Probationary Period: You will be required to serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
You must be a graduate from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association AND be an active member and maintain good standing of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico bar
The incumbent may be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and, if appointed, the incumbent will be subjected to random drug testing procedures.
Veteran preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.Mobility:
Organizational and geographical mobility is essential in developing and managing SES leaders and generally is a key to advancement. Therefore, applicants are expected to be mobile and once appointed SES members may be reassigned at the discretion of the appointing authority.
Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information
The USPTO participates in E-Verify
. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm
This is a Non Bargaining Unit position. If selected for this position, you will be required to complete a Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306), which includes a fingerprint and credit check, to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation.
All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choice.
Relocation Expenses are not authorized and will not be paid.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 90 days from the date the certificate was issued.
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