#USPTOHiresHeroes: IT Veteran Hiring Fair 2015

You Don't Have to Be in Uniform to Protect this Country's Assets.

USPTO 2nd Annual IT Veteran Hiring Fair 2015
Friday, April 17 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM and
Saturday, April 18 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED...However, we are accepting walk-ins.

Anyone who brings documents verifying eligibility for direct hire under a veteran’s authority as well as their resume, will have their documents reviewed on site. If there is an open interview slot, they will be given the opportunity to interview at the event.

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

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

  • Interview with hiring managers for potential hire between June and September 2015 through the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) and other special appointing authorities for veterans.
    • Many of the Veterans hired from last year's event were actively working at the USPTO within two months!
  • Meet with agency leaders to learn more about the agency, OCIO, and the NextGen systems we're building to protect American innovation and intellectual property rights.
  • Learn more about our competitive pay, tremendous benefits, and why USPTO is consistently ranked one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®.

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


The program agenda is similar on both April 17th and April 18th, with the exception that Saturday's schedule ends at 2PM.   

 Time   Activity
 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.   Afternoon Remarks, John Owens, USPTO Chief Information Officer
 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

   Afternoon Interview Block  (Saturday interview sessions end at 2PM)