Legislative Analyst I (Bill Drafter - Staff Attorney)
- Description of Work
- Overview – Bill Drafting Division of the North Carolina General Assembly; Staff Attorney Position
The North Carolina General Assembly’s Bill Drafting Division provides nonpartisan drafting and revision services to the 170 legislators and committees, serve as staff to the appropriations and interim study committees, and work with the Fiscal Research Division to draft the biennial budget. Employees are generally assigned to and specialize in multiple subject areas. Under general supervision, a staff attorney drafts legislation; researches and analyzes the applicable laws and related information; determines methods for gathering information; writes reports, memos, and papers; and coordinates with committee chairs on the operations of committees or commissions.
Description of Work – Bill Drafter Staff Attorney
The individual hired for this position will draft legislation related to specified subject areas and may specialize in one or more subject areas or may cover a range of subjects.
Examples of Duties:
- Draft proposed legislation (bills and budget provisions), resolutions, amendments, and committee substitutes.
- Compile data and conduct legal research and analysis for individual legislators and committees as directed.
- Meet with interest groups and government agencies at the direction of a legislator or committee.
- Analyze and summarize detailed documents, legislation, periodicals, and other written materials.
- Staff committees, consult with chairs to develop agendas and identify speakers, assist with meeting arrangements and prepare background materials.
- Make presentations to legislative committees.
- Write issue memoranda, briefing papers, and other documents on selected topics.
- Write formal committee reports.
- Perform other duties as directed.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
- Practical knowledge of federal, State, and local government organizations and functions.
- Ability to organize large amounts of information and keep accurate records.
- Ability to perform legal research, using appropriate methods of approach and source materials and following office procedures and norms.
- Ability to prepare opinions and draft legal and legislative documents.
- Ability to understand and interpret constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative rules, and legal precedents.
- Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments.
- Ability to maintain composure and work cooperatively under pressure on a daily basis with legislators, legislative staff, and the public.
- Ability to work objectively and impartially with members of all political parties and on all policy issues.
- Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability and willingness to work independently.
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Ability to function as a conscientious employee with a strong work ethic who pays attention to work product and process details.
- Ability and willingness to work an extended schedule and extra hours with little or no advance notice.
- Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Required Education and Experience:
- Active license to practice law in North Carolina.
- Minimum two (2) years' experience practicing law.
- Supplemental and Contact Information
***NC General Assembly positions are NOT subject to the State Human Resources Act (G.S. 126).***
To apply for the Legislative Analyst I – Bill Drafter position, submit the NC General Assembly application packet through the NC General Assembly website:
Applicants must include a copy of the following documents when submitting the online application packet:
- Writing sample: Evaluation of writing samples is an important part of the selection process. The writing sample should reflect only the applicant's own work and must be accompanied by a separate note indicating the extent to which the sample has been edited by another. There is no maximum allowed length for a writing sample, but a writing sample exceeding five pages may not be considered in its entirety.
- Cover letter
- Law school transcript
- List of three academic or professional references and three personal references
Agency Contact Information:
North Carolina General Assembly
Human Resources Office
***Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application.***
- The General Assembly offers employees and their eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. The employees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefits which can enrich their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (flexible benefits - a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), paid vacation, sick, community service leave, and more.
- State of North Carolina
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An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government