Management & Program Analyst

Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Full Time

The incumbent serves as a management and program analyst and is responsible for conducting complex reviews and studies and performing data analysis activities which include collecting, assessing, interpreting and reporting data critical to the Patent organization in order to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of internal operations. Additionally, the incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Designs and conducts comprehensive studies relating to operational programs and identifies patent application processing issues and problems in the business area.
  • Designs and prepares workflow analyses, project plans and schedules, reports and other similar tools to measure operational performance.
  • Provides advice and guidance for improvements and anticipates potential areas of concern or questions that should be addressed when making recommendations.
  • Develops recommendations and implements new or modified guidelines, work processes, and operations in order to the effectiveness, efficiency, or timeliness of work processes.
  • Ensures that business unit and stakeholders are communicated to or being communication efforts are accomplished relevant to changes that may impact internal and/or external offices, projects and programs.
  • Analyzed and evaluate proposed changes in the Patents business unit missions, operating procedures and delegations of authority and align Office of Patent Examination Support Services (OPESS) with changes.
  • Prepare oral and written reports and presentations, prepare graphs and charts that present clear, concise, and effective analytical results of, evaluations and studies related to the business unit and its' stakeholders.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • You must meet time-in-grade-requirements.


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 Management positions can be found at: OPM Qualification Standards.

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 applicants with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform 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. For this position, the next lower grade level is a GS-12.

Specialized experience for this position includes applying a wide range of management principles, and practices of patent application processing and examining; using technological systems in assembling, analyzing and evaluating information concerning management processes, derive conclusions, and recommend appropriate remedial action; and applying written and oral communication sufficient to prepare and present findings and recommendations.

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 may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level.

Additional information

Applicants applying for this position must be a United States Citizen.

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.

This is a Non-Bargaining Unit position.

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

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 the Department of Homeland Security Website .

Probationary Period- If selected, you may be required to complete an initial one-year probationary period.

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

Relocation Expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.

CTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a "well qualified" rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: OPM CTAP/ICTAP . CTAP/ICTAP documentation requirements are listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.

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

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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