Legislative Analyst I (Statutory Codification - Staff Attorney)
Posting Details
Position Title:
Legislative Analyst I (Statutory Codification - Staff Attorney)
Bill Drafting Division
Position Number:
Closing Date:
8/14/20 5:00 p.m.
Posting Description

Legislative Analyst I (Statutory Codification - Staff Attorney)

$55,042.00 - $107,113.00 Annually
Wake County, NC
Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
General Assembly
Job Number
8/14/2020 5:00 PM Eastern
Position Number
Recruitment Range
$60,000 - $80,000 Annually
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; serves as staff to the appropriations and interim study committees, and works with the Fiscal Research Division to draft the biennial budget. The Division also houses the Revisor of Statutes and the Assistant Revisor of Statutes. The Revisor and Assistant Revisor provide nonpartisan staff support (legal research and drafting) to the General Statutes Commission (GSC) and oversee the annual codification of statutory changes. The statutory authority for the GSC is found in Article 2 of Chapter 164 of the General Statutes. The statutory authority for the codification of statutes is found in Article 7D of Chapter 120 of the General Statutes.

Description of Work – Statutory Codification/General Statutes Commission/Bill Drafter Staff Attorney

The individual hired for the Statutory Codification/General Statutes Commission/Drafter position will work with the Revisor of Statutes and the Assistant Revisor of Statutes to staff the GSC and will work with the Assistant Revisor of Statutes to learn the process for the annual codification of statutory changes enacted by the General Assembly. The bulk of the codification work will occur in the 3 months following adjournment of the General Assembly. The work with the GSC will occur throughout the year, although the GSC does not meet during the months of July and August. The individual will also spend some time providing drafting services to the members of the General Assembly in designated subject areas. The bulk of this work will occur from January through April of each year. The individual will not staff the appropriations committees or be involved in the preparation of the biennial budget.

Examples of Duties:
  • Staff the GSC, including drafting committees appointed to work on specialized areas of the law, by consulting with the chair to develop agendas, identifying speakers, assisting with meeting arrangements, preparing background materials, and overseeing clerical and administrative assistance.
  • Prepare memoranda and briefing papers, make presentations, and draft legislation on any topic requested by the GSC. Write formal reports and respond to public inquiries for the GSC.
  • Assist with the codification of statutory changes, including reviewing and modifying the publisher's proposed treatment of enacted laws, directing the treatment of conflicts between new acts and existing text, and directing the treatment of conflicts between multiple acts from the same legislative session.
  • Draft proposed legislation in specific subject areas for individual legislators.
  • Compile data and conduct legal research and analysis for individual legislators as directed.
  • Meet with interest groups and government agencies at the direction of a legislator.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with or providing legal counsel to a public board, commission, or committee is desirable.

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 - Codification 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
  •  Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • List of three academic or professional references and three personal references
To be considered for the Legislative Analyst I - Codification position, all applicants must submit a NC General Assembly application and required documents of the application packet by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 14, 2020.

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

***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. 

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