Skip to main content

Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to basically qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service directly supervising, or managing staff members to include setting priorites, planning work to be completed by subordinates and evaluating performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service concieving, initiating, monitoring, leading and/or conducting critical projects and studies impacting accomplishment of organizational missions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service providing oversight of management services and resources (i.e. mail services, control of assets, strategic data analytics, program funding, fiscal resources, Federal Records Management) impacting accomplishment of organizational missions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service developing and implementing annual, multi-year, and long-range work plans to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met (i.e. performance objectives, budgetary limitations, schedules, organizational priorities, identifying problems, corrective action plans)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Select the response(s) that describe(s) your highest level of experience developing, evaluating, and improving processes and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience leading a team and overseeing staff activities.
  • I have experience resolving organizational challenges while working cooperatively and collaboratively with internal/external stakeholders.
  • I have experience leading teams consisting of both subordinate supervisor(s) and staff.
  • I have experience translating program/policy issues and other substantive activities into concise, well-balanced maangement plans for accomplishing organization mission.
  • I have experience planning, organizing and coordinating work assignments.
  • None of the above.
7 Do you have experience appraising staff performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Have you held a position with the authority to address employee issues and complaints and take disciplanary actions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the statement that best reflects your experience planning, organizing, prioritizing and coordinating work of a staff. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in planning, organizing , prioritizing and coordinating work, however, I have not applied this experience in work situations.
  • I have experience demonstrating the ability to plan and organize work.
  • I have planned, organized, prioritized, implemented and independently coordinated the finalized work of subordinates to ensure an efficient flow of operations.
  • I have experience planning and organizing work.
  • I have demonstrated the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate work with supervisory oversight.
  • I have experience independently planning, organizing, prioritizing and coordinating work.
  • None of the above.
10 Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of a work product or process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed or correlated narrative and statistical material in order to identify trends and assist in decision-making on issues that have corporate/agency wide impact.
  • I have correlated or analyzed narrative and statistical material with little to no supervisory oversight in order to identify trends and assist in decision-making on issues that have corporate /agency wide impact.
  • I have drafted large-scale surveys and questionnaires that have critical organization wide impact.
  • I have conducted focus groups, interviews, and participant observation to diagnose critical organization wide issues.
  • None of the above.
11 Do you have experience developing a project plan? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your project management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Quality management
  • Risk planning
  • Strategic communications
  • Performance management
  • Negotiating or conflict resolution
  • Project management integration
  • Organizational change
  • Resource management
  • Scheduling and estimating
  • I do not have this type of experience.
13 Please select the statement that best describes your experience conducting analyses. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated and analyzed human capital related initiatives that have an impact on organizational programs.
  • I have conducted analysis with the outcome of final recommendations to high-level managers.
  • I have used qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze data.
  • I have conducted analysis of data and produced information for review.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
14 Please select the statement that bes describes your highest level of experience advising management on complex human capital issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have briefed high-level officials on improvements of complex human capital issues.
  • I have briefed high-level officials on difficult human capital concepts in order to facilitate program changes.
  • I have developed PowerPoint slides, or workflow process charts to brief high-level officials and provide them with recommendations.
  • I have provided high-level officials briefings on non-human capital topics.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
15 Do you have experience devising solutions to critical human capital issues/problems, including addressing the consequences of proposed changes? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Select the response(s) that best describe(s) your experience in human resources management. Answer to this question is required
  • Addressing Equal Employment Opportunity concerns.
  • Providing input for recognition or awards of subordinates.
  • Advising on employee compensation
  • Conducting performance management activities.
  • Drafting performance standards.
  • Conducting employment activities.
  • Conducting position management activities.
  • Conducting organizational change management activities.
  • Providing advice on position classification efforts.
  • Conducting recruitment activities.
  • None of the above.
17 Do you have experience monitoring, providing oversight and evaluating fiscal resources? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Please indicate your highest level of experience communicating sensitive issues to senior executives or union officials to gain acceptance of controversial recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided talking points to my supervisor for discussions with senior leaders and union officials.
  • I have prepared comprehensive presentations for senior executives in regards to recommendations on controversial issues
  • I have prepared and delivered comprehensive presentations to senior executives on sensitive subjects and controversial issues.
  • I have provided guidance or supervised other team members on how to prepare presentations for senior executives and union officials regarding sensitive subjects and controversial issues.
  • I do not have this type of experience.
19 Please indicate the statement that best describes your experience communicating with various levels of internal and external stakeholders, management and senior officials in order to obtain and provide information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information.
  • I have briefed high-level officials, internal and/or external to an organization, regarding non-sensitive or confidential information and assisted with the development of recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I have briefed high-level officials, internal and/or external to an organization, regarding non-sensitive or confidential information and developed recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I have briefed high-level officials, internal and/or external to an organization, regarding sensitive or confidential information and assisted with the development of recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I have briefed high-level officials, internal and/or external to an organization, regarding sensitive or confidential information and developed recommendations that facilitated informed decisions.
  • I do not have this type of experience.

Grade: All Grades

1 Which of the following best represents your recent performance appraisal rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable under my organization performance appraisal system.
  • I received the second or third highest rating attainable under my organization performance appraisal system.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above (please explain below).
2 Please explain why you do not meet any of the performance appraisal ratings described above. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Which of the following best represents your awards history? (Awards include superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards.) Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives.
  • I have not received any awards (please explain below).
4 Please explain why you do not meet any of the awards described above. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 How did you hear about USPTO Job possibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Friend
  • Job Fair
  • USPTO Information Session
  • Monster
  • Newspaper
  • OnlineBlog/Bulletin Board
  • Professional Society/Organization
  • University Career Fair
  • University Career Placement Office
  • USAJobs
  • USPTO Employee
  • USPTO Web Page
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • State Bar Association
  • University Alumni
  • @USPTOJobs Twitter
  • USPTO Jobs web pages
  • Other