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Job Opportunities


Research Associate

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency of the Virginia General Assembly, is seeking a full-time research associate to work with the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission. Duties will include assisting in all aspects of the planning and implementation of a major statewide commemoration, with projects that include a traveling exhibition, conferences, and special events; performing research; assisting with the preparation and layout of written materials, brochures, and publications; and other duties to support the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of World War II.

A bachelor’s degree or minimum of five years’ relevant experience are required. The preferred candidate will demonstrate strong organizational skills, sharp attention to detail, proficiency in desktop publishing or graphic design, outstanding communication skills, and a proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Hiring range is up to $42,500 with state employee benefits. This position is funded through July 1, 2020.

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter to cjackson@dls.virginia.gov by June 8, 2016, with "Research Associate" in the subject line. Please address attachments to Cheryl Jackson, Executive Director, Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission, 201 North 9th Street, General Assembly Building, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219..

Proofreader/Editor

Beginning August 29, 2016, the Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and general research agency of the Virginia General Assembly, will accept applications for temporary, full-time proofreaders to assist with preparation for the 2017 Session of the General Assembly. Primary duties of the editing staff include editing and proofreading draft legislation, reports, and other documents and publications prepared by the Division’s legal and research staff.

A bachelor's degree, computer proficiency, and proofreading/editorial experience are required. The preferred candidate will demonstrate command of English grammar, mechanics, and usage; the ability to understand and edit complex legal and technical text, with accuracy and attention to detail on short turnaround; computer proficiency, including advanced knowledge of MS Word 2010; and good communication skills.

Work for the 2017 Session begins October 24, 2016, and ends January 20, 2017, with a possible extension during the session. Some evening and weekend overtime is required in December and early January in addition to 40-hour workweeks. Pay is $20/hour.

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter and state application to editor@dls.virginia.gov, with "Proofreader/Editor" in the subject line, by September 26, 2016. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 201 North 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.