Supervisory Human Resources Specialist Classification Recruitment and Placement Job

Vacancy No. Department Patent and Trademark Office
Salary $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/13/2017 Close Date 9/27/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/13/2017 to 09/27/2017

  • Salary

    $112,021 to $145,629 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - This is a Full-Time, Permanent

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Career/Career-Conditional appointment in the Competitive Service.


2 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    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.

    This position is located in the Office of Human Resources, Workforce Employment Division, Trademark Corporate Office Branch. The incumbent will serves as a first level supervisor, providing planning, directing, organizing, and exercising control over nonsupervisory human resources employees assigned to the Workforce Employment Division.

    • A supervisory probationary period may be required
    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

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    Serves as a first level supervisor, planning, directing, organizing, and excerising control over nonsupervisory employees assigned to the branch. The duties of this position will include but are not limited to:

    • Managing the recruitment, placement, personnel processing, position classification, and position management services for business units within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
    • Representing the Branch in meetings with high-level officials from the Department of Commerce, other agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations.
    • Presenting results of assessments and studies (which may be complex or controversial), negotiating agreements, and influencing approval and implementation of agency-wide solutions and plans.
    • Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; sets and adjusts short-term priorities; and prepares schedules for the completion of work; assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and capabilities of employees; and evaluates the work performance of subordinates.
    • Rendering, advising, and/or counseling subordinates on both work assignments and administrative matters.
    • Using tact, diplomacy, and patience when communicating and dealing with others, e.g., co-workers, managers, supervisors, and internal/external customers.
    • Taking initiative in (1) the identification of needs and potential problems; (2) finding means for their solution; and, (3) developing active and reasonable well-informed management and supervisory participation.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from current Federal employees serving on career or career-conditional appointment in the Competitive Service, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, persons eligible under special hiring authorities including Schedule A and VEOA, and CTAP/ICTAP eligible candidates in the local commuting area.

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