JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Office of Policy and International Affairs
Office of Chief Economist

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455642
Date Posted: 06/22/2016
Date Inactive: 07/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
L2 -- Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
O3 -- Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
O4 -- Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
intellectual property
industrial organization
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks to fill an economist position within the Office of Chief Economist. The selected candidate will join a core team of specialists and be responsible for assisting the team and other subject-matter experts with economic studies and projects related to IP policy, treaties, trade-related matters, and enforcement.

Duties include:
•Applying mathematical and economic principles to studies that address IP matters.
•Performing advanced methodological research, utilizing and programming state-of-the-art databases and statistical software; developing, testing and selecting advanced statistical models; ensuring the accuracy of measurements that data represent; analyzing results of models or other quantitative methods and generating inferences about the real world; evaluating the precision, reliability and validity of results; and preparing technical reports, other documents, presentations and briefing material.
•Providing consultation, guidance and other related technical support on economics and related advanced mathematical matters to the USPTO Chief Economist, team members and other subject-matter experts
•Participating in Chief Economist’s team efforts and activities, such as formulating and refining goals, planning activities, establishing priorities, developing measures of progress, providing feedback and resolution of issues, and preparing progress reports, briefing material or other documents.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
All candidates must apply to posting through USAJobs at in order to be considered for any employment opportunities within the USPTO. Announcement OPIA-2016-0034 and OPIA-2016-0035 opened June 20, 2016 and closes on July 5, 2016, with a possibility of an extension.

You must complete the application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement.

U.S. citizenship is required.

OPIA-2016-0034 (DE - all U.S. Citizens):
OPIA-2016-0035 (MP - current federal employees):