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    Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®!
    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 USPTO’s 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 Agency’s business processes.

    • A probationary period may be required
    This position is also being announced under the USPTO’s Merit Promotion Program, the Job Announcement Number is CIO-2018-0025. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under the Merit Promotion Program.

    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures as this announcement; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

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    The individual selected for this position:

    • Develops and analyzes the processes, messaging, and marketing strategies that communicate and publicize the value of the OCIO in a business and public context.
    • Increases awareness of the OCIO reputation for quality and delivery, sustains that awareness, gathers feedback, and develops a consistent message to highlight product and service successes to multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    • Works with all USPTO IT consumers across organizational, Agency, and public/private sector boundaries to develop basic, short-term and long-term marketing activities that reflect marketing analysis, formulation and execution in support of and contributing to the goals of the OCIO and to the Agency. Ensures that all the marketing messages result in clear and tangible benefits and demonstrate that the OCIO is delivering value.
    • Works with management to clearly define objectives and measures for successful brand recognition and marketing. Continually evaluates brand messaging effectiveness, clarity and visual presentation through analysis of consistency of branding messages highlighting the organization’s mission, vision, values and taglines.
    • Collaborates with news media to showcase USPTO OCIO IT through leadership. Positions the CIO as the public face of OCIO. Prepares written materials and is responsible for all related content for internal and external local and national media publications, websites and social media. Prepares agency level media materials, publications, and advertising.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for national IT industry events.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from all United States Citizens and Nationals.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491068000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.