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Department Of Commerce Has Job Vacancy For Attorney Advisor

Posted on: 17 Oct 2020 75 views
: Attorney Advisor
: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
: Law Degree

Open & closing dates:                                                          10/16/2020 to 11/02/2020

Salary:                                                                                    $86,335 to $157,709 per year

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • You must meet the definition of professional and specialized experience.
  • You must possess a Law Degree and an active bar membership of any state.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Must be suitable for federal employment.

Telework is eligible once you are fully trained in this position.

Confidential Financial Disclosure filing is required for this positon at the GS-13 and GS-14 grade levels.

Please review the “Required Documents” section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application.

Qualifications

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has not issued qualification standards for attorney positions. USPTO sets minimum qualifications for attorney positions and sets forth these qualifications in each vacancy announcement.

To be eligible for this position, you must:
1.  Be a former USPTO Trademark Examining Attorney or CTAP eligible candidate.
2. Be a U.S. Citizen or National  
3. Meet the following education requirements: possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Master of Laws (LL.M.) from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
4. Be a current member of the Bar in Good Standing of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any U.S. territory.
In addition to the eligibility requirement listed above, you must have:
Required Experience:
At the GS 12 grade levelOne (1) year of professional legal experience listed below and one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience described as:
GS-12: Experience with the review of numerous trademark applications, including oral and written communications with law professionals and laypersons on the subjects of trademark law and the federal application and registration process, the drafting and issuance of Office actions and/or responses to Office actions, designing and executing searches and evaluating results from automated federal trademark register search systems, and expertise with USPTO trademark examination systems for the creation of Office actions, review and modification of application data, review of responses to actions, searching for conflicting marks, and managing workflow.

At the GS 13 grade level:
Two (2) years of professional legal experience listed below and one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience described as:
GS-13: Experience with the review of a significant number of trademark applications, including oral and written communications with law professionals and laypersons on the subjects of trademark law and the federal application and registration process, and the independent drafting and issuance of Office actions and/or responses to Office actions, independently designing and executing searches and evaluating results from automated federal trademark register search systems, and expertise with USPTO trademark examination systems for the creation of Office actions, review and modification of application data, review of responses to actions, searching for conflicting marks, and managing workflow.

At the GS 14 grade level:
Three (3) years of professional legal experience listed below and one (1) year of qualifying specialized experience described as:

GS14: Experience with with the review of a substantial number of trademark applications, including oral and written communications with law professionals and laypersons on the subjects of trademark law and the federal application and registration process, independent drafting and issuance of Office actions, independent design and execution of searches and evaluation of results from federal trademark search systems, and expertise with USPTO trademark automated systems for the creation of Office actions, review and modification of application data, review of application records, searching for conflicting marks, and managing workflow; experience with the independent review of trademark applications in all international classes; and experience with the independent review of difficult and complex trademark applications, including certification, collective membership and non-traditional marks.



Professional Legal/Law Experience (GS-12/13/14): Professional legal/law experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled in the area of Trademark Law. This experience is characterized by breadth and depth of experience in rendering professional legal advice and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling within the purview of a Federal government agency, private sector, law firm, or other organization; preparing interpretative and administrative orders, rules, or regulations to give effect to the provisions of governing statutes or other requirements of law; drafting, negotiating, or examining contracts or other legal documents; drafting, preparing formal comments, or making substantive recommendations regarding proposed legislation; editing and preparing for publication statutes enacted by Congress and opinions or decisions of a court, commission, or board; drafting and reviewing decisions for consideration and adoption by an organization or official; conducting investigations to obtain facts; determines questions of law; studies, analyzes and evaluates legal precedents, to present findings. Legal work is described as extremely complex and difficult and requires a high order of original and creative legal endeavor in balancing conflicting interests; has broad or wide-scope impact on an economy, industry, private or public interests; and may involve directly or indirectly very large sums of money. Work may also involve acting as principal attorney in charge of the preparation and presentation of cases; recommending policies and developing procedures and regulations to implement new or amended legislation; and acting as legal, general or senior counsel to a major firm or organization.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

To meet minimum eligibility requirements for this position, applicants must possess at least a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree or Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an ABA accredited law school.

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