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Grade: 09

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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

This position requires applicants to meet a Basic Qualifications Requirement in addition to at least one year of specialized experience in order to be found minimally qualified. Please select the description below that best describes your education and experience.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have a full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in the subject-matter field of the position to be filled.
  • I have four years of experience that provided knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
  • I have a combination of education and experience as described above.
  • I do not have the education and/or experience described above.
4 Select the response that best describes your experience as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service as described in the job announcement.
  • I have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.).
  • I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that together meet 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
5 Choose the response that best describes your experience analyzing document requests and utilizing reference materials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have experience in retrieving and performing basic analysis of non-patent literature, foreign patent documents and websites utilizing reference materials with supervision to ensure that it makes logical sense.
  • I have independently retrieved and analyzed non-patent literature, foreign patent documents and websites and utilized reference materials in my daily work.
  • I have normally been consulted by others for my expertise and assistance or have trained others on how to retrieve and/or analyze non-patent literature, foreign patent documents.
  • None of the above.
6 Please indicate your highest level of experience collecting data from various sources and consolidating the data into a final product/report? Answer to this question is required
  • I have collected data and compiled the information into a concise report for higher level officials.
  • I have worked collaboratively as a team member to collect data for further analysis and reporting.
  • I have had education or training in collecting data and analysis but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the following database system and digital libraries with which you are familiar (familiar means you have training or have utilized with or without supervision the systems' functionality/capabilities). Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • CAS/STN
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • IP.Com / InnovationQ
  • IEEE Xplore
  • EBSCOhost
  • ProQuest Direct
  • Knovel / Safari
  • Science Direct
  • STIC Online Catalog
  • STIC Website
  • SharePoint
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the statement that best describes your experience searching databases systems and digital libraries. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in searching for information using database systems and digital libraries.
  • I have experience providing virtual library services and outreach to a customer base in a telework environment.
  • I have experience retrieving chemical, engineering or scientific documents using commercial database systems and electronic resources.
  • I have experience training others on information literacy and on how to retrieve chemical, engineering or scientific using commercial database systems and electronic resources.
  • None of the above.
9 Please indicate your highest level of experience assisting customers by understanding their issues, needs, concerns and priorities and by offering solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this job function.
  • I have resolved customer concerns and issues in situations where the resolution was clear and easily implemented.
  • I have resolved customer concerns and issues by referring the customer to the individual who could best provide the needed assistance.
  • I have resolved customer concerns and issues by providing routine answers,coordinating with appropriate parties,and following through to ensure that thecustomer obtained the needed informationor resolution.
  • I have resolved customer concerns and issues about status of commercial database searches and the availability and location of non-patent literature and foreign patents independently with little to no assistance from supervisor.
  • I have resolved customer concerns and issues about status of commercials database searches and the availability and location of non-patent literature and foreign patents with little guidance from supervisor.
10 Please select all of the audiences below for whom you have experience communicating orally for the purpose of consulting, coordinating, and exchanging information relative to library needs, concerns and problems. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Executive Leadership
  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Non-supervisory employees
  • General Public
  • Conferences
  • Foreign officials
  • Patent Examiners
  • Scientists
  • Engineers
11 Please indicate your highest level of experience in knowledge of program goals and objectives to meeting established requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in searching for information using database systems and digital libraries.
  • I have experience providing virtual library services and searching for information using database systems and outreach to a customer base in a telework environment.
  • I have experience training others on virtual information and printed resources and how to educate and introduce customers to new products and services with the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have experience training others on virtual information and printed resources and how to educate and introduce customers to new products and services independently with little to no input from a supervisor.
  • None of the above.
12 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal Service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes. I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No. I do not certify/understand the information provided above.