Department: Department Of Commerce
Agency: Patent and Trademark Office
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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It's an effort that continues to contribute to a strong global economy, to encourage investment in innovation and to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st century. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. all dedicated to accomplishing the USPTOs mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website.
The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the application of Information Technology (IT) to support and improve the Agencys business processes. The Program Administration Office (PAO) is responsible for the management of the overall USPTO Information Technology program, providing service & support for OCIO customers. The Office is also responsible for ensuring that appropriate budgetary, contractual, and human capital resources are available to support the planned OCIO investments. The Vendor Management Division (VMD) manages acquisitions and contracts for new IT hardware and software products and for services needed to develop, modify, maintain, and enhance the automated information systems and infrastructure in use by the agency. The purpose of this position is to serve as a COTR for moderately complex acquisitions and contracts for IT hardware; system development and integration; integration and customization of COTS components of automated information systems; and/or services to support maintenance on existing automated information systems.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
- You must meet the definition of specialized experience.