Management and Program Analyst

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 08, 2017
Jun 23, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time

About the Agency

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. Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It's an effort that continues to contribute to a strong global economy, to encourage investment in innovation and to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st century. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. all dedicated to accomplishing the USPTO’s mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

The USPTO procurement program is vital to the accomplishment of the USPTO mission, goals, and objectives as articulated in its Strategic Plan. Many of the initiatives in the Strategic Plan are dependent upon the ability of the acquisition and procurement programs to plan, implement, and evaluate thousands of procurements annually. This position is established to analyze data and information and advise the Director of Procurement on the evaluation of the effectiveness of USPTO acquisition and procurement programs and operations – including acquisition strategic planning and forecasting, procurement management, workload forecasting and management, and other acquisition-related concerns as well as the productivity and efficiency of management.

A probationary period may be required

This position is also being announced under the USPTO’s Merit Promotion Program, the Job Announcement Number is CFO-2017-0015. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under the Merit Promotion Program.

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

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  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • You must meet the following United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements for the advertised position. OPM's prescribed Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Mangement Positions can be found at: Here. You must meet all qualification requirements including time-in-grade (refer to 5 CFR 300.604 for more information on time-in-grade) by the closing date of the job announcement.

    Specialized Experience: is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the federal service.

    Candidates for the GS-14 grade level must have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience should include: a). Experience in the application of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems; b). Knowledge of administrative and an agency's laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of one or more important public programs; c). Skill in project management principles, methods, and practices including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments sufficient to manage assigned projects; d). Ability to analyze complex problems and ability to communicate analysis results both orally and in writing in order to develop, review, and present creative solutions to a variety of issues.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education, is not applicable for this position.


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