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    USPTO is modernizing its information technology to register intellectual property better, faster and cheaper through ML and AI.  USPTO is migrating to a multi-hybrid cloud environment and is taking a zero trust architecture approach to enhance security.  RPA is at the forefront of improving efficiencies across lines of business.  We are looking for Cybersecurity professionals to join our agency and bring innovative approaches to Cybersecurity through emerging technology and automation. 

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    This Vacancy is using the Direct-Hire authority to recruit for positions for which there is a critical hiring need.  Using the Office of Personnel Management’s approved government-wide direct hire authorities, agencies may appoint candidates directly to jobs, without regard to the provision of Title 5 U.S.C 3309 through 3318, for which OPM determines that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need.

    The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director on the application of information technology (IT) to support and improve the Agency’s business processes. The Cybersecurity Division (CD) is responsible for all aspects of USPTO Information Technology security including the oversight for adherence to security-related laws and policies. The Privacy and Continuous Monitoring Branch (PCMB) provides services, which support implementation and continuous monitoring for compliance with IT privacy/privacy policies, Federal Information Processing Standards, and privacy requirements for all information technology used in support of the USPTO.

    The individual selected for this position will be responsible for the following:

    • Participating in reviewing and recommending new and revised IT-related systems of records notices and Privacy assessment documents.
    • Providing suggestion for resolving problems and performs follow-up.
    • Reviewing and updating Privacy Threshold Analysis and Privacy Impact Assessment and select privacy controls for selected information systems.
    • Maintaining cybersecurity acquisition requirements, providing input to cybersecurity acquisition manuals for use by contract specialists, and contracting officers.
    • Reviewing and providing input to draft USPTO Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI), and acquisition artifacts.
    • Reviewing proposed new systems, networks, and software changes for potential security risks.
    • Providing input for mitigation or countermeasures, identifying potential areas of concern, and providing information regarding problematic security issues.

    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/613422500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.