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Grade: 07

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Grade: All Grades

1 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
2 Have you previously served or currently serving In the United States Armed Forces? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Are you the spouse of a service member with permanent relocation orders? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Is your spouse (service member) relocating /permanent change of station (PCS) outside your current geographical area? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Have you received a permanent position under the authority for military spouse relocation or PCS move non-competitive appointment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Are you a current or former Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    6.1 Please list your dates of employment at the USPTO. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
7 Select the response that best describes your experience and/or education related to the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Design Patent Examiner, GS-1226. Refer to the "Qualifications and Evaluations" section of the job announcement for a detailed description of the basic qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least a bachelor's degree in an art, design, or architecture related field, from an accredited college or university, such as industrial design, product design, architecture, applied arts, graphic design, fine/studio arts or art education. The curriculum included courses in at least four of the following seven areas of study: (1) Industrial Design, (2) Graphic Design, (3) Illustration, (4) Computer-aided Design, (5) 3D Digital Graphics, (6) 3D Motion Graphics and User Interactivity, and (7) Drafting.
  • I have a combination of education and experience- Courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 20 semester hours in industrial design, product design, architecture, applied arts, graphic design, fine arts, or art education, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do possess 4 years of experience in the field of industrial design, product design, architecture, applied arts, graphic design, fine arts, or art education that demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental principle of the field involved in the position to filled equivalent to that which would have been obtained through successful completion of a full 4-year degree.
  • I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.
8 From the choices below, select the specific specialties that represent your regular and recurring experience (for example, for at least one year in duration) in drafting and/or drawing and the fine arts. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Product Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Drafting
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Digital Graphics and User Interactivity
  • Illustration
  • I do not have regular and recurring experience performing these functions.
9 Select the response that represents your experience and/or training conducting research, analysis and application of technical matters associated with design principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience related to conducting research, analysis, and application of technical matters associated with design principles.
  • I have had education or training related to conducting research, analysis, and application of technical matters associated with design principles, but have not yet performed tasks related to those matters on the job.
    9.1

    Tell us where in your resume this level of experience and /or training conducting research, analysis and application of technical matter associated with design principles is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples of the type of experience that you have.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have provided guidance and advice associated with conducting research, analysis, and application of technical matters associated with design principles and have performed tasks related to those matters on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
    9.1

    Tell us where in your resume this level of experience and /or training conducting research, analysis and application of technical matter associated with design principles is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples of the type of experience that you have.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have occasionally provided guidance and advice associated with conducting research, analysis, and application of technical matters associated with design principles, and have performed tasks related to those matters on a regular basis, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
    9.1

    Tell us where in your resume this level of experience and /or training conducting research, analysis and application of technical matter associated with design principles is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples of the type of experience that you have.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I frequently perform and I am regularly consulted to provide guidance and advice associated with conducting research, analysis, and application of technical matters associated with design principles and perform tasks related to those matters on the job independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee .
    9.1

    Tell us where in your resume this level of experience and /or training conducting research, analysis and application of technical matter associated with design principles is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples of the type of experience that you have.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
10

Select the response that represents your experience and/or training associated with drawings.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience associated with drawings.
  • I have had education or training associated with drawings, but have not yet performed tasks related to those matters on the job.
    10.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have provided guidance and advice associated with drawings and have performed related tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
    10.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have occasionally provided guidance and advice associated with drawings and have performed related tasks on the job on a regular basis, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
    10.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I frequently perform and I am regularly consulted to provide guidance and advice associated with drawings and perform related tasks on the job independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee. I
    10.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
11

Select the response that represents your experience and/or training associated with analyzing and understanding technical, mechanical, architectural, or CAD drawings.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience related to analyzing and understanding technical, mechanical, architectural or CAD drawings.
  • I have had education or training related to analyzing and understanding technical, mechanical, architectural, or CAD drawings, but have not yet performed tasks related to those matters on the job.
    11.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have provided guidance and advice associated with analyzing and understanding technical, mechanical, architectural, or CAD drawings and have performed tasks related to those matters on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
    11.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have occasionally provided guidance and advice associated with analyzing and understanding technical, mechanical, architectural, or CAD drawings and have performed tasks related to those matters on a regular basis, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
    11.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I frequently perform and I am regularly consulted to provide guidance and advice associated with analyzing and understanding technical, mechanical, architectural, or CAD drawings and perform tasks related to those matters on the job independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
    11.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated drawings is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
12 Select the choice that describes your highest level of experience and/or education orally communicating with a wide variety of audiences (for example, professors, clients, patent professionals, superiors, or subordinates). Answer to this question is required
  • I have presented technical and/or legal information to a wide variety of audiences.
    12.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated with presenting technical and/or legal information to a wide variety of audiences is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have conducted meetings/interviews to inform, motivate or instruct a variety of audiences.
    12.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated with conducting meetings/interviews to inform, motivate or instruct a varierty of audiences is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have facilitated discussions in the professional workforce in support of my own initiative.
    12.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated with facilitating discussions in the professional workforce in support of your own initiative is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I have shared technical and/or legal information with others informally, as needed.
    12.1

    Please indicate where in your resume this level of experience and/or training associated with sharing technical and/or legal information with others informally is described. To receive full credit, be sure to include specific information/examples.

    Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • I do not have experience and/or education orally communicating with a wide variety of audiences. (0 points)
13

Select the responses that best describe your experience and/or training communicating in writing.  Check all that apply. 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical reports or legal documents related to architectural, mechanical or drafting principles and concepts.
  • I have prepared a formal written product for a research project, capstone, thesis or formal design related proposal.
  • I have written reports, letters or memoranda where I translated complex principles for general audiences.
  • I have prepared an informal written product for a research project.
  • I do not have experience and/or education communicating in writing to develop work products for a wide variety of audiences.
14 Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No