Job Opportunities

Manager - Business and Jurisprudence Section

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and general research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking a Manager for its Business and Jurisprudence Section. Primary responsibilities for this position include (i) managing a professional staff of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative assistants who staff and support the House and Senate Courts of Justice and Commerce and Labor Committees and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee and (ii) directly participating in committee staffing. The successful candidate will be working closely with committee chairs, other legislative leaders, and public officials.

The successful candidate must be an attorney licensed in Virginia for at least five years. Additional requirements include excellent communication and legal analysis and research skills. Supervisory experience strongly preferred. Understanding of Virginia’s legislative process is a plus.

Health insurance, retirement, and other state benefits included. Salary commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample no later than April 13, 2018, to Stephanie Kerns at

Please Note: “Manager – Business and Jurisprudence Section” should appear in the subject line of your email.

Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors (Closed for 2018 Session)

Each September the Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and general research agency of the Virginia General Assembly, accepts applications for temporary, full-time proofreaders to assist with preparation for the next 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 or later; and good communication skills.

Work for the 2018 Session begins October 30, 2017, and ends January 19, 2018, with a possible extension through March. 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, with "Proofreader/Editor" in the subject line no later than September 25, 2017. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 900 E. Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.