Register Proofreader job vacancy in State of Washington Statute Law Committee (Olympia, WA)

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Company name : State of Washington Statute Law Committee
Location : Olympia, WA
Position : Register Proofreader

Description :


JOB TITLE: Register Proofreader

OPENING DATE: July 25, 2022

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

SALARY: $3,605-$3,694 per month, DOQ

This position qualifies for the full benefit package including retirement.


ROLE: Proofreading involves working in a two-person team. One person reads aloud from a document marked with edits, while simultaneously, the other team member reviews a second document in which the marked edits have been incorporated. The goal of this process is to ensure that the marked edits are reflected correctly in the new document. Edits may include adding new language, changing existing language, and removing language. Proofreaders also read for standard spacing and numbering conventions, character changes, correct spelling (such as their vs. they’re), etc. This proofreading position supports the Washington State Register and will be cross-trained to provide assistance to the Washington Administrative Code proofreading teams. The Washington State Register is a biweekly publication distributed on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. It includes notices of proposed rules, emergency and permanently adopted rules, public meetings, requests for public input, notices of rules review, executive orders of the governor, court rules, summary of attorney general opinions, juvenile disposition standards, basic filing procedure, agency rule-making activity, quarterly rule-making report, closing date calendar, preproposal calendar, rules coordinators, public records officers, and the state maximum interest rate.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES: The ideal candidate will provide proofreading services in a full-time capacity.

Ability to work closely with other staff in a team environment where two persons are working together as “proofing partners.” This person will work in a team with an experienced proofreader in an environment of tight deadlines, a fast-paced office, and the demands and time constraints of Washington State Register deadlines.
Ability to read out loud to a partner and to listen as a partner reads to you.
Excellent spelling, grammar and English language skills.
Flexible, patient, organized, self-motivated and loves working with the “details.”
Ability to answer phones and cover others’ desks while they are away.
Knowledge of alphabetical and numerical filing systems.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
A dependable and strong work ethic, and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Ability to seek and follow supervisory direction as required. Positive attitude and the ability to be an exceptional team member.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
Ability to remain seated for most of the day, working on a computer, in an office setting.
Ability to perform other duties as necessary at the discretion of the Code Reviser.

Preferred candidates must be willing to work overtime during the Legislative Session. This may include evenings, holidays and weekend work shifts. Leave is not typically granted during the Legislative Session unless there is an exceptional circumstance that arises.

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit the following information:

A letter of interest addressing the specific qualifications and your knowledge, skills, and abilities that are applicable to this position. No more than two pages in length.
A current resume detailing your experience and/or education.
A list of at least three professional references, including one supervisor, with company name, current telephone number and/or email contact information.
Please email completed packets to:

Applications without the requested above materials will not move forward in the recruitment process.

(360) 786-7332

We prefer to receive all application packages via e-mail with .pdf attachments.

The Office of the Code Reviser is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact Lisa Biscay in the Human Resources office at (360) 786-7337.

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