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Posted: August 2, 2019

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Legal Services Assistant

General Duties:

Following established guidelines and procedures, the individual in this position provides a unique service to legal attorneys and the Michigan Legislature by typing, formatting, and processing legislative documents using customized Microsoft Word software. Performs specific job functions and other support service duties for bill documents as they move through the legislative process. This individual also performs general office tasks, such as photocopying and typing, entering document changes, and maintaining various filing and electronic recordkeeping systems. Individual works under the direction of the Support Services Section Manager. 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.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or possession of GED certificate required.
  • Minimum of three years’ secretarial/clerical work experience in an office setting required.
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Word required, including experience with database entry and use.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Strong proofing/grammar/punctuation skills desired.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process and bill drafting terminology desired.
  • Candidate must possess a high level of initiative and be able to work independently, have strong customer service skills, exhibit a team-oriented approach, and be able to perform multiple tasks and work accurately with attention to detail under time constraints.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and irregular hours as required, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience of above acceptable.

Pay Range: $18.46 per hour minimum (Pay Range E)

How to Apply:

Online applications only are being accepted through the State of Michigan’s NEOGOV system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/michigan. Applicants must include the following two items as separate attachments in their online application in order to be considered: 1) cover letter outlining interest and qualifications, and 2) resume. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2019.

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