Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Legislative Aide - Connecticut State Library Bill Room

Legislative Aide - Connecticut State Library Bill Room. Job Description: As an employee of the principal Law Library in the State of CT, the individual will learn the legislative process by working with highly skilled government professionals. The Bill Room is part of the Law & Legislative Reference Department at the Connecticut State Library, which is located in the State Supreme Court Building across the street from the State Capitol. Staff provide legal and legislative reference services to members of the Bench, the Bar, State Agencies, students and faculty as well as the general public. Duties of this position primarily include organizing and digitally archiving legislative bills along with accompanying amendments, roll call votes, etc.. This constitutes the State’s permanent archive of sessional General Assembly material associated with the legislative process. Loading digital legislative transcript material into ContentDM for permanent public access, and updating a searchable Microsoft Access index for efficient online retrieval. Other tasks dependant on interest and time may include visiting legislative offices to acquire timely legislative documents, tracking bills via CGALites (the Connecticut General Assembly's intranet), attending public hearings that may cover an area of personal interest, archiving previous session bill file material, and special projects as needed. Position coincides with the 2012 regular Legislative session (beginning on February 8 and ending May 9, 2012). Pay rate is currently $10/hr subject to a slight increase. Hours are somewhat flexible to accommodate class/other life commitments Position is funded up to 40 hours per week. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Steve Mirsky: steve.mirsky@ct.gov.