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Job Opportunities


Editor

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and general research agency of the Virginia General Assembly, is seeking a full-time legal editor. 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 and a minimum of five years’ editing 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.

Competitive salary with state employee benefits. Evening and weekend overtime is required December through March.

To apply, submit a resume with cover letter indicating salary requirement and state application to editor@dls.virginia.gov, with "Editor" in the subject line, by May 16, 2016. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 201 North 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

Executive Director for the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council

The Virginia Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as Executive Director of the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council. The Executive Director assists the Council in the administration of the State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, the General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act, and lobbying laws. The Executive Director manages a staff that issues ethics and conflict of interest opinions to public officials, conducts research and policy analysis relating to such laws, and coordinates the filing of economic interest disclosure statements.

Requirements include membership in the Virginia State Bar and excellent legal, writing, and communication skills. Prior managerial experience strongly preferred. Salary dependent on experience. The successful candidate is subject to confirmation by the General Assembly of Virginia.

To apply, submit a state application, resume, letter of interest, including most recent full-time salary and salary requirements, and writing sample no later than May 22, 2016, to Stephanie Kerns (skerns@dls.virginia.gov).

Please note: "Executive Director; Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council" should appear in the subject line of your e-mail.

Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors

In September of each year, the Editing Office accepts applications for temporary, full-time proofreaders for the upcoming General Assembly Session. Some evening and weekend hours are required in December and early January in addition to 40-hour workweeks.

A bachelor's degree, computer proficiency, and proofreading/editorial experience are required. Work in preparation for Session generally begins in October, ends in January, and pays $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. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 201 North 9th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.