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    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a progressive organization at the forefront of intellectual property issues around the world, is seeking a high performing professional to join its Senior Executive Team as the Director, Human Capital Management. This position is located in the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO). 

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    The Director, Human Capital Management (Director) leads and manages the strategic direction and day-to-day programs and functions of the OHR and works closely with the CAO, the Deputy CAO and other senior management officials to support the mission of the USPTO. The Director is responsible for the following but not limited to:

    • Establishing and executing USPTO's human capital vision, strategies, programs, policies and procedures that are flexible, innovative and efficient, with a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction and data-driven decision making.
    • Serving as a key advisor to the CAO and Deputy CAO and is relied upon for consultation, advice and recommendations on overall human capital and human resources management policies and programs of the Agency. This typically involves examining and appraising such programs in terms of strategy, scope, importance, emphasis and timing, as well as the evaluation of organizational structures, management philosophy and methods of operations. Advises and recommends on new policies and programs designed to increase operating efficiency.
    • Supervising a management team that is responsible for: acting in a trusted HR business partner/consultant role to provide strategic human capital planning and consulting support, HR process automation and data analytics; human capital and human resources policy; recruitment and staffing; veteran hiring; position management, classification, and workforce planning/analysis; competency assessment and gap analysis; processing services related to personnel actions, benefits, retirements, and personnel records management; executive resources program; work life programs; management of compensation and payroll processes; enterprise­ wide training programs, including leadership and management training and succession planning; analysis of workforce metrics and best practices research, examination of adherence to merit principles, and the prevention of prohibited personnel practices.
    • Exercising responsibility on behalf of the CAO for ensuring that the Agency's human capital initiatives foster high-performing organizations aligned with the Agency's strategic plan. Works with the Agency's senior leadership, the Department of Commerce, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other key stakeholders to set direction and establish policy in carrying out human resources management functions for the Agency.
    • Ensuring that OHR continually identifies and uses new technology, methods, approaches, authorities and flexibilities in meeting the human resource/human capital needs of the Agency as a whole.
    • Providing for staff reviews and evaluations, including studies and analyses of operations at all levels in the Agency to determine adequacy and effectiveness of assigned people, practices and organization, and for compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Ensures correlation of findings with the evaluation of operating program performance and the implementation of indicated corrective action, in cooperation with other staff and Agency senior leaders.
    • Serving in an advisory capacity to the Agency's Executive Resources Board (ERB) and Performance Review Board (PRB) on the performance appraisal system, general compensation policy and other areas of executive resources management.

    The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, VA. However, the USPTO is currently under a mandatory telework posture due to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this position is currently under a 100 percent telework schedule. The position’s telework schedule will likely change in the future when USPTO moves away from its mandatory telework posture.  At that time, the incumbent will be expected to report to the physical work site in accordance with the updated status requirements of their supervisor.  The nature and scope of future telework opportunities will be subject to the unit’s telework policy, any applicable bargaining unit agreements, and supervisory approval.  Payment of relocation expenses, as applicable, will be paid in accordance with this Job Opportunity Announcement. Non-compliance with the supervisor's telework-schedule requirement could result in adverse action, including separation.

    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/596254800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.