#60088082 Legislative Liaison (NCCCS Exempt Professionals – EPA)

#60088082 Legislative Liaison (NCCCS Exempt Professionals – EPA)


North Carolina Community Colleges System Office
200 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-7100

Job Location

200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603




State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, January 27, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

8am - 5pm M-F

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

:  Bachelor’s degree political science, public administration, communications, journalism, English or closely related curriculum and two years of professional experience in lobbying, governmental relations, political campaigns, broadcasting, communications, or public relations; or an Associate’s degree and four years of professional experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

A Community College degree or credential would be viewed positively.

Position Description


The North Carolina Community College System (System Office) is a statewide network of 58 public community colleges. The system enrolls over 500,000 students annually. It is the 3rd largest in the nation based on the number of colleges. It also provides data to the North Carolina Learning Object Repository by collecting, contributing, and sharing digital learning resources for use in traditional or distance learning environments. The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a global, multicultural, and competent workforce, and improve the lives and wellbeing of N.C. citizens. To learn more about the NC Community College System Office and the Great 58 visit our website  About Us | NC Community Colleges

NC Community Colleges System Office has an opening for a Legislative Liaison, in the Government Relations Section of the Executive Division. The recruitment salary: $71,774

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:  NC Community Colleges System Office is seeking a motived, team-oriented problem solver to play a key role in the legislative efforts. Building strong and trusted relationships with law makers is vital to the NCCCS’s ability to provide educational opportunities for students that delivers the skilled workforce required to continue the robust economic development in North Carolina. The legislative liaison will work within the Government Relations division of the North Carolina Community College System which serves as a bridge between the legislative branch and the community college system and the 58 NC Community Colleges.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/AND ABILITIES: Understanding of the legislative process; Critical thinking, problem solving, listening skills, ability to quickly build relationships, effective communications, public speaking, ability to multi-tasking, tracking legislation, and develop lobbying skills.

PREFERENCES: Prior experience working in the public sector, political arena, education, business or as a legislative liaison would be beneficial. Internships in similar roles would also be considered along with references.

How to Apply

STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: We value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave, and personal observance is available to eligible employees. Some highlights include:

  • The best-funded pension plan/retirement system in the nation according to Moody’s Investor’s Service
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as the length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which is cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pays lump sum payout yearly (based on length of service beginning 10 years and up)
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:



The North Carolina Community College System Office uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions SUBJECT to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range or recruitment range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. All post-high school degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Individuals interested in applying for this position must complete the online process at https://www.nc.gov/jobs, Résumés will not be accepted in lieu of the application. Work history and credentials must appear on the application to receive consideration during the selection process.

Job Post Contact

North Carolina Community College System
Human Resources | Caswell Building
5001 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-5001
Phone: (919) 807-7177 | Fax: (919) 807-7222