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Steve
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Working for the USPTO
« Reply #35 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 9:24am »
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Is there currently active hiring at the USPTO.  I applied (Biotech Units) in mid 2004, but was told that they were done hiring for the year.  I have applied to the posting for the start of 2005, but I haven't heard if they have started hiring for the new year yet.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #36 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 9:44am »
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I think it depends on the various technology centers, as I have a start date in Spring 2005.  I applied in Oct. 2004.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #37 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 11:06am »
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Regarding the above post from Patent_Prospects:
 
1) congratualtions on geeting the position
 
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2) With which Art Unit are you starting in Spring 2005, and can you provide any insight for the success in the application/interview procedure
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #38 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 1:46pm »
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on Feb 7th, 2005, 10:24am, Jonathan wrote:
This link should give you some idea:  
 
http://www.usptocareers.gov/salaryrates.asp
 
Perusing the current openings at  
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/ohr/jobs/jobs.htm
 
indicates that the starting pay grade can be between grades 5 and 13 (about $35k up to $78k). I assume the 'steps' going across the table (left to right) governs the pay increases.

 
I know government jobs are pretty inflexible when it comes to salary and benefits (they want to assure that everything is equal), but I figured I'd ask.
Does anyone know if new hires are always started at step one of their grade level or could one negotiate to start at a higher step - or even start at step one with the stipulation that you jump to a higher step after a trial period like some people negotiate for non-government jobs?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #39 on: Feb 8th, 2005, 2:26pm »
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I had my interview at the PTO this weekend (Very Nice Facility!). They went over the wage scale with me and yes the steps within a pay grade are based upon your years of experience, GPA from school and what you are currently making in comparison.
 
All I can say about the people that I met is that they are very down to earth and it looks like a great environment to work in.
 
Now, I just hope that I get an offer Wink
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