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Posted: April 18, 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 as bill documents move through the legislative process. This individual also performs general office tasks, such as photocopying, typing correspondence and other materials for attorneys, entering document changes, and maintaining various filing and recordkeeping systems.The Legislative Service Bureau (LSB) is a nonpartisan legislative information and service agency that is part of the Legislative Council. The Council is charged with providing bill drafting, research, and other services for all members of the Michigan Legislature. 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 GED certificate required..
  • Minimum of three years’ secretarial/clerical work experience required.
  • Must be detail-oriented, with the ability to work accurately under time constraints.
  • Ability to work in team environment with a strong customer-service orientation.
  • Knowledge of the legislative process and bill drafting terminology desired.
  • Intermediate-level proficiency in Microsoft Office required, including experience with database entry.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime, irregular hours, and scheduled on-call shifts as required for legislative session work, including weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Candidate should possess a high level of initiative and be able to work independently.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.

Pay Range: $18.46 per hour ($36,135 annually)

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 a resume, copy of college transcripts, and cover letter as separate attachments in their online application for full consideration. The deadline to apply is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Current Legislative Council employees who wish to apply should contact the LSB Human Resources Office at humanresources@legislature.mi.gov or call (517) 373-9643.

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Posted: April 18, 2019

Organization: Legislative Service Bureau

Job Title: Software Developer

General Duties:

The Michigan Legislature seeks a talented software developer to join a team that is building and maintaining a new legislative information system to be utilized by the House of Representatives, Senate, and Legislative Service Bureau. This position will utilize the latest technology and development tools as part of a collaborative team to shape the way the product is built. This individual will work with a contracted software vendor and existing state developers to design, implement, test, deploy, and support a technical solution that is critical to the work of the Michigan Legislature and legislative processes. Duties include solving complex technical challenges in the existing legacy system and for the new software solution. Due to onsite team collaboration, remote work is not an option. The LSB MiLENIA System Division is responsible for providing the Legislature with consolidated chamber automation, drafting tools, and future updates to Legislative websites. The 2019-2020 Legislative Session will be the first to use the new tools; it is anticipated that a new legislative website and internal portal will be launched in 2020.

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, develop, debug, implement and support customized browser-based applications;
  • Modify existing platform to correct errors, improve performance and enhance functionality;
  • Adhere to and recommend improvements to project coding standards;
  • Work in a team environment with shared code; disciplined use of version control and process documentation;
  • Complete assigned tasks and resolve software bugs

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, similar technical field of study or equivalent practical experience.
  • Three years’ experience using C# or similar OOP, Visual Studio, Git, HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Critical thinking, problem solving and willingness to ask questions to achieve goals.
  • Thorough knowledge of application design, software best practices, and development life cycles.
  • Strong ability to communicate, collaborate, and self-start while working within a team environment.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime as required, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must be willing to share in the on-call and on-site response duties for late-night session support or for emergency services.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly; transition to other environments and programming languages as needed.
  • Bonus Skills: Familiarity with Python, Django, Aurelia, RESTful APIs, and knowledge of the legislative process.

Pay Range: $59,625 annually/$30.46 per hour

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 a resume, copy of college transcripts, and cover letter as separate attachments in their online application for full consideration. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 23.

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