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    The USPTO is a fully user fee-funded organization with an annual budget in excess of $3 billion and approximately 13,000 employees comprised largely of engineers, scientists, and attorneys.  The USPTO, a progressive organization at the forefront of intellectual property issues around the world, is seeking a high performing professionals to join its Senior Executive Team as Technology Center Group Directors.

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    The Group Director will serve under the administrative direction of an Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, and will exercise administrative and technical authority over a patent examining group. The Group Director is responsible for the following:

    • Comprehensive planning and management functions essential to effective patent examining group operations
    • Recommends or initiates programs and procedures to implement official policies, and assists in the development of patent examining practice and procedures and maintains quality, timeliness and quantity performance standards
    • Adjudicates petitions for the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • Performs staff functions related to human resource management and manpower utilization, training and career development, along with the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity program goals affecting the group
    • Supports automation and the classification and documentation of the technological arts

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1220 Patent Administration

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/567489200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.