Writer Editor Job in ARLINGTON, VA

Vacancy No. Department Patent and Trademark Office
Salary $54,972.00 to $71,467.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/12/2017 Close Date 9/27/2017
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Status Candidates

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/12/2017 to 09/27/2017

  • Salary

    $54,972 to $71,467 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Permanent

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Career/Career-Conditional


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®!
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It's an effort that continues to contribute to a strong global economy, to encourage investment in innovation and to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st century. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. all dedicated to accomplishing the USPTO’s mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website.
    A probationary period may be required
    This position is also being announced under the USPTO’s Delegated Examing procedures, the Job Announcement Number is OPC-2017-0007. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under Delegated Examining procedures.
    The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures, or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.

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    If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

    • Review, research, analyze, revise, and otherwise prepare patent classification documentation such as Notices of Change, and similar technical documents.
    • Analyze technical information prepared by professionals such as classification specialists, legal experts, etc., incorporating information gathered from discussions, meetings, etc., and reorganizing and revising as appropriate.
    • Develop procedural manuals which document the full range of publishing processes and procedures. This requires the use of standard publishing software, such as a word processor and XML editor, to write/rewrite drafts, edit, format, and lay out a document and occasionally to design, publish, and distribute it.
    • Maintain the Cooperative Patent Classification-to-International Patent Classification (CPC-to-IPC) concordance and other concordances using information developed by classification specialists.
    • Assist in revising, reorganizing, drafting, etc., a variety of technical and semi-technical materials such as the Examiner’s Handbook on the Cooperative Patent Classification System, The Guide to the CPC, and similar documents.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from current federal employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, persons eligible under special hiring authorities including Schedule A and VEOA, and CTAP/ICTAP eligible candidates in the local commuting area.

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