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Florida House of Representatives

Job Title

Editor (Bill Drafting Service)

General Summary

This is work preparing and editing draft legislation, amendments, and other publications of the Florida Legislature; reviews and edits draft documents for grammar and usage, spelling, punctuation, style, and form; uses personal computers and relevant software; requires extended hours during each legislative session and up to twelve weeks preceding each regular session, which often includes evening and weekend hours.

 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Using the computer, prepares and edits draft legislation, amendments, and other publications according to accepted styles and formats.
  • Edits draft documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, and form and consults with and offers advice and suggestions to other staff on these matters.
  • Revises draft documents to include changes and proofreads to ensure accuracy.
  • Assists in developing specifications for computer programs for various publications.
  • Assists in research for and preparation of draft legislation, amendments, and other publications.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of English grammar and usage, spelling, punctuation, and composition.
  • Knowledge of computers and relevant software.
  • Knowledge of legislative and legal terminology and usage.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes, Laws of Florida, and other legislative publications.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, writing, analysis, research, and organization.
  • Ability to perform detailed work independently with a high degree of accuracy and quality of content.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to perform consistently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to proofread text for typographical and grammatical errors and to make necessary corrections.
  • Ability to research legal documents and references.

 

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with coursework in English or Journalism.

Professional or nonprofessional experience in editorial work, journalism, technical writing, publishing, or a related field may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

Salary

Commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

 

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Office of Administration & Professional Development
Florida House of Representatives
402 South Monroe Street, 1201 Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Or email HouseAPD@myfloridahouse.gov

 

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.