Department Of Commerce
Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office
Announcement Number: PTO-04-155
Who May Apply
Department Of Commerce
Date:||Monday, October 25, 2004|
November 19, 2004|
|Series & Grade:||GS-1102-09/11/12|
|Salary:||41,815.00 - 78,826.00 USD
|Duty Locations:||FEW vacancies -
Alexandria, Arlington & Falls Church, VA|
POPA Bargaining Unit Position|
Status / Federal Civil Service Employees, Public
Displaced Employees in local commuting area
Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American
Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.
Additional Duty Location Info
U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office of the CFO/CAO
Office of Procurement
position is located in the Office of Procurement. The incumbent solicits bids and
proposals to procure a variety of requirements, negotiates and administers
contracts, inter-agency agreements, memorandums of understanding, and project
agreements. Performs basic analyses for firm-fixed-price or similar contracts.
Assists higher-level employees with contract termination processes. Participates
as a team member on acquisition management review team. Working as a team member
for larger dollar procurements, develops schedules, tracks product deliveries,
coordinates with project staff and assists in preparing all procurement
Qualification Requirements: Must possess either a Bachelor's degree OR have
completed at least 24 semester hours of coursework in certain business-related
fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics,
industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and
management. Due to the positive education requirement applicants must provide
transcripts (see note below).
In addition to meeting the above
requirements applicants must have had one year of specialized experience which
has equipped them with particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully
perform the duties of the position, which is typical to the work of the position
to be filled, and is equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal
Service (specialized experience is described below). Status applicants/applicants
who have held a General Scheduled (GS) position within the last 52 weeks MUST
meet time-in-grade requirements in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. ICTAP/CTAP
candidates will be determined to be well qualified if they score 90 or higher
when rated against the crediting plan.
GS-9: In addition to meeting
the positive education requirement discussed above, applicant MUST have one year
of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-7 grade level; or Master's
or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading
to such a degree in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing,
economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization
GS-11: In addition to meeting the positive education
requirement discussed above, applicant MUST have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least a GS-9 grade level; or PhD or 3 full academic
years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics,
industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and
GS-12: In addition to meeting the positive education
requirement discussed above, applicant MUST have the one year specialized
experience equivalent to at least a GS-11 grade level (no educational equivalent,
in other words may not qualify based on education alone, Also MUST meet minimum
requirements of a Bachelor's degree OR have completed at least 24 semester hours
of coursework in certain business-related fields: accounting, business, finance,
law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing,
quantitative methods or organization and management.
experience: For all grade levels, specialized experience is characterized by the
scope and level of difficulty of duties and must have equipped the candidate with
the knowledge of contract administration principles, policies, regulations, and
procedures; knowledge of various types of contracts, methods of contracting, and
selection factors to plan appropriate strategies to procure complex or unusual
requirements; ability to conduct negotiations in the pre-award and post-award
contracting phases; knowledge of commercial business practices to identify
sources, analyze cost and pricing data and contract proposal; and the ability to
analyze and evaluate information.
Note: Applicants who wish to be
qualified based on education MUST submit a copy of their transcripts showing
specific coursework completed or a listing of college courses showing course
number, title, grade, type (semester/quarter hours), and number of credit hours.
Graduates of foreign schools MUST have their academic credentials evaluated
through a recognized credential evaluating institution. Failure to submit the
above will result in an ineligible rating. Candidates are required to be a U.S.
citizen. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to
How You Will Be Evaluated
Evaluation of Qualified Candidates: will be on the basis of experience,
training, awards, supervisory appraisals, and the following factors. Failure to
address each factor may have an impact upon your ranking.
Knowledge of Federal contracting law, basic procurement procedures and techniques
and commonly used contracting methods and contract types related to pre-award,
post-award and/or price/cost analysis functions.
with business practices and market conditions, sufficient to provide operational
support of procurement systems, gather and analyze data, prepare reports, and
recommend actions for process improvements.
3. Ability to
analyze contractor proposals, particularly IT acquisitions, in order to establish
responsiveness, past performance, price reasonableness so as to determine the
offeror’s ability to meet the requirement. Skill in assessing business practices
and market conditions in order to develop sound business negotiation
4. Experience in preparing documentation that is
factual and persuasive in regard to contractual situations. Demonstrate the
ability to communicate precisely and understandable using correct grammar.
How To Apply
HOW TO APPLY -
SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:1. Candidates may submit an resume OR OF-612 (form can
be assessed from the following web site: http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/of.asp -
http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of612.pdf2. Most recent supervisory
appraisal and a recent copy of a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (Status
Candidates Only)3. Vacancy announcement number, position title and grade
level(s) you are applying for must be recorded on the application submitted. If
the grade level is not indicated, candidates will be considered only at the
highest grade for which qualified. 4. College transcript or List of College
Courses. Graduates of foreign schools MUST have their academic credentials
evaluated through a recognized credential evaluating institution (see Note
above). Candidates are required to be a U.S. citizen.5. Status candidates
who want to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive procedures
must submit two complete applications. 6. Statement of qualifications
relating to each of the Ranking Factors. Applications submitted by mail with a
postmark of on or before the closing date of this announcement will be considered
only if received in the USPTO, Office of Human Resources, five (5) working days
after the closing date.
FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION CALL: Bonnie Guzman
(703) 305-8516 or Ronald Taylor (703) 305-4324TDD# 1-800-828-1120 or Relay
For more employment opportunities visit our web site at
US Patent and Trademark
Mail Stop 171
Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
WHERE TO APPLY IN PERSON:
Patent and Trademark Office
Office of Human Resources
Drive CPK1 - 707
Arlington, VA 22202
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
The United States Patent
and Trademark Office will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the
application process, please notify the human resources representative identified
under the ‘How To Apply’ section of this announcement. Decisions on reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Supplemental Qualifications Statement
I. REGARDLESS OF
WHICH APPLICATION FORM/FORMAT IS USED, APPLICANTS SHOULD ADDRESS THE
1. The announcement number, title and grade of the position
for which you are applying.
2. Personal information
name, mailing address (including ZIP Code), home and work telephone numbers
(including area codes)
b. Social security number
d. Veteran's preference: If you wish to claim 5-point
veterans preference or if you are applying under the Veterans Readjustment
Appointment provisions, you must include dates of military service and a copy of
each Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214. If you are
claiming 10-point veterans preference, you must also include SF-15 and the
appropriate proof required by that form.
e. Competitive status: if you
are a current or former Federal employee, and if the announcement is open to
status applicants only or if you wish to be considered as a status applicant, you
must submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows
you have status.
f. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have
been separated from the armed forces with honorable conditions after 3 years or
more of continuous active service may apply. (Under merit promotion
g. Highest federal civilian grade held, including job
series and dates held.
a. High school - name,
city, state and ZIP Code (if known) and date you received diploma or GED.
b. Colleges and universities - name, city, state and ZIP Code (if known),
majors(s), type(s) of degree(s) received and date(s) received. If you did not
receive a degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or
quarter hours. Submit copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts if the
announcement specifies minimum education requirements, if you are qualifying
based on allowable substitution of education for experience or if you are
qualifying based on Superior Academic Achievement (see the announcement for
4. Job-Related Work Experience (Paid and Non paid)
a. Job title (include series and grade if Federal)
c. Employer's name and address
Supervisor's name and telephone number
e. Starting and ending dates
(month and year)
f. Hours per week,
Indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.
a. Job-related training courses (title and year)
b. Job-related skills (i.e., other languages, computer hardware/software,
tools machinery, etc.)
c. Typing and/or stenography speed
d. Job-related certificates and licenses (current only). Do not send
copies unless required in the announcement.
e. Job-related honors,
awards and special accomplishments (i.e., publications, memberships in
professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking,
performance awards, etc.) Give dates but do not send documents unless
1. CTAP candidates must apply for
the vacancy, submit proof of eligibility for CTAP consideration, have a current
performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent, and
be within the Washington, D.C. Commuting area.
1. Applications mailed in Government franked envelopes
will not be considered.
2. Applications submitted by telefax will not
3. Applications submitted by email will not be
4. Applications submitted by mail with a postmark of on or
before the closing date of this announcement will be considered only if received
in the USPTO, Office of Human Resources, within five (5) working days of the
5. Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements by
the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
6. Applicants must be
citizens of the United States (or owe allegiance to the United States).
7. Applicants with disabilities, disabled veterans, or any other
applicants eligible for non-competitive appointment under special appointing
authorities not requiring competitive status should clearly specify their special
eligibility on their application.
8. If selected, male applicants born
after December 31, 1959, must confirm their selective service registration
status. Certification forms are available at most Federal agency personnel
offices or from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Applications will not be returned to applicants.
10. Applicants will
receive notification of the outcome of a vacancy announcement as soon as possible
after a selection is made.
11. If a vacancy is for a supervisory or
managerial position, the selectee may have to serve a supervisory/managerial
12. If a vacant position is filled at a grade
below the full performance level, the selectee may be promoted without further
competition. However, this implies no promise or guarantee of promotion.
13. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on
OPM Qualifications Standards for General Schedule positions.
Privacy Act requirements (PL 93-579): the application forms prescribed are used
to determine qualification for promotion, reassignment, or employment and are
authorized under Title 5, U.S.C. sections 3302 and 3360.
Candidates outside of the USPTO who are referred for consideration will be
required to complete the Declaration for Federal Employment, OF-306.
16. For any vacancy, employees of the Department of Commerce may be
considered before other applicants.
17. Relocation expenses will not
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED REGARDLESS OF AGE, RACE COLOR, SEX, CREED, NATIONAL
ORIGIN, LAWFUL POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NON-DISQUALIFYING HANDICAP, MARITAL STATUS,
SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AFFILIATION WITH AN EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION, OR OTHER NON-MERIT
U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
OHR, MAIL STOP 171, BOX 1450
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22313-1450
questions about this
BONNIE GUZMAN/RONALD TAYLOR
Control Number: 321374
Policy Statement | Reasonable
Accommodation Policy Statement | Veterans
and Regulatory Guidance