Monday, August 24, 2009

USPTO Looking for Deputy Commissioner For Patent Examination Policy

From the USAJobs Site:

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR PATENT EXAMINATION POLICY

SALARY RANGE: 117,787.00 - 177,000.00 USD /year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, August 21, 2009to Monday, September 21, 2009

SERIES & GRADE: ES-1220-0/0

POSITION INFORMATION: This is a Full-Time General position in the Senior Executive Service. This position is located in the Office of the Commissioner for Patents of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, Virginia.

DUTY LOCATIONS: vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: 1 vacancy - Alexandria, VA
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified individuals. (U.S. citizenship required)

JOB SUMMARY:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a progressive organization dealing with intellectual property issues around the world, is seeking a high performing professional to join its Senior Executive Team as the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy.
The USPTO is a fully user fee-funded organization with an annual budget in excess of $1.9 billion and approximately 9,000 employees comprised largely of engineers, scientists, and attorneys. The USPTO operates as a performance-based organization; has received an unqualified audit opinion for thirteen consecutive years; formulates a performance-based budget; relies on performance-based contracting; has an award-winning performance reporting program; and is transitioning to electronic end-to-end processing of both patent and trademark applications. The USPTO is located at its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

Selectee is subject to a 1 year SES probationary period
Selectee is subject to a Federal Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required.

Read more here (link)

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