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    USPTO is modernizing its information technology to register intellectual property better, faster and cheaper through ML and AI.  USPTO is migrating to a multi-hybrid cloud environment and is taking a zero trust architecture approach to enhance security.  RPA is at the forefront of improving efficiencies across lines of business.  We are looking for Cybersecurity professionals to join our agency and bring innovative approaches to Cybersecurity through emerging technology and automation. 

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    This Vacancy is using the Direct-Hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need. Using the Office of Personnel Management’s approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provision of Title 5 U.S.C 3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need.

    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 is located under the Cybersecurity Division (CD) that is responsible for all aspects of USPTO Information Technology (IT) security. This team provides services, which support implementation and continuous monitoring for compliance with IT security policies, Federal Information Processing Standards, and requirements for all information technology used in support of the USPTO.

    As a IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) you will be responsible for..

    • Participating in internal and external cybersecurity policy working groups.

    • Providing advice and recommendations for security policies and standards for both on premise and cloud infrastructure.

    • Conducting reviews of cybersecurity memos, policies, handbooks, publications, and instructions.

    • Conducting Cybersecurity Awareness Training annually.

    • Ensuring development of role based training for those performing cybersecurity functions (e.g. privileged access, security control assessors, systems owners, Information System Security Officers)

    • Reviewing and revising draft U Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI), and acquisition artifacts.

    • Using contracts to develop and maintain cybersecurity acquisition manuals.

    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/561507000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.