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    Copyright is a form of legal 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 Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR) is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. The Copyright Clerk intakes copyright service requests, fulfills service requests, and works within certain special projects.

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    Responsibilities

    The Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR) is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. This position is located in the Records Research and Certification Section, Office of Public Records and Repositories, United States Copyright Office. The position, Copyright Clerk, reporting to a Section Supervisor, intakes copyright service requests, fulfills service requests, and works within certain special projects. While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.

    The position description number for this position is 362930.

    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.

    Applies detailed knowledge of current program requirements, projected needs, and an awareness and understanding of ongoing programs in other units. Independently applies comprehensive knowledge of data sources and pertinence of the subject matter to identify, select, and abstract materials from existing files, reports, and studies for use by others.

    Utilizing an understanding and ability to apply knowledge of the records management schedule, copyright law, regulations, policies and procedures, provides information to external and internal customers on services provided by the office. Explains the records management schedule, copyright law, regulations, policies and procedures to patrons and staff. Based upon established policy and procedures, receives requests for services from various sources, and reviews them to determine the best response method for each. Responds to requests received, or routes them as appropriate. Provides information to internal and external customers regarding services provided, policies and procedures for services, and/or status of service requested. Requests material from off-site storage facilities when required. Coordinates the return of requested material to off-site storage facilities. Provides reproduction services to support the documentation standard for the request. Processes payments and refunds, providing receipts, financial summary reports, and notation in service request records of payments received and/or refunds issued. Following established policy and procedures, safeguards customer financial information. Creates automated records of service requests and updates electronic records to document service request status and codes for service and/or payment. Maintains files. Provides guidance to lower graded employees, and provides training in processes and procedures.

    Identifies and assesses unusual conditions, problems, or questions. Troubleshoots a wide range of areas and/or items that may be resistant to traditional approaches. Participates in developing detailed procedures and guidelines to supplement established regulations or program guidance.

    Independently conducts research, evaluating and validating data for use in complex reports and studies authored by others. Locates, selects, and summarizes data from multiple sources; and presents findings in a single compilation.

    Participates in focus groups on services provided by the office. Participates in test groups evaluating changes in electronic systems.



    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    08

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/601676300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.