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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 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OCAO), Office of Administrative Services (OAS), Security Division. The Security Division establishes and implements a variety of security and safety programs serving USPTO and its employees.

    As an Emergency Management Specialist, you will be responsible for the following:

    • Analyzing requirements to determine updates needed to maintain viability of the USPTO Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan, in order to meet or exceed current industry standards and comply with Executive Orders, Presidential and National Security Directives.
    • Researching, organizing, planning, and recommending content of specific assigned program areas of emergency plans that address selected objectives and goals for anticipated crises or situations. 
    • Contributing to the overall development of detailed emergency plans, standards, and procedures that provide guidance to agency personnel during emergencies which may impact or are impacting agency operations.
    • Identifying needs, researching and analyzing requirements, developing and implementing additional emergency plans and procedures to guide agency personnel through a wide variety of emergency situations.
    • Coordinating with the Emergency Manager and Director of Security to conduct the post-incident review, and contributes to after action reports and corrective action plans for emergency events. 
    • Observing work practices and draws on knowledge of best practices to determine what procedures could be adopted to best eliminate or reduce risk issues or problems. 
    • Carrying out specific functions to maintain or execute the USPTO Pandemic Plan to ensure it meets or exceeds current industry standards.
    • Using and assisting in maintaining emergency management software systems including an emergency notification system and continuity software.
    • Determining actions needed to maintain agency continuity assets, including alternate operating facilities, essential records, and continuity communications systems.

    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/607205400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.