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Job Opportunities


Attorneys

The Division of Legislative Services, the primary legal and research agency for the General Assembly of Virginia, is seeking attorneys licensed in Virginia to join its professional staff. These highly visible positions primarily entail drafting legislation for, and staffing of, the General Laws committees of the General Assembly, including undertaking research and policy analysis. Additional areas of responsibility may include election laws.

Requirements include excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills. These are entry level positions with a starting salary of $60,000. Health insurance, retirement, and other state benefits included.

To apply, submit a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample no later than September 18, 2017, to Stephanie Kerns (skerns@dls.virginia.gov).

NOTE: "General Laws attorney" should appear in the subject line of your e-mail.

Seasonal Proofreaders/Editors (closed until September 2017)

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; and good communication skills.

Work for the 2018 Session begins October 30, 2017, and ends January 19, 2018, 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. Please address attachments to Lilli Hausenfluck, Chief Editor, Division of Legislative Services, 900 E. Main Street, 8th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

NOTE: 2017 Session Proofreader/Editor positions are filled. 2018 Session applicants may apply September 1 through September 25, 2017.