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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. This position provides administrative support the Copyright Claims Board. The position also serves as the public contact to answer inquiries and provide information regarding access to Copyright Claims Board program files and provides administrative services to the Copyright Claims Board.

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    The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; 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. Through the Copyright Claims Board, it also administers an efficient and user-friendly forum to decide lower-monetary value copyright claims for participants who have opted to have their disputes resolved by the Board.

    The position description number for this position is 413716.

    The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

    The incumbent of this position will work a flexitime 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.

    This position reports to the Supervisory Copyright Claims Attorney-Advisor.

    Provides administrative support to the program. Coordinates office support services for specialized and unique program or office needs. Serves as the principle provider of office and related services to the Copyright Claims Board and ensures that a variety of tasks are accomplished and completed in an accurate and timely manner. Responds to public inquiries and administrative program questions. Screens calls according to established procedures and policies and facilitates meetings and hearings by members of the public. Notifies appropriate personnel of the need for information or recommendations, and either prepares responses or follows up to ensure a timely response by others.

    Serves as the liaison with the Library’s infrastructure offices in the areas of security, office services, mail delivery, and information technology. Uses a Library-issued credit card and the Library’s Momentum system to make purchases. Serves as Timekeeper for office time and attendance functions. Manages human resources deadlines for performance management and other administrative programs within the office. Performs other administrative tasks as needed for the office.

    Recommends new or modified work methods for keeping records and files, improving the overall managerial processes, administering program services, and automating work processes. Prepares routine correspondence relating to program duties.

    Acts as the Copyright Claims Board Records Management specialist. Maintains familiarity with the Library Records Management system. Keeps Copyright Claims Board program and litigation records organized. Adheres to strict guidelines and established procedures to process and maintain documents and materials of a confidential and sensitive nature. Maintains filing system of all Copyright Claims Board documents, making upgrades and revisions to the system as needed.

    Supports the Paralegal’s administration of the Copyright Claims Board docket by maintaining official docket files. Aware of all statutory and regulatory deadlines to advise the Copyright Claims Board and to initiate appropriate documents and actions on a timely basis to meet these mandated deadlines. Responsible for scheduling claims before the Copyright Claims Board. Prepares official lists of claimants and updates them as needed. Uses knowledge of established and pertinent regulations and organizational policies, management principles, and administrative rules in interpreting and evaluating materials submitted for each case. Works closely with the Copyright Claims Board attorneys to identify appropriate parties to proceedings and prepares and maintains service lists, which are used as the basis for all future communications on legal proceedings.

    Supports Paralegal’s administration of the Copyright Claims Board docket by ensuring appropriate pleading cycles are noted on the master calendar, along with any extensions granted in all cases when motions are filed. Ensures that copies of the Copyright Claims Officers’ orders are prepared and made public.

    Identifies issues to assist attorneys to make determinations regarding the release of information based on governing regulations, statutory requirements, or court order.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    This position is not eligible for permanent remote telework.

    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/615588500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.