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Job Opportunities


Reference Center Director

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking a Director for its Reference Center. Duties include procuring and maintaining reference materials for use by General Assembly members and legislative staff; conducting legislative and historical research; serving as the Division's FOIA officer; serving as primary staff for certain legislative commissions and committees; and establishing record retention policies. Manages a small staff in carrying out responsibilities.

Requirements include excellent research, writing, and communication skills. Graduate degree in a related field preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of Virginia legislative process a plus.

Salary range: $74,000 - $94,000. Health insurance, retirement, and other state benefits included.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to info@dls.virginia.gov by June 2, 2019.

Please note: "Reference Center Director" should appear in the subject line of your e-mail.

Staff Associate

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking a Staff Associate to join its Education, Health, Social Services and Special Projects team. Duties include researching and drafting commending and memorial resolutions during Sessions of the Virginia General Assembly; assisting with the production of Session-related publications; assisting in staffing legislative commissions and studies; and assisting with other projects as needed.

Requirements include excellent research, writing, and communication skills. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and complete competing tasks in a fast-paced environment. Undergraduate degree or similar experience required.

Salary range: $45,000 - $51,000. Health insurance, retirement, and other state benefits included.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to info@dls.virginia.gov by June 2, 2019.

Please note: "Staff Associate" should appear in the subject line of your e-mail.

Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors (Application process for 2020 Session opens September 2019)

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 2020 Session begins October 28, 2019, and ends January 17, 2020, 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 $21/hour.

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter and state application to editor@dls.virginia.gov, with "Proofreader/Editor" in the subject line no later than September 23, 2019. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 900 E. Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.