Chief Information Officer

Alexandria, Virginia
Oct 23, 2018
Oct 23, 2018
Executive, Chief
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes Relocation and Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC metro region.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) will be required upon appointment.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.

    To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must be able to demonstrate either in your application or during the interview that you possess all of the mandatory Executive Core Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications described below. These qualifications would typically be acquired through education, experience, and training which reflect progressive development and executive potential. An individual's total experience and education must demonstrate possession of the executive core and professional/technical qualifications to perform the duties of this position. Applicants must meet all of the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Experience must have been at a sufficiently high level of difficulty to clearly show that the candidate possesses the required professional/technical qualifications and executive core qualifications set forth below.

    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.

    Professional Technical Qualifications: Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application materials that they possess technical attributes in the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs).
    The Professional Technical Qualifications (PTQs) for this position are:

    1. Demonstrated leadership ability to lead and manage a large, diverse, and multi-functional technical organization which includes both government employees and a large contractor workforce.

    2. Demonstrated ability and expert knowledge of enterprise-wide information technology operations, programs and projects including data center operations, distributed digital voice and data networks, capacity and performance management, help desk operations, service level agreement management and reporting, configuration management, and change control.

    3. Expert knowledge of and demonstrated experience in strategic and tactical information technology planning to implement state-of-the-art information processing and other emerging technologies such as collaboration tools, service oriented architecture, Internet, Intranet, extranet, multimedia, and mobile computing, and security management tools.

    4. Expert knowledge of and demonstrated experience in software engineering to include AIS lifecycle management technologies, system development and delivery, requirements management, quality assurance, configuration and metrics, program and project management, and customer experience excellence.

    The Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) for this position are:

    1. Leading Change - This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    2. Leading People - This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    3. Results Driven - This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks.

    4. Business Acumen - This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.

    5. Building Coalitions- This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM, only need to submit a resume and narrative statement covering each of the Professional Technical Qualification (PTQs) requirements and do NOT need to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    Responses to the ECQs are not required at this time. However, if selected for this position, you will be required to provide narrative responses to the ECQs which will be submitted to OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) for approval.

    For more information about the Executive Core Qualifications please visit this site: :

    There is not a specialized education requirement for this position.

    If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System ( website for more information.  

    Drug Testing - All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and, if appointed, the individual will be subjected to random drug testing procedures. All appointments are contingent upon a negative drug test result.

    This is a Non Bargaining Unit position.  

    This is a Public Trust position and has a risk level designation of "high".  

    Background Investigation - If selected for this position, you may be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306), which includes a fingerprint and credit check, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.  

    The USPTO participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please visit  

    Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.  

    Mobility: Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, applicants are expected to be mobile and once appointed SES members may be reassigned at the discretion of the appointing authority.  

    Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.

    Veteran preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

    All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.

    All application materials become the property of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    The Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, requires senior officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches to file public reports of their finances as well as other interests outside the Government. If selected for this position you will be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278). The OGE 278 is available to the public. The primary purpose of disclosure is to assist agencies in identifying potential conflicts of interest between a filer's official duties and the filer's private financial interests and affiliations.

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you believe that you have been discriminated against and would like to file an EEO complaint, you must do so within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act. Claims of employment discrimination must be submitted to the attention of the USPTO’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity via email ( or phone (571-272-8292

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your application. Applicants are encouraged to include in their resume, clear and concise examples of activities or tasks undertaken that shows the scope and quality of work experience, accomplishments, and/or executive potential. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates will be submitted to the Selecting Official for further review and consideration.

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    Drug test required No

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