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Legislative Editor

Company: State of Michigan
Location: Lansing
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description This employee proofreads and edits complex legislative documents in a team environment. Reviews, edits, and proofreads legislation, amendments to legislation, legal memorandum and correspondence, tables, and reports according to a prescribed legislative style. May assist with editing other legal publications. Makes suggestions for improving word clarity and thought coherency in complex legal documents. Work is performed either individually or by reading aloud with another legislative editor. The Legislative Service Bureau (LSB) is a nonpartisan legislative information and service agency that is part of the Legislative Council. The Council is charged with providing bill drafting, research, and other services for all members of the Michigan Legislature. The LSB Legal Division provides the Michigan Legislature with nonpartisan legal counsel, bill drafting, law compilation and publishing, and related services that support the lawmaking process. Position Description Required Education and Experience MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS * Bachelor's degree required. * Minimum one year experience in proofreading and editing required. * Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to meet deadlines under pressure. * Ability to work in a team environment and have a strong customer service orientation. * Knowledge of correct spelling, English usage, syntax, punctuation, and grammatical rules required. * Ability to deal with frequent changes, delays, and changing work priorities required. * Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. * Must be willing to work overtime and irregular hours as needed, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. * Ability to work two evenings per week on a schedule on-call basis required. * Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Additional Requirements and Information HOW TO APPLY Online applications only are being accepted through the State of Michigan's NEOGOV system at Applicants must include the following three items as separate attachments in the online application for full consideration: * Cover letter outlining interest and qualifications. * Resume. * A copy of college transcripts. The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021. The Legislative Council is a nonpartisan legislative information and service agency. This is an unclassified, non-Civil Service position in State government. All Legislative Council employees are considered "at-will," except for LSB Printing Division union members. Employees are required to be non-partisan. This job is located at 124 W. Allegan Street, Boji Tower, Lansing, Michigan. For questions, call the Legislative Service Bureau Human Resources Office at (517) 373-9643. For technical support with your application, call NeoGov Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.

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