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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.  The Office of Organizational Policy and Governance (OPG) provides the management and oversight of enterprise Information Technology (IT) strategies, guidance, policies, and agency-wide cybersecurity. This position fall under the Cybersecurity Division who is responsible for ensuring that all computer and information systems and technology are secured against compromising attacks.

    This position serves as a Supervisory Information Technology Specialist in the CIO Cybersecurity Division and is responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Researching, interpreting, analyzing, and applying guidelines, policies, and regulations to guide the integration of security policy requirements and principles into the enterprise model for system development.
    • Serving as a security liaison between the USPTO and other government agencies, industry groups, and technology user groups for the purposes of obtaining information, developing security programs, policies, and procedures.
    • Defining core security service solutions upon which the enterprise security architecture is dependent and working closely with OCIO and other IT personnel to ensure the necessary technologies are configured and deployed to support the target architecture.
    • Supervising a staff responsible for a wide variety of duties connected with the design and implementation of new security programs designed to anticipate, assess, and minimize system vulnerability, e.g., Intrusion Prevention, Forensics, Computer Incident Response, Security Device management, and access authentication programs.
    • Exercising supervisory personnel management responsibilities, advising and providing counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, directives, selecting or recommending selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignments in consideration of skills and qualifications, mission requirements, and EEO and diversity objectives.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521227700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.