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  Editor
Company: State of Oregon - Oregon Legislature
Location: 900 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon   97301
Salary: $3,674.00 - $5,417.00/Monthly
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Job Description
The Office of Legislative Counsel is recruiting for one full-time, continuing Editor to join the Editorial Team.

The Office of the Legislative Counsel provides legal and publication services to the Legislative Assembly. Working under the direction of the Legislative Counsel, legal, editorial and administrative staff members are responsible for drafting measures for legislators, legislative committees and state agencies, providing research and legal services to the Legislative Assembly and its committees and reviewing administrative rules of state agencies. The Legislative Counsel also directs staff in editing, indexing, annotating and publishing Oregon Revised Statutes and publishing Oregon Laws, Criminal Code of Oregon and LC specialty publications.

Editorial staff in Publication Services provide research, editorial, technical and publication expertise and services to assist the Office of the Legislative Counsel and the Legislative Assembly.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


EDITING

Edit complex drafts of legislative measures and amendments and legal opinions prepared by LC attorneys. Ensure that drafts conform to form and style requirements of Legislative Assembly. Analyze intent of draft and policy issues involved, while paying close attention to intricate details of draft (internal references, citation style, etc.). Correct drafts for errors in grammar, punctuation and syntax. Conduct research, using wide variety of electronic and print reference sources. Work closely with LC attorneys to refine drafts.

Respond to research requests from LC attorneys, developing the appropriate methodology and using appropriate research tools.

Prepare draft versions of certain legislative measures, working under the supervision of LC
attorneys. Prepare legislative measures in a variety of formats as measures progress through the legislative process.

TRAINING

Assist Senior Editors with training and review of work product.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Assist Senior Editors and LC attorneys with special project assignments, which vary widely in nature, complexity, and duration. Some of these projects include:

State agency publications -- Provide computer formatting, indexing and editorial services.

Conflicts team -- Analyze legislative measures in detail for potential conflicts among measures. Work closely with LC attorneys and interact daily with legislative committee staffs to resolve conflicts, drafting amendments as needed.

Annotations - Compile appellate court opinion summaries written by designated LC attorney for annual Annotations publication. Provide related technical editing and proofreading services.

LC manuals – Assist in compilation and proofing of extensive manuals and training materials for internal use by LC office.

Database preparation and maintenance -- Verify accuracy of various research databases. Analyze existing databases and suggest design changes.

Public records – Provide record formatting, review and redaction services as directed by LC attorneys. Work closely with Information Systems and other legislative staff in gathering and preparing records for disclosure.

COMPILATION

Organize, compile, edit and assist in production of Oregon Laws, Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon LegisLaw, Criminal Code of Oregon, Form and Style Manual for Legislative Measures and other LC publications for public distribution.

Other duties as assigned by Publication Services Manager or Legislative Counsel.

Regular and punctual attendance is an essential element of all positions within the Publication Services unit of the Office of the Legislative Counsel.


Skill Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED & REQUESTED SKILLS:


Bachelor's degree (accredited four-year college or university); AND

Skill in the technical editing and analysis of complex written materials, as shown by past education and experience, and extensive knowledge of grammar, punctuation and syntax; AND

Computer skills and aptitude, including experience using software applications for research and document preparation;
OR

A combination of experience and education that demonstrates the ability to perform the job.




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