Volume 8 | June 28th, 2022
Higher Education to NC Government Careers
Your Career, Your State. Work for NC. 
The State of North Carolina
Internships and Entry-Level Positions
NC Department of Public Safety
Registered Nurse
Sign-On Bonus: $10,000
Location: Taylorsville, NC
Recruitment Range: $55,518 - $83,278
Application Deadline: 7/29/2022 5 p.m. Eastern

The Registered Nurse position is located at Alexander Correctional Institute in Taylorsville, NC. The position provides professional nursing care/treatment to approximately 1,000 male offenders in accordance with medical protocols, written policies and procedures and the NC Board of Nursing's scope of practice. 

To qualify for this position, applicants must document on the application that they possess ALL of the following:

  • Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina. 
  • If you possess a single state RN license from a state other than NC, you must apply and receive, at minimum, a "temporary license" to practice in NC prior to hire date.

Learn about the advantages of nurses working in corrections.
NC General Assembly
IT Client Services Specialist II
Location: Raleigh, NC
Recruitment Range: $50,000 - $65,000
Application Deadline: 7/1/2022 5 p.m. Eastern
The Information Systems Division (ISD) is a service-based, nonpartisan division of the Legislative Services Office of the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA). The IT Client Service Specialist II provides technical support by assessing the automation needs of clients, recommending potential solutions, training clients, and assisting in problem resolution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Microsoft Office, Windows, and computer hardware in an enterprise computing environment.
  • Background in creating and supporting Windows desktop operating systems.
  • Experience performing automated software deployments, including creating, testing, and deploying software packages with enterprise IT client management solutions.
  • Familiarity with video conferencing software, document management platforms, SaaS, and cloud storage solutions.
  • Familiarity with the automation processes and typical problems that occur in administrative and office environments.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree with nine semester hours in computer programming, information systems management; or,
  • Similar/Relevant curriculum and two years of progressive experience in the administration of computer systems similar to those used at the NC General Assembly; or,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
FIA Forester
Location: Clayton, NC
Recruitment Range: $38,000 - $72,500
Application Deadline: 7/05/2022 5 p.m. Eastern

The Inventory Forester performs and supervises forest resource data collection; locates plots using GPS and aerial photos, establishes and measures permanent forest sample plots, identifies biota; classifies stand history; conducts standing tree volume measurements; produces and develops reports, interprets aerial photographs; uses, maintains, and calibrates forest measurement instruments and electronic data recorder; coordinates and conducts felled-tree volume studies; conducts ancillary studies to supplement and improve forest resource data collection and statistical modeling; canvases primary wood-using industries to determine timber product output.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Professional knowledge of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Practical knowledge of conventional forest management and measurement methods and techniques. 
  • General knowledge of the Forest Inventory & Analysis program. 
  • Ability to identify North Carolina tree species and associated vegetation.
  • Ability to identify species composition and terrain features from aerial photographs and other remote sensing technology.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution; or registered by the North Carolina Board of Registration for Foresters.

NC Department of Health and Human Services
Youth Program Education Assistant I
Location: Butner, NC
Recruitment Range: $31,200 - $44,091
Application Deadline: Continous Posting

The Youth Program Education Assistant I is responsible for providing daily supervision and treatment to residents residing in the Whitaker facility in accordance with individualized treatment and behavior management plans. Employees are responsible for all on site monitoring of students, documentation, implementation of treatment regimens, psycho-educational crisis interventions and planned behavioral interventions, response to crises, planned outings and activities, transportation of students, preparation of balanced meals and other duties related to supervision of students in a secure setting.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to establish good working relationships with paraprofessionals, professionals, students, and parents.
  • Knowledge of problems and needs of severely emotional and assaultive youth.
  • Ability to establish rapport and respect without undue resort to physical control and authoritative attitude.
  • Physical ability to manage disruptive youth without harm to students or staff.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain all facility required training, including NVCI (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention), APT and CPR.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Associate’s degree in human services or related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 NC Office of Strategic Partnerships seeks Doctoral Associate
The NC Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) is seeking a Doctoral Associate for the 2022-2023 academic year. OSP welcomes applicants from all fields of study; prior experience working with government institutions is not required.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Have ideas for how to apply their training and expertise to state government in alignment with OSP’s core work of developing and launching cross-sector partnerships and elevating the State’s internal capacity to use and generate evidence in its policy and programmatic functions.
  • Contribute to OSP in ways that complement the Associate’s expertise and interests.
  • Be interested and able to work across agencies and diverse policy areas.
  • Ability to work independently

The State of North Carolina will be participating in the
Government & Non-Profit National Virtual Career Fair
Hosted by CareerEco
Wednesday, July 27 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

State Agency Spotlight
If you would like to be featured, please visit us on the web.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) manages the delivery of health and human services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens - children, the elderly, the disabled, and low-income families. NCDHHS works closely with health care professionals, community leaders, advocacy groups, local, state, and federal entities, and many other stakeholders to meet its obligations.

The Department is divided into 33 divisions and offices. NCDHHS divisions and offices fall under six broad service areas - Health, Opportunity and Well-Being, Medicaid, Operational Excellence, Policy and Communications and Health Equity.

Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Forensic Technician - Toxicology and Healthcare Technician (HCT) positions which many are continuous posting at multiple DHHS facilities, including Broughton Hospital and Cherry Hospital.

Learn why DHHS is a great place to work!
For more information, contact:
Katawna Madric
Talent Acquisition Analyst
NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC College Spotlight
If you would like to be featured, please visit us on the web.
Meredith College is a private, women's liberal arts institution located in Raleigh. Over the past 150 years, Meredith's student body has grown to include nearly 2,000 students, including men who participate in graduate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

Meredith College offers over 90 undergraduate majors, minors and concentrations, as well as a range of experiential learning opportunities to enrich students' academic experience. Learning opportunities include honors, study abroad, undergraduate research, internships and community-based learning. Meredith College also offers 27 graduate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs in Business, Criminal Justice, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Nutrition, Dietetics and more.

Did You Know?
Meredith College's Office of Career Planning (OCP) is hosting a virtual "Morning at Meredith" event on Wednesday, August 3 from 9-10:30 a.m. This event will be an opportunity for the OCP team to introduce themselves to employer partners and share information about exciting engagement opportunities, as well as strategies for recruiting at Meredith College. Please email career@meredith.edu for more information.

Tour the beautiful campus!

For more information, contact:
Andrea Wogoman
Employer Relations Coordinator
State Employee Spotlight
Do you know a state employee who is a recent college graduate and loves their career?
Brianna Green
Project Manager, North Carolina Business Committee for Education
Brianna Green graduated from Davidson College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government. She decided to seek a career in state government because she was fascinated with how government operates since it affects virtually every aspect of our lives. After graduation, Brianna wanted to see the real-world application of everything she learned in college.
“State government felt like the best place to start as I have lived in North Carolina my entire life," said Green. "Therefore, I know what it’s like to experience various policies as a resident and wanted the behind-the-scenes perspective.” 

When asked what advice she would give to students interested in working for the state, she said she would tell them to start networking and making connections as soon as possible, even outside the formal networking events.

“You never know who you will meet or how a connection can open doors for you unexpectedly down the line," said Green. "It is essential to maintain relationships with people, even if they are not in your desired industry. I have always felt called to work with people and impact my community. North Carolina has made me into the person I am today, so I jumped at the chance to give back.”

As a Program Manager for North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE), Brianna loves the opportunity to travel and meet the people she is collaborating with, the variety of projects she is assigned, and the trust her team has in her to complete the work in an environment that best suits her.
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