Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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The Library of Congress serves the Congress in fulfilling its duties and preserves and promotes knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people. It is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the world's largest library, with more than 151 million items in its physical collections (including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and almost 20 million items online. Located primarily on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Library is the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Law Library of Congress, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants MUST be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, District of Columbia, territory of the Unites States, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. *Proof of education (copy of transcripts) and bar membership must be provided with the application. Scanned or faxed documents will be accepted for application review purposes only (FAX 202/707-1454). OFFICIAL documents will be required if SELECTED.
The Office of Policy and International Affairs carries out certain responsibilities for administering the copyright law, with special emphasis on policy, legislative and international matters. The Office assists the Register of Copyrights with the development and presentation of Copyright Office positions and proposals, and shares with the Office of General Counsel responsibility for working with Congress and its committees on matters of domestic legislation. In addition, the Office of Policy and International Affairs has primary responsibility for international aspects of copyright law and policy. It represents the Copyright Office in U.S government delegations to the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) and other international institutions that administer copyright treaties; provides technical advice to executive branch agencies (including the United States Trade Representative, the Departments of State and Commerce, and the Patent and Trademark Office); and participates in meetings, delegations and negotiations with foreign governments. The Office is an expert on U.S. and foreign copyright laws, multilateral treaties and bi-lateral agreements relevant to the field of intellectual property.
This position is located in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, Office of the Register, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 179623.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
The incumbent must undergo and obtain a top secret security clearance.