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NC General Assembly-Fiscal Analyst I job opening

  • 1.  NC General Assembly-Fiscal Analyst I job opening

    Posted 02-04-2020 01:00 PM
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    Fiscal Analyst I(Fiscal Research Division)

    Job Title:    GA- North Carolina Legislative Staff

    Position Number:         

    Division:     General Assembly        

    Salary Range: $55,551 - $75,000

    Salary Grade: 12

    Competency Level:       Advanced   

    Appointment Type:       Permanent Full-time

    Work Location:             Wake County

    Opening Date:              01/31/2020

    Closing Date:                2/27/2020



    The North Carolina General Assembly is the bicameral legislature of the State of North Carolina, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The North Carolina Constitution grants the General Assembly the authority to make or enact laws; to establish rules and regulations governing the conduct of the citizens, their rights, duties, and procedures; and to determine the consequences of certain actions.


    The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) seeks dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills who excel under pressure. FRD analysts are nonpartisan legislative staff and serve as the primary budget and finance staff to the North Carolina General Assembly's 170 legislators as well as its funding and policy committees. The budget issues are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas. FRD analysts, along with other General Assembly nonpartisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process.


    Fiscal Analyst I Job Duties:

    • Working directly with legislators to develop the State's budget and other legislation.
    • Analyzing and presenting information on existing and/or proposed programs and policies.
    • Providing accurate and reliable data and analysis.
    • Making presentations and answering legislators' questions in public committee meetings.
    • Developing options to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Composing analyses on the fiscal impact of proposed legislation.
    • Collaborating closely with teammates and colleagues to support the legislative process.
    • Monitoring agency actions to ensure compliance with legislative intent.
    • Working objectively and impartially and adhering to strict confidentiality requirements.



    To meet the duties outlined above, candidates should be flexible, highly-motivated thinkers and communicators. In addition, the following specific attributes are sought:

    • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain composure under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, colleagues, and the public on a daily basis.
    • Clear and concise oral and written presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated aptitude for providing high-quality program development and advice.
    • Willingness and ability to work extended schedules and to provide on-call support.
    • Comfort and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products.


    Management prefers individuals who are:

    • Energized about public policy and delivering nonpartisan objective analysis
    • Creative problem solvers
    • Skilled at quantitative analysis
    • Excellent writers
    • Equally capable of successfully working independently or in a team environment.
    • Proficient public speakers



    • Education & Experience: We will only consider candidates with either:
      1. A bachelor's degree plus three years' experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting; or
      2. A master's degree plus one year of experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting.

    Work experience (internships, client projects, etc.) accumulated while in an academic setting can be applied to meet the experience requirements. Candidates anticipating the completion of a relevant master's degree by May 2020 are encouraged to apply, provided that they meet all other requirements.

    • Public Policy Background: Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of government functions and experience performing programmatic analyses.
    • Computer Skills: Candidates will be expected to demonstrate Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency in any potential in-person interview.



    ***NC General Assembly positions are NOT subject to the State Human Resources Act.***

    Applicant Instructions:

    Interested applicants may obtain a North Carolina General Assembly application at https://careers.ncleg.gov/


    To be considered for this posting, applicants must submit the following materials:

    1. A fully completed North Carolina General Assembly application


    1. A detailed cover letter, in which the applicant must address:
    1. a) All the requirements, preferences, and competencies listed above
    2. b) Employment and/or educational experience relevant to the position
    3. c) Why the applicant is interested in joining the FRD


    1. A current résumé (maximum length – 2 pages)


    All applicant materials will be carefully reviewed for content and completeness.


    The General Assembly application, cover letter, and résumé must be submitted to https://careers.ncleg.gov/ and must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.


    Agency Contact Information:
    For additional information or questions about this vacancy announcement, please contact:

    John Poteat or Brian Matteson, Fiscal Analysts

    Fiscal Research Division

    (919) 733-4910

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

    John Poteat
    Principal Fiscal Analyst
    NC General Assembly--Fiscal Research Division
    Raleigh NC