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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How did you hear about USPTO Job possibilities? Answer to this question is required
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Friend
  • Job Fair
  • USPTO Information Session
  • Monster
  • Newspaper
  • OnlineBlog/Bulletin Board
  • Professional Society/Organization
  • University Career Fair
  • University Career Placement Office
  • USAJobs
  • USPTO Employee
  • USPTO Web Page
  • Virtual Job Fair
  • State Bar Association
  • University Alumni
  • @USPTOJobs Twitter
  • USPTO Jobs web pages
  • Other
3 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service providing litigation support to attorneys on federal district or federal appellate court cases involving property (patent and/or trademark) or other federal law and regulations through legal analysis and research using computerized reference sources? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service preparing and cite-checking legal documents, responding to legal inquiries, and managing case files by analyzing and categorizing legal documents to meet docket deadlines in accordance with federal court or federal administrative tribunals rules and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the court and administrative bodies you have experience in providing legal/litigation support. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal and State Enforcement Agencies
  • Administrative Law Judges
  • State Bars
  • USPTO Patent and/or Trademark Boards
  • Federal District Court
  • I do not have this experience.
6 Select the legal/litigation and administrative support duties have you performed as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have used the Bluebook or other citation authorities to cite check statutes and other legal memoranda’s.
  • I have prepared and maintained case exhibits.
  • I have provided support at trial hearings.
  • I have managed and maintained legal files and records.
  • I do not have this experience.
7 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in assisting attorneys in case preparation. Answer to this question is required
  • Managed multiple legal/litigation dockets
  • Maintained extensive and voluminous case files
  • Compiled case or administrative records
  • Organized documents
  • Prepared legal documents for filing and filed documents
  • Prepared production documents in response to discovery requests
  • Determined specific information required and the best way to obtain it
  • Prepared summaries of legal and case information
  • Verified the accuracy of data and reconciled errors or inconsistencies
  • Provided assistance by maintaining and organizing exhibits, locating case notes, and making copies
  • I do not have this experience
8 Select the responses that reflect your experience performing legal research on various legal matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have retrieved legal materials from online databases.
  • I have experience “Cite checking” legal sources.
  • I have assembled and compiled information and legal reference materials as requested in case preparation.
  • I have verified the reliability of cited legal authority.
  • I have independently researched and evaluated the relevance of materials to a particular legal issue, located precedents, and provided summaries of the research results to attorneys.
  • I have researched relevant laws, regulations, and case precedents to obtain materials requested by attorneys.
  • I do not have this experience.
9 Select the sources you have used to conduct legal research and/or retrieve data and documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Westlaw and/or Westlaw Next
  • Internet
  • LEXIS/NEXIS
  • Paper resources (e.g., case digests, law journals
  • ARUBA
  • Database Research
  • I do not have this experience.
10 Select the system that best describes your experience providing case management litigation support. Answer to this question is required
  • I have utilized a computerized docket control system to enter actions, update case deadlines, and run reports.
  • I have utilized electronic Discovery software (e Discovery).
  • I have maintained manual case files through an indexing system to manage and control documents.
  • I have utilized electronic databases to manage and maintain case files and documents.
  • I have used federal court electronic filing systems.
  • I do not have this experience.
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience assisting and preparing responses to FOIA requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no direct experience with FOIA rules, processes, and procedures.
  • I have provided assistance or support to others in a legal environment preparing FOIA responses .
  • I have assisted with preparing FOIA responses.
  • I have provided direct support to attorneys in a local or state agency or private-sector law firm for FOIA responses.
  • I have provided direct support to attorneys carrying out federal FOIA responses.
12 Select the statement that best describes your experience in communicating orally with state and federal agencies personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • I have responded to basic legal inquiries.
  • I have communicated deadlines or other case information to attorneys.
  • I have spoken with court personnel regarding procedural and/or scheduling matters.
  • I do not have this experience.
13 Select the statement that best represents your highest level of experience communicating and coordinating with the public, attorneys, witnesses, and other court officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had limited experience communicating and coordinating with the public, attorneys, and other court officials.
  • I have communicated with the public, attorneys, and other court officials on an intermittent basis.
  • I have communicated and coordinated with the public, attorneys, and other court officials on a frequent or regular basis.
  • I have been the designated point of contact or liaison with the public, attorneys, and other court officials.
  • I do not have this experience.