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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 a Senior Level, Information Technology Expert within the Office of Patent Information Management.

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    The Senior Level Information Technology Expert position is located within the Office of Patent Information Management.  The incumbent serves as a recognized technical expert within the USPTO in the field of software design and development related to business process re-engineering of complex patent business processes.  In this capacity, the incumbent assists the Assistant Commissioner for Patents by establishing effective relationships with a broad range of patent system stakeholders and eliciting requirements from numerous stakeholders in geographically diverse locations in the development, management, publication and dissemination of structured text and an intelligent management system.

    The Incumbent will be responsible for the following: 

    • Providing expert technical advice to Patents Senior Management and participating in high-level decision-making regarding the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure throughout the Patent Organizations, supporting the intake of patent applications, patent examination process, publication and dissemination of patent deliverables.  A particularly critical area of this effort centers on the adoption of optimal approaches for obtaining structured data for input to the new system which includes expert knowledge of state-of-the-art approaches to document conversion and representation;
    • Advising and evaluating requirements for IT procurement solicitations and selecting vendors based on expert judgment of proposals;
    • With expert patent business knowledge, facilitates and collaborates with patent stakeholders to elicit, analyze, and define software features and functionality consistent with customer needs, expectations, and constraints;
    • Prioritizing and validating requirements and participating in the development of patent business operational concepts;
    • Developing change campaigns to champion the adoption of new software products and processes by preparing comprehensive plans which address user concerns by incorporating proven motivational dynamic methods;
    • Identifying and communicating tangible business benefits and overseeing the preparation of step-by-step transition guides to ensure successful adoption and implementation of new methodologies.  Conducts surveys to determine overall user satisfaction and gauge the extent of user adoption.  Establishes and collaborates with a network of user champions and centers of excellence within corporations and law firms to encourage and drive adoption of new patent software solutions;
    • Leading a matrix team of USPTO business experts, outreach analysts and marketing specialists to achieve optimal results; and
    • Meeting with external stakeholders, gathering feedback, and designing flexible solutions to unite conflicting stakeholder views.

    *Note - 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


  • 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/607952100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.