Volume 7 | April 29, 2022
Higher Education to NC Government Careers
Your Career, Your State. Work for NC. 
Who We Are
The mission of Higher Education to NC Government (Ed2NC) Careers is to bring together leaders in state government and higher education to help create a pipeline of talent by connecting students and recent graduates with careers in state government.

A collaborative effort between the NC Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) and the NC Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP), Ed2NC is committed to helping match qualified talent with competitive jobs at state government agencies.

The State of North Carolina
Internships and Entry-Level Positions
NC Department of Public Safety
Probation and Parole Internships for Summer and Fall
Location: Statewide
Community Corrections under the NC Department of Public Safety is responsible for the supervision of all adult offenders on probation, parole or post-release parole supervision and offenders who transfer to North Carolina from other states.

Community Corrections Interns will have the opportunity to:
  • Observe and assist with adult offender supervision in North Carolina; 
  • Accompany Probation/Parole Officers during home visits; 
  • Assist with offender office appointments to include verifying employment, conducting criminal record checks and completing assessments; 
  • Assist with the preparation of violation reports, Orders for Arrest and modification orders; and 
  • Assist with compiling reports on offender activity, court intake process.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
For consideration, students must have a junior or senior level standing at an accredited college with a major in Criminal Justice, Correctional Services, Psychology, Social Work or other Human Services major and have at least a 2.5 GPA, or
Must be pursuing a graduate degree in Criminal Justice, Correctional Services, Psychology, Social Work or other Human Services major and be in good standing with your accredited university.  

NC Department of Environment Quality
Student Training Experience Program (STEP) Initiative
Application Extended: 5/2/2022
100+ Public Service Internship Opportunities Available Through NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps 
The third year of the NC COVID-19 Student Response Corps is underway with more than 100 available internship opportunities across North Carolina. Students can apply to positions using this application form. Read more about the Response Corps’ impact.

Questions about the Response Corps? Email Zane Carroll at [email protected].
NC Department of Environment Quality
Environmental Specialist I
Location: Forsyth County, NC
Recruitment Range: $36,677 - $44,075
Application Deadline: 5/2/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

The primary purpose of this position is to perform compliance inspections and issue permits as delegated to the regional office for facilities requiring 401 water quality permit certifications, NPDES permits, non-discharge permits, animal operations, groundwater well permitting (i.e., monitoring well, injection, supply, etc.), and other DWR jurisdictional regulatory programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Working knowledge of NPDES permit rules, compliance inspection processes, and/or permitting or enforcement processes within EPA, and/or Attorney General's Office. 
  • Documented knowledge of associated programs such as pretreatment, toxicity, sewer system permits, Special Orders and/or other enforcement tools. 
  • Documented knowledge of wastewater treatment processes. 
  • Documented knowledge in the environmental areas of biology, chemistry, and/or hydrology. 
  • Documented knowledge of environmental statutes and/or regulations. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

NC Department of Revenue
Technical Design Analyst
Location: Remote
Recruitment Range: $56,339.00 - $68,000.00
Application Deadline: 5/6/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

The Innovation and Implementation Division is seeking an individual for a Technical Design Analyst position. This person will have demonstrated knowledge of full stack software development, the functional aspects of designing an application, and the ability to work full-time remote. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
  • Fully understands, exhibits and maintains a high level of technical skill or knowledge in the area of application development and system integration.
  • Detailed understanding of assigned data and the use of its systems via developing through test plans/scenarios.
  • Skilled in enterprise systems and familiarity with best business practices related to systems
  • Knowledge of security protocols for systems utilized.
  • Knowledge of the current architecture of systems and information to troubleshoot problems.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or an IT related field from an appropriately accredited institution or Associate degree in Computer Science or an IT related field or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in business application consulting or development or High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and four years of experience in business application consulting or development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program can help eligible State of North Carolina employees clear their student loan balance.

Here's What Gen Z Really Wants From Employers
Members of Gen Z already make up roughly a quarter of the global workforce, and that percentage will obviously increase with time. So it’s important for employers to understand what to do to attract and retain these workers, who tend to have different career priorities than previous generations.
To get some insights into what Gen Z workers want and don’t want from their workplace, Jacques Buffett, a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Career Expert from Zety surveyed over 200 Gen Z adults. The survey found that 71% of Gen Zers would take a pay cut to do meaningful work. In addition, nearly half of Gen Zers (43%) said that one of their long-term career goals is to make the world a better place. Read the full article.

Source: Microsoft News
State Agency Spotlight
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The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) takes care of the things that people love about North Carolina, literally from A to Z. The Arts to the Zoo, and so much else – parks, aquariums, historic sites, archaeology, African American Heritage Commission, science and history museums, the state Symphony, Library, and Archives, historic preservation, land, and water stewardship, and more. These places, and the ideas they represent, create a shared identity among us as North Carolinians. They provide common ground. Everyone is welcome. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. 
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has positions available from the broad range of law enforcement Park Rangers to Museum Curators in history, art, and natural science. Entry-level positions include but are not limited to Administrative Assistant, Temporary - Admission Cashier, Exhibits Designer, Graphic Designer I, Historic Interpreter, Museum Technician, Temporary - Zoo Entertainment Operator AirHike Guides, and Park Ranger I.
From hiking trails to museums, historical spaces to wildlife, to cultural celebrations to conservation efforts, DNCR encompasses so much of the very best things in North Carolina.

 Learn more about the Department of Natural Cultural Resources' Careers:

For more information, contact:
Kim Sommerdorf
Classification & Compensation Manager
NC College Spotlight
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Sandhills Community College (SCC), located in Pinehurst, is a comprehensive community college chartered in 1963 and is a member of the North Carolina Community College System. The mission of Sandhills Community College is to provide educational opportunities of the highest quality. Sandhills is committed to advancing access and opportunity in an inclusive environment that creates a sense of belonging by actively dismantling equity barriers and eliminating disparities historically underrepresented students face.
Sandhills Community College offers more than 100 Associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Under the heading of University Studies are transfer associate degrees in Art, Science, Engineering and Fine Arts. For those interested in moving directly into the workforce, SCC offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in everything from Massage Therapy to Automotive Systems Technology and Civil Engineering to Culinary. 

Did You Know?
Sandhills Community College was the first comprehensive community college in North Carolina and the first to offer a college transfer program. 
Tour the beautiful campus!
For more information, contact:
Gwendolyn Russell
Director of Career Development Services
State Employee Spotlight

Do you know a state employee who is a
recent college graduate and loves their career?

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