Librarian (Law) – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Alexandria, VA


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It’s an effort that continues to contribute to a strong global economy, to encourage investment in innovation and to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st century. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees, including engineers, scientists, attorneys, analysts, IT specialists, etc. all dedicated to accomplishing the USPTO’s mission, vision, strategic goals and guiding principles. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Careers Website.

  • This position is location in the Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks, Office of the Deputy Commissioner foo Trademark Examination Policy, Trademark Law Library.
  • The Trademark Law Library provides reference and research services and serves as a repository of legal information and documentation on US pending, registered, and abandoned trademarks.
  • The primary purpose of this position is to assist the senior Librarian in providing access to information resources, including trade publications, legal electronic databases, journals, e-books and catalogs, and other select documents, e.g., dictionaries, Allen’s Trademark Digest, Trademark Reporter, etc.
  • A probationary period may be required
  • This vacancy is also being announced under the USPTO’s Merit Promotion Program, the Job Announcement Number is TMO-2018-0044. Please review that announcement to determine if you are eligible for consideration under the Merit Promotion Program.

The individual(s) selected for this position will…

  • Compile the Trademark Law Library’s statistics in the areas determined to be most informative and useful for the library program and the Trademark Office.
  • Monitor spending on commercial databases & other Trademark Law Library accounts.
  • Maintain financial records associated with the Fedlink accounts and other deposit accounts.
  • Track and monitor requisitions in the USPTO financial system, Momentum, to alert the supervisor to pay invoices in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act.
  • Review current periodicals and trade literature for new bibliographic tools, changes to existing databases, and improvements in computerized search techniques and equipment; regularly reports changes.
  • Recommend marketing/informational updates including, e.g., newsletters, flyers, library intranet notices, etc.; comprehensive periodicals holdings lists; searching guides and training sheets for the various USPTO databases.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.
  • You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
  • Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (
  • Suitable for Federal employment.


A. 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position

B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience.

Open & closing dates: 08/08/2018 to 08/20/2018

Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

Appointment type: Permanent – Career/Career-Conditional appointment in the Competitive Service.

Work schedule: Full-Time – This is a Full-Time, Permanent

For more information and to apply, click here.

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