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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #730 on: Oct 27th, 2006, 11:55am »
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on Oct 27th, 2006, 11:08am, je wrote:
I don't work there yet, but my understanding is that having a BS is all that is necessary to be an examiner.  MS and PhD are overkill, while a JD is good.

 
This is a bit of an overstatement.   As a thumbrule I'd suggest that for engineers, BS and MS degrees are generally enough for success while for scientists MS and PhDs are more common.   That thumbrule is pretty much the way things work in the public sector as well.
 
A JD is seen by some hirers as a negative because of the possibility that a JD holder will be difficult to retain.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #731 on: Oct 31st, 2006, 10:26am »
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I got the job offer as GS9/8 and there's 2 year probabtion. my question is
Do I have to have MS or PhD to get job at GS11 (since it's only have 1 year proabation instead of 2 years)
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #732 on: Oct 31st, 2006, 5:41pm »
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on Oct 31st, 2006, 10:26am, Guest wrote:
I got the job offer as GS9/8 and there's 2 year probabtion. my question is
Do I have to have MS or PhD to get job at GS11 (since it's only have 1 year proabation instead of 2 years)

 
Your statements and questions make no sense. They would not offer you a job at gs9/8. They might offer to match you up to a certain level, but not gs9/8. I know because i went through the matching process.
 
I know people with MS degrees in their art who were hired as a gs7, and they had a high gpa so that wasn't a limiting factor. I would say that you would have a hard time starting at gs11, even straight out of a PhD program with no experience.  
 
And you thinking of going back to school for a couple years to get an MS, or even longer for a PhD? Just to avoid an extra year of probation and to start at a level you would get to in 6-months with an accelerated promotion anyway?  
 
That post makes no sense whatsoever.
 
 
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #733 on: Oct 31st, 2006, 5:47pm »
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I just got hired at GS9.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #734 on: Oct 31st, 2006, 6:20pm »
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Is it possible to get into intellectual property policy after having worked as an examiner?   Can you do this at the PTO?
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