Department: Legislative Branch
Agency: Library of Congress
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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 United 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 selected applicant may be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
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.
The primary purpose of this position is to provide legal advice and counsel on matters related to the administration of Title 17, including the registration and recordation of claims to copyright, administration of copyright deposit matters, and other matters related to emerging technologies that affect the administration and development of Title 17.
This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Register, Copyright Office.
The position description number for this position is 012595.
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.