting.
Working knowledge of compliance requirements related to privacy, particularly as they pertain to new technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain.
Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel is required, not to exceed 10%.
Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 18203
About The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
APL offers a comprehensive benefits package, including vacation/sick leave, a matching retirement program, educational assistance, medical insurance and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. Please apply via our website, www.jhuapl.edu/employment, for Job Code shown above. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.