Job Overview


About the Agency

Copyright is protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office, a service unit of the Library of Congress under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers copyright registrations; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.     

This position is Special Assistant to the Register of Copyrights, and reports directly to the Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. The incumbent, bearing the responsibility for all assigned tasks and projects, is delegated significant responsibility in the area of scheduling, communication and correspondence, and project management, and performs a wide variety of duties which significantly assist the Register in the smooth and timely discharge of the Register's responsibilities.

This position is located in the U.S. Copyright Office, Office of the Register of Copyrights.  

The position decription number for this position is 262236.  

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, non-bargaining unit position.    

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Uses initiative and resourcefulness as well as knowledge of a wide range of the concepts, principles, and practices of administrative theories and practices as they apply to the office of the chief executive of a major governmental agency. Uses skill in applying this knowledge to difficult and complex work assignments. Serves as the principal communications point of contact for the Register. Is the centralized communication liaison for a wide range of individuals within the Copyright Office, the Library of Congress, Congressional offices and the copyright community, and serves as a conduit for confidential and sensitive information to and from the Register.  Screens communications directed to the Register, and decides how to handle these messages based on established office guidelines, instructions, and guidance from the Register and senior staff within the Register's Office. 

Based on knowledge of the Register's views, sensitivity to issues, and management approach, prepares drafts of letters, such as letters of acknowledgment, commendation, and notification when the need for such action is recognized, for the Register's signature. Responds to requests for various types of information from members of the public and high-ranking officials seeking general copyright information and contacts appropriate staff to obtain needed information when appropriate.  
Maintains the Register's calendar and schedules. Calls, reschedules, and cancels meetings as directed. Assists the Register in preparing for meetings both inside and outside the office. Arranges tours and special meetings for visitors to the Copyright Office.   

Keeps the Register informed of various matters requiring attention or action and provides the background information and documents necessary for the Register's review and action. Ensures the proper management of all files and records and the adequacy of correspondence control procedures. Works towards the establishment of the online management of files and records.     

Using program knowledge, initiative, and a sense of priorities to interpret and follow broadly-stated instructions, coordinates, tracks, and assists in the management of the Register's daily personal workload. Identifies administrative needs or unusual problems involving administrative or program issues, devises and recommends solutions, and implements solutions after approval.  

Serves as Travel Coordinator for the Register. Following established protocols and procedures, makes travel reservations and arrangements and coordinates these plans with the Copyright Office's Travel Coordinator and the Library's travel office.  
Coordinates and manages assigned projects and project team activities, determines milestones and targets for success of the project, maintains a continuous review of the project's status and accomplishments. 
Organizes and facilitates the project planning process, sets goals and objectives, manages resources, designs workflows and procedures, and prioritizes and plans work activities in support of project goals, including the timely accomplishment of deadlines and milestones.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No