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Date:  Sep 14, 2022
Req ID:  18543

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

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.




  • 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.





  • 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.







  • 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.




  • 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


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




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum Qualifications


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock