CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Customs Compliance Coordinator

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Relocation Benefits Not Available for this Position

Job Summary

Provide support to the Customs Compliance department through the development of filing and payments in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Obtain certifications, execute reconciliations and post summary corrections as required.  Prepare department reports.  Responsible for the daily monitoring and findings review of vendors and customers against numerous U.S. and international databases including international trade watch lists, law enforcement agencies, anti-money laundering checklists, financial watch lists, U.S. excluded parties lists, country-wide restrictions lists, and more. Review department processes and contribute to the design and implementation of new or redesigned, automated work flows that improve overall efficiency and reduce errors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • College Degree (Bachelors Level) preferred
  • Accounting experience preferred
  • Detail orientation; excellent organization skills required
  • Microsoft Office software knowledge required with emphasis on Excel
  • Excel power user preferred.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • The minimum number of years of job related experience required by this job is 0-2 years.6 + years in lieu of Bachelors Degree.

Job Duties

  • Complete all filings and payments to Customs in accordance with all applicable regulations and established policies and procedures. Reconcile export documentation from Customs broker to ensure accurate reporting to Customs. Note any corrections and work with Customs Compliance department and Customs broker to make any necessary corrections through quarterly conference calls (as needed).   Ensure all support documentation for Customs entries (imports/exports) is filed in accordance with department procedures.


  • Work with suppliers to obtain NAFTA certificates, maintain files, and ensure all certificates are current at all times. Assist with FTA certificate issuances for CITGO and PDVMR customers.


  • Execute reconciliation activities for PDVMR imports and CITGO exports to validate and document compliance with government regulations. Test for weaknesses in controls that expose CITGO or PDVMR to compliance risks and implement procedures to strengthen those areas. Coordinate with business groups and Customs broker(s) to prepare post summary corrections and CBP 09 Value reconciliation for submission to CBP


  • Calculate quarterly Harbor Maintenance Fees payment to Customs. Assemble and reconcile quarterly import data; provide trade activity data to drawback consultant for preparation of duty drawback claims.


  • Analyze results of daily monitoring of vendors and customers using multiple services and applications which are run against the U.S denied parties’ lists using Sanctions and Denied Party screening software. Escalate all findings and ensure proper documentation in accordance with established department procedures.


  • Provide support to Transportation Operations and Order Management through classification, valuation, assignment of ECCNs, and completion of SLIs in order to meet customer demand and prevent supply disruptions.


  • Review department processes and contribute to the design and implementation of new or redesigned, automated work flows that improve overall efficiency and reduce errors. Work with IT to make necessary back-end changes within systems where data resides. Recognize and adopt best practices in reporting and business analysis, including data integrity, test design, analysis, validation and documentation.


  • Prepare department reports as required. Execute the Records Management TRIM program to ensure full compliance with government regulations as well as CITGO Record Management procedures. Coordinate with RM team to implement changes.

















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