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Industry Vacancy N.N. 10714365
IP Australia Closing date: Sunday, 12 November 2017
Job Title: Trade Mark Examiner – Affirmative Measure Indigenous Employment
Division: IP Rights
Branch: Trade Marks & Designs
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $64,533 - $92,985
Location: Woden - ACT
Broadband: Trade Mark & Design Examiner (APS4- APS6 ) Broadband (APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6)
Classification: APS Level 4
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 5065

Job Description


Do you want to be amongst the first to see new developments in brands and marketing? Why not start a career as a Trade Mark Examiner?

A Trade Mark Examiners role is to examine trade mark applications and determine whether applications comply with legislation.

IP Australia is an Australian Government agency with a passion for bright ideas, offering a great work-life balance, flexible working arrangements and rewarding career paths in the intellectual property (IP) industry.

Trade Mark Examiners are responsible for gathering and organising information, identifying relevant issues and applying legislation-based procedures to make timely and accurate decisions.

As an Examiner, you will liaise closely with businesses, lawyers and the general public, working to resolve issues with clients and helping them to protect their intellectual property rights. You will have exceptional time management skills, as well as clear, concise and logical written and oral communication skills.

Starting as a trainee Examiner, you will be supported by a workplace coach through a competency based training program to build your expertise. After training, you will work independently to produce trade mark examinations with clearly defined performance indicators.

Working in a team of 10-15 people, you will be able to identify work group priorities and achieve team goals. You will also be responsible for managing your own work program to meet individual minimum acceptable performance requirements.


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A degree (in any discipline) or equivalent work experience will provide basic evidence of capability during the short-listing process.


This position is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975' and therefore will only be available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. To apply for this identified position, candidates are to apply through the 'Trade Mark Examiner – Affirmative Measure Indigenous Employment' process via the IP Australia website.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

About IP Australia 

Hearing and speech impaired applicants may utilise the National Relay Service on 133677 (TTY) or 1300 555 727 (Speak and Listen) to speak with the contact officer for the position. Applications will be acknowledged on receipt via the online recruitment system. Applicants not shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process will also be notified via email through the online recruitment system. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase in the selection process directly. To those applicants who are not shortlisted, we extend our thanks for considering IP Australia as a potential employer. The selection process may be based solely on application and referee reports. Interviews may not be conducted.
Only direct applications from individuals will be accepted.
Applicants should note that all job documentation can now be obtained by visiting our home page
All applications should be lodged on-line through IP Australia's website:
IP Australia supports the principles and practices of workplace equity and diversity. Selection for all vacancies is made on the basis of merit.
IP Australia has a No Smoking Policy. The Policy requires that no employee will be permitted to smoke within (15) metres of any part of IP Australia premises at any time, including official meal breaks, while representing IP Australia and travelling on official duty.

To Apply

Position Contact: Benjamin Smith, (02) 6225 6195
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS43-Mon - 23 Oct 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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