permanent ( open to all ) Public Affairs Specialist (Vacancy# VAR000500)

  • Opening Date: July 10, 2018
  • Closing Date: July 24, 2018
  • OPM Control Number: 504556700
  • Vacancy Number: VAR000500
  • LC Organization Unit: Copyright
  • Grade: GS-12
  • Series: 1035
  • Minimum Salary: $81,548.00
  • Maximum Salary: $106,012.00
  • Availability: Open to All
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law; advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and provides information and reference services to the public.

The Office of Public Information and Education is responsible for providing information to the public and to the copyright community regarding U.S. copyright law and Copyright Office services. Staff of the Office of Public Information and Education respond to inquiries from the public, create and distribute Copyright Office publications, plan and execute a variety of educational activities, engage in outreach with diverse audiences via social media, and maintain the Copyright Office’s website.

The position is Communications Officer and reports to the Supervisory Communications Officer in the Outreach Section of the Office of Public Information and Education. The Communications Officer implements various outreach programs and efforts directed to audiences external to the Copyright Office including the general public, specialized audiences, students, and political and executive branch officials. The incumbent provides public information in various settings and uses electronic resources to promote the Copyright Office’s mission.

While performing daily activities, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials. The position description number for this position is 373776. This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position. This position has promotion potential to GS-13.
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