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    Organization Information

    This position is located in the Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), an office vested with the responsibility of overseeing Intellectual Property (IP) policy and enforcement and leading efforts to strengthen both domestic and international IP protection.

    The individual selected for this position will…

    Participate in international meetings, conferences, and workshops regarding IP-related economic issues with economists and representatives from IP offices, foreign governments and domestic and international organizations; propose economic studies to address ongoing to anticipated challenges associated with existing or expected IP policy, treaties, trade agreements and trade-related matters and enforcement matters; advise USPTO leadership of economic discussions and key outcomes and recommending future collaborations.

    Provide consultation, guidance and other related technical support on economics and related advanced mathematical matters to the USPTO Chief Economist, other team members reporting to the USPTO Chief Economist and other subject-matter experts in the OPIA.

    Serve as technical expert and advisor for econometrics matters and related advanced mathematical issues (e.g., consequences and risk of error associated with inferences under alternative quantitative methodologies); serve as a resource to respond to inquiries about economic issues relating to the functions of the OPIA.

    Perform full range of supervisory duties; Assist in interviewing candidates; recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment to fill existing vacancies; Manage the development, assignment, and clearance of goals, objectives and action plans of subordinates.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 25%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0110 Economist

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542409200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.