Administrative Law Judge (Copyright Royalty Judge)

Washington D.C.
Apr 22, 2019
Apr 22, 2019
Full Time
Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • See requirements listed below under Qualifications Required.
  • Candidates must be an attorney in good standing with a minimum of seven (7) years' legal experience and have significant knowledge of copyright law.

    Your resume is important to this application process. It will be reviewed to determine whether you possess the qualifications referenced above. All applicants are required to submit a resume that provides specific information (to include accomplishments, work experience and education/training) that clearly describes what you would bring to the position.

    The Supervisor leads his/her staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, and fostering integrity and honesty. To view the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies click the following link:    

    The Copyright Royalty Judge, one of three judges, has responsibilities and delegated authority as set forth in Chapter 8, Title 17 of the United States Code.

    This Copyright Royalty Judge is required to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and experience with the application of copyright law.  This Copyright Royalty Judge is expected to serve as an expert in the application copyright law with respect to the determination of royalty rates and terms and the distribution of collected royalties under statutory copyright licenses.

    The competencies below are required for this position.  Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.

    A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:

    Knowledge of Copyright**:  The successful candidate has knowledge of copyright law in order to draft regulations, reports, and memoranda, provide legal interpretations, and make recommendations regarding issues involving the administration of title 17.

    Ability to perform in-depth legal research, and analyze and evaluate information**:  The successful candidate has the ability to perform in-depth legal research, and analyze and evaluate information in order to prepare written materials on legal or policy issues. Produce written legal materials such as: regulations, pleadings, briefs, motions, and reports.

    Knowledge of adjudication:  The successful candidate has knowledge of conducting formal administrative hearing or judicial proceedings, or extensive participation in such proceedings.

    Knowledge of administrative law:  The successful candidate has knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of administrative law in order to respond to the requirements of agency rulemaking.

    Ability to lead tasks and effectively supervise a diverse workforce:  The successful candidate has the ability to lead tasks and people effectively; delegate or facilitate as appropriate; guide and coach others to improve skills and achieve challenging goals; inspire and motivate others; solicit and consider others’ opinions; and make recommendations to improve systems or procedures.

    Ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentationsThe successful candidate has the ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations, in order to discuss or explain public policy issues related to subject area(s)/discipline(s). This includes targeting the amount, form, depth, and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

    Ability to present technical and policy information orally through briefings, consultations, and other presentations:  The successful candidate has the ability to convey analysis and information orally through briefings, consultations and other presentations, in both planned and extemporaneous situations.  This includes shaping the appropriate amount, form, depth and level of detail, and content of information to the needs of the receiver/audience.

    Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing:  The successful candidate has the ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information. This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.

    All initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, all newly appointed Senior Level executives, from outside the Library as well as from within, must serve a one year probationary period in accordance with the Library of Congress Regulations (LCRs) 2017.2-1, Senior Level Executive System.

    The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer.  All who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

    Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The certificate of disability must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and may be issued by a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, a Disability Services or Career Services Office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The date of certification must be within three (3) years of the vacancy closing date and must be submitted with your application.  For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

    The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

    The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

    The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 95-521, the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

    Are you a veteran?  Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim.  Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214.  Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form.  If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

    For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at:

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Library of Congress will evaluate applicants using the information provided in your resume. Reviews are intended to explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection. For Senior Level positions, applicants do not need to respond to specific competency questions but will be requested to answer one question related to how they became aware of this job opportunity.
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    Drug test required No

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