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LEGAL EDITOR II

Date:  Sep 14, 2022
Req ID:  18543
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH
Anticipated Starting Salary:  46,083-59,907

Position grade and salary will depend on experience. The grade range is GS08-GS12, and the salary range is $45,010-$101,175. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants with a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in English, journalism, communications, or a related field are encouraged to apply.

 

POSITION:   Legal Editor, Statutory Review Section

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:          The Legal Editor I works under the direct supervision of the Legal Editor Supervisor and the Administrator for the Statutory Review Section.  The Legal Editor I is responsible for providing editorial review and comments to bills, resolutions, and amendments of the General Assembly and for preparing updates to the Arkansas Code for publication.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:          

 

  • Edit bills, resolutions, amendments, and other legislative proposals of the General Assembly.
  • Edit Acts of Arkansas, page proofs of Arkansas Code supplements, replacement volumes, and Advance Code Service Pamphlets.
  • Research, documents, and updates lists used in research, including without limitation Funds and Fund Accounts Lists, and Officers, State Agencies, and Other Entities List.
  • Undertake special writing assignments and projects and provides other staff support, as requested by the Legal Editor Supervisor or the Administrator of the Statutory Review Section.
  • Assist in training temporary proofreaders to work during legislative sessions and to help with the codification process immediately following legislative sessions and prepares training materials.
  • Exercise quality control over proofreading by following the proofreaders’ work and exercising editorial judgment concerning the comments made by proofreaders on each document.
  • Participate in collaborative reading with other Statutory Review staff to ensure accuracy of publications.

 

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Prepare materials and conduct presentations concerning legislative drafting and the legislative process in general.
  • Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel to conferences and seminars.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Legal Editor Supervisor, the Administrator of the Statutory Review Section, the Assistant Director for Legal Services, and the Director of the Bureau.

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in English, journalism, communications, or a related field. 
  • Knowledge and proficiency in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Strong proofreading skills.
  • Ability to read orally, clearly, and distinctly.
  • Knowledge of reference and writing standards.
  • Knowledge of research methods and techniques.
  • Ability to interpret data from a historical perspective.
  • Ability to compile data for publication.
  • Knowledge of Arkansas Code style.
  • Ability to edit in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the publishing industry and the ability to work with the publisher’s staff when necessary.
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities.
  • Ability to communicate with Bureau Staff, state agency staff, members of the General Assembly, and members of the public.

 

PRODUCTION STANDARDS:

 

  • Adept in communicating with Bureau staff, members of the General Assembly, state agency staff, and members of the public, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates proficient time management skills, including the ability to complete work under strict time deadlines.
  • Accurately compiles data for use by others.
  • Demonstrates the ability to diplomatically and effectively edit the work of others, including identifying deficiencies and technical errors in the work of Bureau staff and publishers.
  • Effectively and efficiently conducts training classes and prepares training materials. 
  • Exhibits the ability to provide critiques through editorial remarks on the work of others while still maintaining good working relationships with other members of the Statutory Review Section.
  • Functions and cooperates as part of an editing team, including without limitation assisting with the workload of other editors when necessary. 
  • Maintains high standard of professional ethics and exercises appropriate discretion with confidential matters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Information

Class Code: Q222C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00

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