• Help



    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. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website

    Learn more about this agency


    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.  The Program Administration Office (PAO) is responsible for the management of the overall USPTO Information Technology program, providing service & support for OCIO customers. 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 VMD performs Contracting Officer Representative (COR) functions delegated by the Contracting Officer (CO) for agency-wide IT contracts, providing timely feedback on contract and Task Order Management (TOM) performance to other OCIO organizations.

    As a Lead IT Acquisitions Specialist, you will perform the following duties:

    • Leading a team of Contracting Officer  Representatives (CORs) for acquisitions and contracts for IT hardware; system development and integration; infrastructure design, engineering architecture and integration.

    •  Communicating recommendations to senior leadership on short-term and long-range acquisition program activities, including proposed solutions that reduce total cost while meeting customer requirements.

    •  Maintaining an arms-length relationship with the contractor in the interest of procurement integrity as well as sound contract management.

    • Ensuring that the Contractor is performing the technical requirements of the contract in accordance with the contract terms, conditions, and specifications.

    • Providing overall strategic planning support for major complex and/or very high visibility IT acquisitions.
    • Serving as a liaison with the Office of Procurement, Office of Budget, and the Office of Finance on Contractual and financial matters.
    • Documenting actions taken and decisions made as the COR, and maintaining a file with adequate records to sufficiently describe such actions and decisions made during the life of the contract

    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/523034400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.