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    The incumbent of this position is responsible for planning and managing the Records Management and Information Collection (IC) programs throughout USPTO.  This responsibility includes ensuring that the programs are aligned with USPTO business and mission needs and managing the full lifecycle of records from initial receipt or creation to final disposition for all type of records including electronic records.  Incumbent performs the following specific duties:

    -- Provides expert guidance to business unit liaisons and records custodians to implement records management rules, regulations, and guidance promulgated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and OMB.

    -- Develops  records management and information collection policy and supporting implementation plans.  

    -- Oversees the IC and Quality Programs. The IC program implements the USPTO’s requirements of the information collection management provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. The Information Quality Program implements the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB’s) guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated to the public. 

    -- Maintains the Records Management database that contains information on the USPTO Records Schedule, Records Coordinators for program offices.  Maintains the inventory of the system of records notices (SORNs) related to privacy data.

    -- Supports disaster recovery planning for records, establishes and maintains a vital records program, and supports electronic records management.

    -- Develops plans to control the systematic retention, transfer, retirement, and disposal of records. 

    -- Serves as the USPTO liaison with NARA on all records management issues, including any FRC issues concerning the interagency agreement for services. 

    -- Creates, conducts, and coordinates records management training for USPTO manager and employees.  Evaluates and revises training as necessary to ensure integration of new or changing requirements.

    -- Prepares technical specifications, statements of work, task orders, requirements initiatives and other acquisition related documentation necessary to effectively obtain and manage contractor-supported activities, and acquisition of hardware and software required.

    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/533712600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.