Open & closing dates
09/12/2017 to 09/27/2017
$54,972 to $71,467 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Permanent
Permanent - Career/Career-Conditional
1 vacancy in the following location:
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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.
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.
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.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
How to Apply
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Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.