The USITC is an independent Federal agency that adjudicates import injury cases and provides the President and Congress with high quality analysis and technical support on international trade, tariff, and competitiveness issues.
Here, you will find a dynamic work environment, multi-disciplinary teams working on a variety of projects and products, a dedication to develop your technical skills, and a commitment to provide balance between your work and your personal life.
The Commission seeks an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to prepare for and preside at hearings and formal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the U.S. International Trade Commission.
U.S. Citizenship Required
Background Investigation Required
Additional Duty Location Info:
Few vacancies - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) presides over and conducts hearings and formal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the U.S. International Trade Commission. These proceedings involve, but may not be confined to, Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, which concerns issues related to unfair trade practices and intellectual property rights (including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets), as well as economic and business issues. Approximately 90 percent of the proceedings involve patent rights. Technologies relating to computer and telecommunications devices, chemical compositions and processes, and medical and industrial equipment are often at issue in these proceedings.
The ALJ administers oaths and affirmations, rules upon motions, controls discovery, regulates the course of evidentiary hearings and receives relevant evidence, holds conferences regarding settlement and other issues, and disposes of procedural requests or similar matters. The ALJ issues, inter alia , initial determinations and factual findings, as well as recommended determinations regarding remedy, which may be reviewed by the Commission.
Qualifications and Evaluations
To be eligible for this position, you must meet the experience requirements. You must be a current Federal Administrative Law Judge or a reinstatement eligible as a Federal Administrative Law Judge, and meet applicable requirements und er 5 CFR 930.204. You must be serving as a Federal Administrative Law Judge at the AL-3 Level or higher, or have served in the past as an Administrative Law Judge at the AL-3 Level or higher and be eligible for reinstatement as a Federal Administrative Law Judge. Applicants who are on the register for Administrative law Judges but have never served as a Federal Administrative Law Judge are not eligible to apply under this announcement. The Office of Personnel Management will separately provide a certificate of eligible persons from the register who can be considered for this position. The Commission may select a candidate from either this announcement or from the certificate of eligible persons in accordance with personnel rules.
If selected, you will be required to undergo a single scope background investigation. You will also be required to complete OGE Form 278, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with USITC.
DESIRIABLE QUALIFICATIONS :
When describing your experience please provide in your resume several examples explaining the following:
Substantial trial experience, preferably involving intellectual property rights, scientific or technical subject matter, and/or unfair competition claims.
Ability to quickly absorb and understand technical, scientific, and/or other highly complex subject matter
Ability to produce clear and cogent written analyses of factual and legal issues, with supporting reasoning and case law, under significant time constraints.
Experience with rules and procedure governing federal court proceedings and/or federal agency proceedings conducted under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Ability to communicate orally in a manner that is clear, concise, and understandable, and to elicit facts by examining expert and lay witnesses.
Ability to listen attentively and deal courteously, tactfully, firmly, and impartially with others in an adversarial or similar setting and ability to establish effective work relationships with all levels of management, colleagues, and staff, and to achieve cooperation and consensus among colleagues engaged in joint or parallel efforts.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is completed, all applicants will be evaluated on the mandatory and desirable qualifications of the position, to ensure the job requirements are met.
Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship identity and employment eligibility under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).
Benefits and Other Info
Working for the U.S. International Trade Commission offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp .
1. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.
2. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
3. All mandatory qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
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