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Policy Analyst

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Job Field:
Job Type:
Full Time
North Carolina
Location Detail:
Wake County
Job Description:

All agency rules-related activity passes through this position. This position leads activities during the rule making cycle and works with others to develop, compile and distribute the information necessary to have rules approved by the Rules Review Commission.
This position initiates, coordinates, and completes the agency's rules revision and review process. These are agency rules governing hunting, trapping, holding or possessing wildlife, game lands use, no wake zones, boating, fishing, etc. These rules are complex and many change or are updated annually. This position assesses and recommends alterations to the internal rules process as needed.
This position works with designated personnel in all agency divisions to identify the need for new rules, assists in developing new rules, and amending or appealing existing rules. Acts as the primary rule-writer, translating rule ideas into technical language.
Additionally, this position has responsibilities in the areas of policy development by assisting with the development of the WRC policy agenda, proposals and/or recommendations for solutions to problems affecting fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. This position will assist in the identification and communication of agency policies to key audiences and constituent partners through public presentations and briefings, interviews with the media, and briefings and issue preparation for senior executives to present to the legislature or other high profile groups. This position has authority to task others to provide information and assist in the development of a variety of products including position, information, or discussion papers; fact sheets; and policy documents which must be easily understood by the public. These activities include research and analysis of public policy solutions and making recommendations to executive management regarding the best solution. Position takes responsibility for monitoring implementation of recommended solutions. Responds to requests for information and technical assistance from policymakers, the media, and community partners. This will include involvement in high profile requests for public information on often controversial topics and the employee will work with agency counsel to provide responsive information. This will entail developing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and organizations interested in conservation issues, including elected officials and their staffs, journalists, NGOs, and sportsmen's coalitions. 


Education and Experience Requirements                                                                                                   Graduation from a four-year college or university and four years of experience in policy implementation or a master's degree related to the program assigned and two years of experience in policy implementation; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements                                                          

  • Knowledge of rulemaking processes
  • Ability to build consensus and coalitions.
  • Ability to negotiate, mediate and find other, non-adversarial problem-solving approaches.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, manage, and facilitate meetings and events.
  • Ability to develop, prepare, coordinate, assist with and conduct presentations, technical training programs and outreach activities for both internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to build and share a compelling view of the direction of the agency, then influence/motivate others to translate a vision into action.
  • Ability to optimize resource allocation within constraints.
  • Ability to investigate, evaluate, propose and implement courses of action and decisions, on a variety of administrative, supervisory, resource management and policy issues.
  • Knowledge of agency, state and federal policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of fisheries, wildlife, agricultural and environmental regulations and ability to apply them to achieve goals.
  • Knowledge of implications of policy on economics, business and public perception
  • Ability to use computers, systems and software to communicate and accomplish work.
$50,238- $82,872
How to Apply:

To apply, visit and follow the application procedures outlined by NC WRC.