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Permanent - Position

Copyright Specialist (Documents) | Apply online at USAJOBS

The Copyright Specialist (Documents) reviews documents for recordability and catalogs documents in the Recordation Section, Office of Public Records and Repositories (PRR), U.S. Copyright Office. PRR is responsible for preserving, maintaining, and servicing copyright-related records in physical and digital formats. Determines whether the document meets all recordation criteria, whether the document is acceptable for recordation, and whether the legal and formal requirements of the copyright law pertaining to document recordation have been met. Catalogs significant features of a work. Assignments are varied in nature and complexity. Reviews and independently analyzes all types of routine copyright documents submitted to the section. Assists members of the public and staff of other Copyright Office divisions in determining whether documents submitted for copyright are recordable. Determines whether the legal and formal requirements of the copyright law have been met for document recordation. Ensures submitted documents are in the proper form. Communicates with attorneys, authors agents, and representatives of copyright related industries as well as members of the public through various methods, including letters, telephone, and email, to answer routine copyright-related inquiries relating to document recordation.

Opening Date: April 28, 2021

Closing Date: May 12, 2021

Grade: GS 09

Series: 1210