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Job Opportunities


Manager - Legislative Services Section Manager

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking a manager for its Education and Health, Elections, and Special Projects teams. Primary responsibilities for this position include (i) managing a professional staff of attorneys, editors, and administrative assistants who staff and support several legislative committees of the General Assembly and (ii) directly participating in staffing of legislative committees. The successful candidate will be working closely with committee chairs, other legislative leaders, and public officials.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in drafting, litigating, or analyzing and interpreting Virginia education-, health-, or social services- related laws and regulations. The successful candidate must be an attorney licensed in Virginia for at least five years. A minimum of one year of prior supervisory experience required. Must have extensive prior experience working with elected public officials. Additional requirements include excellent communication and legal analysis and research skills. Understanding of Virginia's legislative process a plus.

Health insurance, retirement, and other state benefits included. Salary range $106,500 to $116,500.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample no later than August 17, 2018, to Stephanie Kerns (skerns@dls.virginia.gov).

Please note: "Legislative Services Section Manager" should appear in the subject line of your e-mail.

Fiscal Technician

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking a Fiscal Technician for its Fiscal Office. Responsibilities include processing of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel vouchers, and employee expenses for the Division and other legislative branch agencies and assisting with the preparation of daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports and reconciliations.

The successful candidate must have significant experience working with payroll, accounts payable, or accounts receivable or have earned a degree from an accredited college with a major in accounting, finance, or business. The successful candidate must have strong spreadsheet skills, strong organization skills, the ability to multitask, and keen attention to detail.

Starting range for this position is $45,000 - $49,000. Health insurance, retirement, and other state benefits included.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume no later than August 31, 2018, to Jessica Kilgo (jkilgo@dls.virginia.gov).

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

Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors

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 2019 Session begins October 29, 2018, and ends January 18, 2019, 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 24, 2018. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 900 E. Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.