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    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 Jobs Website

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    This position is located in the Office of the Chief Communications Officer (OCCO), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in Alexandria, Virginia.

    The individual selected for this position will…

    • Plan and conduct detailed research on various periods and aspects of agency history; Gather primary and secondary materials to establish historical facts, adhering to the highest academic and professional historical standards.
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive and official historical narrative of the agency for a broad public audience.
    • Identify, select, and organize a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including but not limited to personal interviews, staff meetings, conference proceedings and briefings, reports, studies, directives and instructions, official and commercial publications, and other internal and external sources.
    • Collaborate closely with other “creative professionals” throughout the agency, including graphic designers, photographers, and videographers, to plan a) static and multimedia historical displays for the USPTO campus and regional offices, and b) compelling stories for the agency website, social media, and videos..
    • Establish an organized digital archive, accessible to other members of the communications team, where historic imagery and documents can be easily accessed and downloaded for use in a variety of communication projects.
    • Build collaborative relationships with historians at other federal agencies (e.g. the Smithsonian Institution and National Archives), the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and the local community, as well as historical sites and organizations like George Washington’s Mount Vernon with which the agency has worked in the past.
    • Identify and accept speaking opportunities at universities, historical conferences, and/or local organizations to tell the story of our agency, and the historic importance of the American intellectual property system, to new audiences.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 10% of the time travel may be required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/573870200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.