Council Assistant
Posting Details
Position Title:
Council Assistant
Program Evaluation Division
Position Number:
Closing Date:
1/7/19 5:00 p.m.
Posting Description

Council Assistant

Depends on Qualifications
Wake County, NC
Job Type
Time-Limited Full-Time
General Assembly
Job Number
1/7/2019 5:00 PM Eastern
Description of Work

*** Recruitment Range: $ 39,461 - $45,000***

*** This is a Time-Limited position.***

The Child Well-Being Transformation Council established by State law consists of 25 members: 12 appointed by the General Assembly and 13 by the Governor. The Council serves as a means for coordination, collaboration, and communication among agencies and organizations involved in providing public services to children, such as child care, health care, education, social services, and juvenile justice. This position reports directly to the Director of the Program Evaluation Division for administrative purposes. See  for more information about the Program Evaluation Division.
The Council Assistant serves as staff for the Child Well-Being Transformation Council, which will function as an interim, oversight committee. The Council Assistant is a full-time, time-limited position that will be treated as a permanent employee of the General Assembly until the Council terminates on June 30, 2020, pursuant to law. As a member of a two-person office, the Council Assistant will be responsible for performing tasks as assigned by the Council Coordinator and the Child Well-Being Transformation Council.
  • Reports to the Council Coordinator in a confidential capacity.
  • Conducts telephone, library, and internet research on topics as assigned by the Coordinator.
  • Composes and types clear, grammatically correct email and concise memoranda of research and annotated bibliographies on topics assigned by the Coordinator.
  • Cordially and promptly assists members, other legislative staff, and the general public.
  • Assists with preparations and administration of the Child Well-Being Transformation Council meetings.
  • Enters data in spreadsheets and proofreads draft documents and presentations.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Council Coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Strong research knowledge, skills and abilities including internet searching, library searching, and using all content and bill status, Session Law, and NC General Statutes search features of
  • Ability to work independently, with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.
  • Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Adobe pdf file creation, and English grammar.  
  • Ability to maintain composure and work cooperatively under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, state government employees, and public on a daily basis.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of work experience (preference given to experience with the General Assembly). 
  • Experience interacting with public officials and their staff on sensitive and confidential issues.

Supplemental and Contact Information

***NC General Assembly Positions are NOT Subject to the State Human Resources Act.*** 

Each of the following is required to be submitted by the applicant:

  1. A General Assembly Application, available available through the NC General Assembly website:
  2. A detailed cover letter addressing each minimum qualification individually, describing experience relevant to the work of the Children's Council, and reasons for interest in joining the Council.
  3. A current résumé (maximum 2 pages).
  4. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial versions acceptable at time of application). The Program Evaluation Division will not offer employment unless the applicant has furnished the Division an official transcript.
  5. A list of three academic or professional references including name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and relationship to the applicant.
All required information (application, cover letter, resume, unofficial or official transcripts, and three references) must be received in the NC General Assembly Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2018. Incomplete applications and applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications, including the minimum education and experience requirements, will not be considered.  

Agency Contact Information:
NC General Assembly
Human Resources Office 
(919) 715-1210

***Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone.***

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. 

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An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government