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Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Army Communications Electronics Command
Location: VA, N/A
Date posted: 09/24/10
Salary: From $89,033 to $115,742
Job Description:
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Job Title: PATENT ATTORNEY Department: Department Of The Army Agency: Army Communications Electronics Command Job Announcement Number: AS-NVP-10-10332
Salary Range: $89,033.00 - $115,742.00 /year

Series & Grade: GS-1222-13/13

Promotion Potential: FPL: 14

Open Period: Thursday, September 23, 2010 to Thursday, October 14, 2010

Position Information: -This is a Permanent position. -- Full Time

Duty Locations: 1 vacancy - VA - Fairfax, Ft Belvoir, Manassas

Who May Be Considered: US Citizens

Job Summary:Challenge Yourself - Be an Army Civilian - Go Army! Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.


About the Position: GS-13: The incumbent receives progressively more responsible assignments as experience and training are received to the next higher/target level position of GS-1222-14. Incumbent may be non-competitively promoted pending time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the next higher/target level grade duties.
Who May Apply: Click here for more information. The FY2006 National Defense Authorization Act expanded the definition of veteran's preference to include individuals who served on active duty for more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001 to present.

All U. S. citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States. Key Requirements: U.S. Citizen Major Duties:GS-14: You will serves as Patent attorney, with responsibility in the field of Intellectual Property Law including planning and executing operations, policy and programs involving patent, trademark and trade secret law along with other responsibilities including advising in connection with copyright and rights in technical data matters. Investigates reported inventions by meeting with inventors, assisting and advising inventors in preparing invention disclosures, and analyzing and evaluating invention disclosures received from inventors. Serves as adviser and expert in matters relating to the implementation of the Technology Transfer Act of 1986 including patent license agreements and cooperative research and development agreements, and related instruments such as Test Service Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding. Performs a variety of legal functions requiring a complete understanding of intellectual property law.Qualifications:Click on link below to view qualification standard.
General Schedule Applicant must meet all qualifications requirements listed below as Education: Bar Membership and Experience.


Failure to submit any of these documents may eliminate your application from consideration.

1) A completed Application for Federal Employment (Standard Form 171), Optional Application for Federal Employment (Optional Form 612), OR resume WITH YOUR ENTIRE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Your application must list all federal positions currently or previously held.

2) Official law school transcript and an official statement of relative standing in class. Photo static copies of documents are acceptable when applying but certified documents must be furnished before entering duty.

3) Official certificate showing that the applicant is a member in good standing of the bar. The certificate must be dated within three months of the date the application is submitted. The certificate are required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

4) A sworn [notarized] statement by the candidate that his or her fitness to practice law or conduct as an attorney has never been challenged in any jurisdiction to the best of the applicant's knowledge, or if either has been challenged, a sworn [notarized] statement concerning the facts and circumstances, together with any explanation the applicant may deem appropriate may be submitted. As an alternative to a sworn [notarized] statement, a declaration under penalty of perjury may be submitted in the following format: I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct...executed on (date)... (signature of applicant)." (28 U.S.C. 1746). This statement and certificate must be dated within 3 months of the date the application is submitted. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be fined or jailed. The statement are required to be submitted by all applicants to include attorneys currently appointed to positions under the qualifying authority of The Judge Advocate General, Army (including active duty Army Judge Advocates).

5) Examples of writing skills as demonstrated by legal briefs, memoranda, or letters. These examples should total no more than ten pages in length. Extracts of selected sections of larger documents are acceptable.

6) Copy of sponsor's permanent change of station (PCS) orders if applying for spouse preference.

7) Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit evidence of eligibility (i.e., DD Form 214 (member 4) or SF 15 with required documentation).

You may send your resume via surface mail OR E-MAIL.

The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualifications requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and Resumes will be evaluated to ensure your experience, knowledge, skills, training and/or education meet the qualifications requirements stated in this vacancy announcement. College/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, 24 semester hours of specific courses and course hours in your major. Failure to provide this education information on your resume may result in an ineligible rating. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume. Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and GS-12 and above: The applicant must be a member in good standing of the bar of the State, territory, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico plus 2 or more years of professional legal experience appropriate to the responsibilities of the position. The minimum qualification requirements must be met before applicants are eligible for further consideration. Education: An applicant must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD). Bar Membership: An applicant must currently be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, District of Columbia, or Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Experience: Applicant must have two or more years of professional legal experience, acquired after being admitted to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Graduation from an ABA-Accredited Law School in the top 25% of the class or an advanced law degree such as an LLM may substitute for one year of the required professional legal experience.Other Requirements:
Click here for more information. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Must file annual financial statement. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. Direct Deposit of Pay is Required. You must include the announcement number on your application. You may claim Military Spouse Preference. Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. One year trial/probationary period may be required.How You Will Be Evaluated:Resumes will be evaluated for basic qualifications requirements and for the skills needed to perform the duties of the position, as described in this vacancy announcement and identified by the Selecting Official for the position. Benefits:The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include: Comprehensive health and life insurance Competitive salaries Generous retirement programs Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules Paid employment related training and education Possible student loan repayment Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job. Other Information:Click here for more information. To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit. Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade. The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is 10 percent.

Other Advantages: Fort Belvoir, VA. is approximately 12 miles Southeast of Washington, D.C. Free parking and flexible work schedule. Transportation options include privately owned vehicles, commuter van pools and Metro Bus. No train service. The area has many historical sites in and around the area. Other post amenities include gymnasiums, exercise facilities and trails, golf courses, dining Mess Hall, Officers Club and post commercial restaurants/fast food take-outs accommodating expanding DOD tenant community.
How To Apply:Click here for more information. Resumes must be received by the closing date of this announcement. Announcements close at 12:00am (midnight) Eastern Time. You may send your resume via surface mail to: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, FT. BELVOIR CPAC (BEVERLY WRIGHTEN), 5800 PUTNAM ROAD, SUITE 126, FORT BELVOIR, VA 22060 You may email your resume to: You must include Job Announcement Number on the subject line.Required Documents: You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Official college or university transcript must be submitted with your resume. License/Certification: OPM Form 1386, Background Survey Questionnaire (Optional). Documentation to support Military Spouse Preference needs to be submitted at time of application.Contact Information: Beverly F. Wrighten
Phone: 703-704-3024
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What To Expect Next:Once this announcement closes, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the experience and/or education requirements found in the vacancy announcement. If you are found to be qualified, your application/resume may be referred to the selecting official for selection. If your application/resume is referred to the selecting official, you may be contacted for an interview, however, this is optional. If you are selected, you will receive a tentative job offer.EEO Policy Statement:

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Control Number: 2043948

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Beverly F. Wrighten
Phone: 703-704-3024

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