Real people. Real experience. How to apply All federal job seekers are required to apply through USAJobs.gov, the federal government's #1 source for jobs and employment information. Learn about the process here. Why choose us We offer unparalleled work-life balance and unmatched career growth and opportunities to a global workforce of nearly 13,000 highly skilled and motivated professionals. Work-life balance A great work-life balance helps us retain the best employees. It allows our workforce to achieve high productivity and a high quality of life. Student programs We have a variety of programs for students interested in a career in the engineering, science, and law fields. Hiring people with disabilities We are committed to using special hiring authorities, including Schedule A, to recruit individuals with disabilities. Veteran employment You don't have to be in uniform to protect this country's assets. Veterans are an integral part of the USPTO and contribute to our mission in every facet.