The Legislative Council is the nonpartisan research and staff agency serving the Colorado General Assembly. The Legislative Council was created in 1953 to collect data, to examine constitutional and statutory provisions and possible amendments, to consider important issues of public policy, and to prepare reports, bills, and other documents for presentation to the General Assembly. The information gathering function of the Legislative Council created a need for a continuing and permanent research staff to work for the General Assembly. To fulfill this function, the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council appoints a director of research who in turn hires professional, technical, clerical, and other employees necessary to perform the functions assigned.
The Legislative Council accepts resumes from qualified applicants on an ongoing basis. The minimum educational requirement for professional staff is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.