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Committee Communications Specialist - Office of the Senate Majority Leader

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Work

The Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations (Gov Ops) was created to provide ongoing legislative examination and review of public polices, expenditures, and reorganization implementation. Oversight is crucial in making sure laws are administered in an effective, efficient, and economical manner. The Commission's oversight functions include evaluation of program costs and benefits, managerial effectiveness, internal control, and compliance. The new Government Operations Evaluation Team within the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations (Gov Ops) will focus heavily on oversight and return on state taxpayer investment.

A fundamental objective of the Gov Ops team will be to assist Members, committees, and legislative staff in carrying out the vital legislative functions. The Team will focus heavily on the review, monitoring, and supervision of state agencies and institutions, programs, activities, and policy implementation. The Team will determine if recommendations and programs established by the Gov Ops Committee have been implemented by agencies or if further action is needed by the General Assembly. Team duties will include investigation of state agencies and offices, and oversight and analysis of executive branch activities.

Gov Ops analysts are partisan legislative staff and report to the Senate Majority Staff Director. Ideal members of the Gov Ops team are dynamic individuals who possess strong quantitative skills, the ability to handle multiple assignments with a high degree of accuracy, and are able to meet tight deadlines, particularly during the legislative session. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential.

Committee Communications Specialist Job Duties:

* Provide support services in the areas of administration, communication, research, and public relations for the Senate Majority Gov Ops team. * Oversee the generation, compilation, and organization of Gov Ops briefings, committee materials, and presentations. * Plan and scheduleJoint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operationsmeetings. * Compile, draft, and distribute minutes to Gov Ops staff and Committee members. * Provide accurate and reliable information to legislators, leadership, colleagues, and the general public. * Draft letters, emails, memos, and other documents as needed for Senate Majority Gov Ops team. * Adhere to strict confidentiality requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

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

* Possesses an elevated level of organization and accountability, as well as the ability to perform independently and maintain composure in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. * Superior interpersonal skills with respect to a variety of daily personal contacts. * Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written form, utilizing strong composition, grammar, and business communications skills. * Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Outlook, and various publication software. * Ability to perform multiple tasks accurately and efficiently under time constraints. * 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, written, and presentation skills. * Willingness and ability to work extended schedules as needed to meet deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:

* Creative problem solver. * Skilled at quantitative analysis. * Excellent writer. * Capable of successfully working independently or in a team environment. * Proficient public speaker.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

* Education & Experience: We will only consider candidates with either: * A bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communication, Business, Political Science, or other related field of study plus one year's experience performing administrative or communication related work. * 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 degree by August 2021 are encouraged to apply, provided that they meet all other requirements.

* Computer Skills:Candidates may be expected to demonstraterelevant computer proficiency in any potential in-person interview.

Supplemental and Contact Information

* NC General Assembly positions are NOT Subject to the State Human Resources Act (G.S. 126).*

Applicant Instructions:

To apply for this position, submit the North Carolina General Assembly application packet through the NC General Assembly website:https://careers.ncleg.net/

To be considered for this posting, applicantsmust submit the following materials in the application packet:

* A fully completed North Carolina General Assembly Application * A detailed cover letter, in which the applicant must address: * a) All the requirements, preferences and competencies listed above; * b) Employment and/or educational experience relevant to the position; and * c) Why the applicant is interested in joining the Gov Ops team.

* A current rsum (maximum length - 2 pages) * Unofficial copy of transcripts showing highest degree(s) completed.

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

To be considered for this position, all applicants must submit the General Assembly application packet by 5:00 p.m. onMonday,June 10, 2021.

Agency Contact Information:

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

Derrick Welch, Sen. Majority Staff Director

Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations

(919) 301-1392

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

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