Attorney-Advisor (Assistant General Counsel)

Washington D.C.
Mar 23, 2017
May 01, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

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 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.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants MUST be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, District of Columbia, territory of the United States, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

*Proof of education (copy of transcripts) and bar membership MUST be provided with the application. Scanned or faxed documents will be accepted for application review purposes only (FAX 202-707-1454). OFFICIAL documents will be required if SELECTED.

These positions are located in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Register, U.S. Copyright Office.

The position description number for these positions is 12595.

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

The incumbents of these positions 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.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to meet and deal with others in performing legal work.

Ability to perform in-depth legal research, and analyze and evaluate information.

Knowledge of administrative law.**

Knowledge of copyright law.**

Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable

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