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USPTO IT Veteran Hiring Fair, June 13-14, 2014

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Exciting opportunity for Veterans & Transitioning Service Members with Strong IT Skills - Register Today For Potential Direct Hire into the USPTO's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) organization!

Who Should Attend This Event?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's OCIO is looking for experienced IT specialists and leaders who are veterans or transitioning service members to join our team! By registering for this event, you will:

  • Interview with hiring managers for potential direct hire.
  • Meet with various leaders to learn more about the agency, the OCIO, and the NextGen systems we're building to further innovation and protect U.S. Intellectual Property rights.
  • Learn more about our competitive pay, tremendous benefits, and why USPTO was ranked the #1 Best Place to Work in the Federal Government®.

Registration for this event is now closed.

USPTO Is A Great Place For Veterans

Why Work At The USPTO?

The USPTO boosts America's economy one invention at a time. This sub agency offers its global workforce of 12,000+ civilians and veterans unparalleled work-life balance, unmatched flexibility and unlimited career advancement. USPTO leads with distinction as a model for IT innovation, modernizing systems and processes to speed the kind of innovation that changes the world.

Veterans represent nearly 40 percent of the total OCIO workforce, and former service members have a lot to say about why they love working here, namely:

The Mission to Protect America Through IT Transformation 

  • Chief Information Officer John Owens leads the OCIO’s development, management and modernization  of ITsystems that support patent and trademark examination. Come join the mission to protect our nation’s intellectual property.
  • You are encouraged to think strategically and act tactically, contributing to something greater than yourself.


  • Veterans are highly valued and respected leaders at USPTO as well as in OCIO where they manage the modernization of complex system integrations.
  • The leadership style espouses the same ethos that are engrained within you: loyalty, commitment to excellence and a drive to be successful.

Your Career, Your Way, with Care

  • The USPTO understands the complexities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life and has created an environment where veterans can thrive. Whether it’s training, a one-on-one conversation over coffee or in a larger setting through our military affinity group, veterans get the support they need to be successful in their careers.
  • The agency also has one of the most stable, enriching career development platforms with well-defined career paths that give you specific milestones to reach for while advancing throughout your career.



Friday, June 13, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 

Madison Auditorium
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314



The program agenda is the same on both June 13th and 14th.

Throughout the day, various representatives from the OCIO, the Office of Human Resources, and the Veteran Hiring Program will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions you have.


8:15 a.m. Registration Check-In Begins
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks, John Owens, USPTO Chief Information Officer
9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Morning Interview Block
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. OCIO Overview and Veteran Panel (+ Q&A)
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Interview Block


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