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Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Business Analyst in Alexandria, Virginia
Summary Do you want to join an organization that has been consistently rated as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government? Imagine starting your career being on the cutting edge of planning, developing implementing and evaluating all initiatives needed to support the examination and registration of trademarks throughout the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Responsibilities The physical worksite for this position is located in Alexandria, Virginia.This position is telework eligible per agency and business unit discretion/policy. This position is located in the Office of Business Requirements and Analysis Division (TM-OBRAD), Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Administration, Office of the Commissioner, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The (TM-OBRAD) is a strategic team with focus on enterprise-wide business unit IT development efforts. The TM-OBRAD is responsible for the communications, collaboration, technology development practices and processes, and system/business analyses to support buildable and testable requirements for delivering information technology services and solutions to the Trademarks Business Unit; acting as an interface between users and hardware/software providers; responding, advising, and evaluating user concerns in order to provide solutions; providing program management support for the implementation of technical business solutions for the Trademark Business Unit; developing and supporting automated systems to meet goals in the registration and maintenance of Trademarks; and educating and advising users and leadership of the technologies available to help the USPTO meet its organizational goal and objectives. This role is the ideal next career step for you if: You're motivated to apply business process reengineering methods, metrics, tools, techniques and approaches to analyze and evaluate an organization. You're willing to develop and follow-up on written plans which define product goals, processes, and resource estimates related to schedule, cost and development. You're excited to interact with business stakeholders and subject matter experts to determine appropriate products or services requirements. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications You must meet the United States Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) qualification requirements (including specialized experience and/or educational requirements) for the advertised position. You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM Website. Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series, 0301 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-13. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: (1) Experience working with software developers and end users to perform technical analysis and manage information technology; (2) Experience creating epics, features, user stories or user requirements for the development of an IT system; AND, (3) Experience defining solutions for business and technical 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 Education may not be substituted for specialized experience at this grade level. Additional Information 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 Bargaining Unit position. This 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 and ICTAP 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. USPTO Job Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should request accommodation(s) from the USPTO at http://www.uspto.gov/accommodation. 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 (email@example.com) or phone (571-272-8292).