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    The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director on the application of information technology (IT) to support and improve the Agency's business processes. If selected, you will be placed in one of the following offices:

    • Office of the Chief Technology Officer- responsible for the management and oversight of the enterprise IT architecture, evaluating emerging technologies and applying these emerging technologies to USPTO’s changing business needs and strategic direction.
    • Office of Policy and Governance- responsible for the management and oversight of enterprise IT strategies and policies, builds comprehensive ownership of enterprise IT processes and standards and is responsible for all aspects of system security.
    • Office of Program Administration Organization- The Office provides the major points of contact for OCIO customers, and is also responsible for ensuring that appropriate budgetary, contractual, and human capital resources are in place to support the planned OCIO investments.
    • Office of Application Engineering and Development- executes the USPTO's strategic IT plans and supporting technical architecture in the system design and developments the system, and validates that the business areas' functional and performance requirements are met prior to delivery to Operations for production testing and deployment.
    • Office of Infrastructure Engineering and Operations- responsible for evaluating emerging technologies, communicating them throughout the OCIO, and provides advice and recommendations surrounding the enterprise-wide technical architecture; provides day-to­day operational support for the USPTO automated information systems.
    • Office of Information Management Services- delivers quality information products and services to meet USPTO, public, and intellectual property community needs; provides support across the USPTO with software, hardware, network, desktop, and web services; and maintains the content and context configuration item data of the Agency.
    Applications will be accepted from the first 250 applicants.

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    This program is intended to give students an opportunity to experience what it’s like to work at PTO, as well as interact with experts in several disciplines, explore opportunities and develop or enhance personal and professional skills.

    If selected, you will be assigned to a project for which you will own specific tasks in one of OCIO’s five six offices. You will learn new skills, procedures and techniques in the following business areas:

    • Finance, Budget, and Acquisitions
    • Policy and Governance
    • Marketing and Communications, Graphic Design
    • Project Management
    • Software Development
    • Cybersecurity
    • Automated Testing
    • Infrastructure Engineering
    • System/Application Architecture
    • User Experience/User Interface
    • Information Management, Public Search Services, and Service Desk Support
    • Website Collaboration Tools and SharePoint

    This is a 10-12 week summer program. If selected to participate, you will be expected to begin work on May 21, unless other arrangements are made with the Selecting Official. You will be expected to work 36-40 hours per week.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Individuals currently accepted for enrollment OR currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution, as defined by 5 CFR 362.102, on a full or half-time basis for the Fall 2018 semester.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488333000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.