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    The individual selected for the Technical Information Specialist (Searcher) position will perform the following duties:

    • Performs detailed engineering, scientific, and real world industrial process online searching in various commercial databases and/or in-house search systems in chemical and/or biotechnology including a) polymers, organic and inorganic chemistry or b) biochemistry, biomedical science and organic and inorganic chemistry.
    • Provides authoritative information and research on a wide range of reference questions. Uses independent judgment to select from a wide range of available resources.
    • Identifies prior art search tools and critically evaluates retrieved search results.
    • Provides advice, assistance and training to staff, examiners, or others in use of the special tools and resources of the USPTO and the STIC organization.
    • Develops and delivers trainings and presentations to technical staff to introduce USPTO’s prior art resources and search tools.
    • Writes technical reports/documents.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544201500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.