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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 15
* 1.Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to basically qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service as defined in the statement below?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience involving: (i) litigation, appellate, federal court clerkship, or patent prosecution experience addressing technical and complex issues in the area of patent law; (ii) Primary drafting responsibility for briefs, memos, and legal opinions in the area of patent law; and (iii) Conducting legal research and preparing written analysis of complex and difficult legal, factual, or policy issues in the area of patent law.

* 2.Do you possess a technical degree in a scientific/engineering disciplines from an accredited undergraduate college or university?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please specify the scientific/engineering discipline of your degree (e.g., chemistry, physics, electrical engineering).

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 3.Do you possess a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Master of Laws (L.L.M.) degree from an ABA accredited law school?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Do you possess at least 4 years of professional post J.D. experience in the area of patent law?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Are you an active member in good standing of a bar of a State, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any Territorial Court under the U.S. Constitution?
  1. Yes
  2. No