State of North CarolinaRaleigh 27601
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Administrative Officer

State of North Carolina
Full Time, Permanent 301 N Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601, United States Apply before 9/28/2023 5:00



The mission of the Department of Public Instruction: 

The State Board of Education has the constitutional authority to lead and uphold the system of public education in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is seeking applicants for an Administrative Officer II (Working Title: Administrative Officer) for the Office of Operations.

The Office of Operations was created to better serve the NC Department of Public Instruction internal staff and provide a higher level of customer service to public school units and external partners. This office, reporting through the Division of the Chief of Staff, will be led by a Director of Operations, and will oversee a team of Business Officers, Administrative Officers, and Business Service Coordinators that will focus on financial, human resources and procurement actions that support the daily operations of the Department.  

The Administrative Officer position will report to a Business Officer and will be assigned to provide support to a Division within the Agency. This position is responsible for organizing, coordinating, and providing administrative support for an assigned office or offices within a division and will serve as a primary point of contact for external communications, meetings/events, human resource actions and records management. 

Note: To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. NC DPI welcomes attached or incorporated resumes, cover letters and reference information, but these items will not be used for screening for qualifying credit. 

Please make sure the application is completed in full. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

As of April 2019, Executive Order #93 (Prohibiting the Use of Salary History in the State Hiring Process) became effective.  This Executive Order prohibits state agencies from requesting salary history from applicants or relying on previously obtained prior salary information in determining an applicant’s salary.

EEO Statement:

The State of North Carolina and the Department of Public Instruction provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume section or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified candidates must document on the application that they possess all of the following:

  • Demonstrated experience working with budget and/or finance.

  • Demonstrated experience in database management and/or data collection.

  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of human resources (HR) recruitment.


  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State regulations and requirements in order to ensure program integrity. 
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and business administration.  

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See for details.

Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and one year of experience in HR, budgeting, research or administrative management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
Supplemental and Contact Information

All applicants must complete and submit a State application for employment using the NEOGOV Online Job Application System (for the State of North Carolina.  Any applications not received by the advertisement closing date and time will not be accepted outside of the portal. To receive credit for work history and credentials, the applicant must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. NC DPI welcomes attached or incorporated resumes, cover letters and reference information, but these items will not be used for screening for qualifying credit.
 Please make sure the application is completed in full. If you put "See Resume" or "See Attachment" on your application instead of a completed application with detailed work duties, your application will NOT be accepted. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit.
 Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 (Form 4 or Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) or discharge orders if they wish to obtain Veteran's preference.
 Reference checks will be performed on all selected candidates.  If the position requires a background check and/or drug screening that will also be performed on all selected candidates.
 Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check. All candidates selected for positions considered "Positions of Trust" will be subject to a criminal background check.
 To check the status of an application, please log in to your NC Government Job Opportunities account and click "Application Status". 

 For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 877-204-4442.   If you have a technical issue with your Government Jobs account, please call their Help Line at 1-855-524-5627.

NOTE:  Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application or any questions on their application.  For inquiries, please send questions to .  

If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact NC Department of Public Instruction Human Resources.

Contact Information

Keisha Isley, Agency Recruiter

Phone: (984) 236-2320

Applications for positions requiring specific coursework must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant's transcript.  Applicants with degrees not conferred at a United States college or university must attach verification that their degree is equivalent to a similar degree from a U.S. institution. The Office of State Human Resources uses the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) as a referral resource for applicants who need to have their credentials certified as equivalent. For a list of organizations that perform this specialized service, please visit the NACES membership website at Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.