Outreach Services Librarian – Fontana Regional Library, Bryson City NC

Position Title: Outreach Services Librarian
Library System: Fontana Regional Library
City: Bryson City, North Carolina

The Fontana Regional Library is looking for someone who can wear many hats! If you can switch hats often and keep smiling, you may be just the person to fill the position of Outreach Services Librarian. You’ll be the captain of the Reading Rover bookmobile crew, steering the Rover through rough and calm times. Wearing a railroad engineer hat, you’ll conduct workshops for parents and caregivers, and story times for preschoolers. With your artist’s beret, you can create marketing materials for the many services you and your crew provide. Don’t forget your cowboy hat to rope in funding to help support outreach services to local schools and special events.

Fontana is a regional public library system serving Jackson, Macon and Swain counties with six member libraries and the Reading Rover bookmobile. Since 1999, Fontana Regional Library’s Reading Rover has developed pre-literacy skills by bringing monthly story time programs and age-appropriate library materials to toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers at area child care locations. The Reading Rover also sponsors caregiver and parent training workshops in techniques to encourage development of early literacy skills at home and in the classroom. Outreach to local schools includes working with administrators, teachers, and students to increase awareness and access to public library resources.

Qualifications: Masters’ degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred. Alternative education requirements are a Bachelors’ degree in education or library science. A minimum of two years’ experience working in libraries, experience with children, and customer service are all required. At least one year supervisory experience required. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, a thorough knowledge of current reading trends for youth, and familiarity with stages of childhood development. The ideal candidate should be able to work comfortably both as a team member and independently.

The Outreach Services Librarian position is 40 hours per week. Salary range is $32,000-$34,000 annually accompanied by a generous benefits package.

Duties: Supervise and direct outreach services staff, oversee daily bookmobile operations, work to assure effective communication within the community and in the regional library system to achieve local and system-wide goals. The Outreach Services Librarian develops and maintains the Reading Rover collection to ensure that it meets the needs of the populations it serves; plans and organizes outreach programs and activities; assesses user activities, programs, services, and goals; works closely with other community agencies for the growth and development of outreach services. A complete job description is available upon request.

Position Available: May 1, 2017

To Apply:
Send letter of application, résumé, and references to:
Karen Wallace, Director
Fontana Regional Library
33 Fryemont St.
Bryson City, NC 28713
OR to kwallace@fontanalib.org

Apply By: Accepting applications until position is filled.

For additional information, contact Karen Wallace at (828) 524-3600 or kwallace@fontanalib.org.

Fontana Regional is an equal opportunity employer.

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Web and Database Development Librarian, NC Live, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Job Posting: Web and Database Development Librarian, NC LIVE
Location: NCSU Libraries, NCSU, Raleigh, NC USA

Position Description:

NC LIVE is seeking a Web and Database Development Librarian to lead the design and management of the technologies that support a renowned statewide library consortium.  The Web and Database Development Librarian will be responsible for all technical aspects of NC LIVE’s web presence, systems integration, and the services that support its digital collections.  Your time will be allocated between systems architecting, ongoing maintenance of existing services, and software development to support new initiatives.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with member librarians and developers to integrate their local tools and services with NC LIVE’s technologies.

The Web and Database Development Librarian will also work with an external vendor to ensure the robustness and reliability of NC LIVE’s hosted infrastructure; monitor and assist in the resolution of technical issues related to NC LIVE content and services; and serve as liaison to one Advisory Committee.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS, MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • A proven track-record of innovation.
  • Significant experience designing, developing and supporting web sites using CMSes, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with open source programming languages, including PHP.
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux environments and troubleshooting Unix-based applications and packages.
  • Database development experience with relational databases such as MySQL.
  • Familiarity with usability testing, website accessibility standards, and analytics.
  • Familiarity with mobile platforms and responsive design.
  • Familiarity with current digital library technologies, standards and best practices.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in reports and presentations.
  • Valid driver license and ability to travel to NC LIVE member libraries across the State.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with customer relationship management systems.
  • Familiarity with Drupal CMS.
  • Experience working in or on behalf of libraries.
  • Experience with APIs and/or search engine technologies.

Salary and Benefits:

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.

Application Process:

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

To Apply:

See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/nc-live-wddl.

For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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Librarian, Library Services, Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC

Posting Number: S00135
Executive Level: Institutional Research and Technology
Department: Library Services
Employment Type: Full Time
Position Title: Librarian
Location: Main Campus
Employment Contract Period: 12 Months
FLSA: Non Exempt

Position Purpose:

This is an entry-level librarian position. Librarians provide reference services, bibliographic instruction, cataloging, collection development, serial collection management, and processing for interlibrary loans. Work also involves creating, updating, and maintaining catalog records in the automated library system and preparing books, audio-visual materials, and other media (including eBooks) for cataloging. Librarians also serve as outreach librarians, supporting library services and resources across the College’s four-campus system and online, including Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin Counties.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and professional experience providing reference services, bibliographic instruction, and collection development in an academic library setting; any equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

2. Experience providing interlibrary loan services, circulation services, and managing serials collections.

3. Excellent interpersonal skills in working with colleagues, students, faculty/staff, and other members of the VGCC community; a flexible team player who works comfortably in a dynamic library and academic environment.

4. Strong analytical and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. One year preferred experience working in the North Carolina Community College System.

2. Knowledge of emerging technologies in bibliographic/information literacy instruction and library outreach, along with a strong desire to share this knowledge with others.

3. Experience working with integrated library systems; knowledge of SirsiDynix’s Symphony system is preferred.

4. Established experience in providing reference services, and teaching information literacy instruction and technology training in an academic environment.

Physical Demands:

1. Duties may require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to climb on ladders.

2. Physical requirements include: frequent bending, standing, walking; continuous ability for speech communication and hearing in order to communicate with library users, vision for reading, recording and interpreting information. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

3. Mental demands require continuous ability for both oral and written communication; frequent problem solving and concentration; and occasional analytical ability and creativity. Frequent hand/eye coordination to operate personal computer and office equipment.
Essential Duties

1. Assists students, faculty, and staff with academic research and general reference inquiries, both in person and online.

2. Assists at the circulation desk as needed, including aiding library users in locating library materials, reference services, and other required services and duties.

3. Meets with program heads and instructors on a regular basis (at least yearly) to weed collections and determine what books and other resources will need to be purchased during the year in support of individual programs. Keeps detailed records of these meetings for planning purposes and for reporting to SACS. Supports the process of weeding the library’s collections and the sale or disposal of all discarded materials.

4. Provides information literacy and bibliographic instruction to students, faculty, and staff in both face-to-face and virtual learning environments.
5. Makes regular visits to library locations at South, Franklin and Warren County campuses to keep collections updated and to assist library staff at those locations.

6. Manages interlibrary loan services for the Main Campus. Processes both lending and borrowing requests, initiates bills to borrowing libraries for overdue and damaged items, tracks usage statistics and user survey data.
7. Maintains the Serials Collections with the assistance of the Library Assistants at each campus; this includes the addition and deletion of titles, claiming missing issues, reporting duplicate issues, and removing back issues from the Main Campus’ collection.

8. Participates in collection development for the Reference and General Collections; also assists with the selection of online databases.

9. Performs copy cataloging of various materials as assigned.

10. Participates in management of the library’s online resources including LibGuides (online research guides), social media tools, and database access.

11. Provides written weekly status reports on projects and assigned duties.

12.Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services.

Salary Range: $31,056 to $34,932 Yearly
Open Date: 03/20/2017
Close Date: 05/19/2017

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Interviews may begin prior to the position close date.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Vance-Granville Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Supplemental Questions:

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Please describe your experience working in an academic library.

(Open Ended Question)
Please tell us about a difficult situation that you have faced in your professional career and how you solved that problem.

(Open Ended Question)
Please describe a situation where you took on added duties or showed initiative to solve a problem.

(Open Ended Question)
Applicant Documents

Required Documents:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Professional Statement
Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents

For More Information Please Contact:

Tanvi Goel, PHR
Human Resources Specialist
Vance-Granville Community College

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Library Assistant/Writing Specialist, Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina

JOB TITLE: Library Assistant/Writing Specialist
LIBRARY: Hood Theological Seminary
CITY/STATE: Salisbury, North Carolina
SALARY: Salary commensurate with experience

Hood Theological Seminary invites applications for the full-time Library Assistant/Writing Specialist position at Hood Library, which also includes the Margaret H. Kluttz Writing & Resource Center.

Position Summary:

Hood Theological Seminary seeks a full-time Library Assistant/Writing Specialist. The person in the position will assist the library director with performing circulation desk procedures, providing reference services for research and technology issues, cataloging and organizing materials, and will perform other library programming related services. The person in this position is also expected to possess competencies to provide one-on-one graduate-level writing instruction for a limited number of students.


The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • A baccalaureate degree, with additional graduate study, which demonstrates a solid command of writing, research, and communication skills
  • Ability to assist patrons with ready-reference questions, reader’s advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching
  • A customer-friendly and welcoming attitude for patrons presenting directional questions and meriting timely referral
  • Experience advising academic writing or serving in an academic library
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs including Microsoft Office and integrated library systems
  • Openness to training and supervision by a qualified librarian and writing professional
  • An academic background in religious studies (preferred)

Application Information:

The application period will open on April 30, 2017 and remain open until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional or academic references to:

Mrs. Phyllis Wells
Director of Auxiliary Services
Hood Theological Seminary
1810 Lutheran Synod Drive
Salisbury, NC 28144

Email: pwells@hoodseminary.edu

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Library Director – Jamestown Public Library, Jamestown NC

Position: Library Director
Salary Range: $28,000 – $31,000
Hours: 35+ (varies as needed)
Schedule: set hours with some variance as needed; some Saturdays (10am-1pm) required; some library meetings and community involvement required outside of normal operating hours.

Company Description
Jamestown Public Library is a private, nonprofit organization that is governed by a Board of Trustees and the Old Jamestown School Association. The building that now houses the Jamestown Public Library was formerly Jamestown Public School (built 1915) and the first accredited rural high school in North Carolina. The decision was made to use the building to house a library for the community, thus continuing the tradition of offering educational services to the Jamestown community. Jamestown Public Library opened in 1988 and was established through volunteer efforts of the community and alumni of the school. The library is a central feature of the Jamestown community and a part of Jamestown’s rich history.

Job Description
The Library Director is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to ensure that the library functions at the highest level possible, including tasks outside of normal job description. This includes: overseeing staff and volunteers, ensuring funding and policy needs are met, community outreach, ordering supplies and materials, and maintaining an open line of communication with the library board about library needs.

Primary Job Duties
• Oversee, schedule, hire, train employees, and conduct regular employment reviews
• Oversee, train, and schedule library volunteers
• Develop and implement library, employee, and operational policies
• Prepare and oversee the budget
• Strategic planning and grant writing for annual funding and to meet other needs
• Maintain public/community and governmental relations
• Maintain library statistic reports, policies, meeting minutes, library files, personnel files, monetary funds, and retention record policy
• Report to the Library Board of Trustees and Friends of the Library Group at monthly meetings
• Evaluate community and patron needs, and handle patron concerns in a diplomatic and ethical manner
• Order library materials (Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Large Print, Young Adult, all Media, McNaughtons, & eMaterials), office supplies, and items for library events.
• Schedule and plan library events and fundraisers
• Conduct and implement library programs for all ages
• Schedule and oversee exam proctoring

Other Duties
• Circulation as needed
• Retrieve books and materials from the book drop
• Shelve/straighten books and other materials as needed
• Sort through donated materials
• Attend continuing education trainings/workshops
• Other duties as needed

Required: Bachelor’s Degree in related field; experience in a public or school library; supervisory experience; Microsoft Office Suite skills and technical/computer skills, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master of Library and Information Studies degree from an ALA accredited library school with coursework in management, collection development, and technology; 4+ years experience in a public or school library setting; 2+ years supervisory experience; extensive Microsoft Office Suite skills, ILS management experience, and other technical/computer/office equipment skills.

Physical: Must be able to stand and sit for long periods. Must be able to walk up stairs, lift and carry up to 25 lbs.

Available: Immediately
Apply by: 4/27/17

To Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, employment application form (http://www.jamestownpubliclibrary.com/careers – resume will not be accepted in lieu of the application form) to the Library Committee by email at info@jamestownpubliclibrary.com.

Additional questions should be submitted to Joy Cecil-Dyrkacz at info@jamestownpubliclibrary.com.

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Library Director – Duplin County Library, Kenansville NC

POSITION: Library Director
DEPARTMENT: Duplin County Library
STARTING SALARY: $22.6529 Hourly/ $47,118 Annually (Grade 77)
CLOSING DATE: May 10, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

APPLY AT: Duplin County Personnel, Office County Administration Building, 224 Seminary Street, Kenansville NC 28349, 910-296-2174

“Equal Opportunity Employer”

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to plan, organize, manage and direct the operations of the public library system. Employees in this classification perform professional and managerial work. Position is responsible for determining the financial needs of the libraries; supervising the work of library staff; and supervising the selection of materials. Performs related work as required.



  • Determines the financial needs of the library; develops departmental budget; supervises expenditures and administration of budget, seeks and writes grants for library system.
  • Supervises the work of library staff and confers with and advises mid-management staff on problems related to the administration of the library services, instructs supervisory personnel in general policies and procedures and conducts staff conferences, meetings, and training.
  • Supervises the selection of books and other materials and electronic services.
  • Assists paraprofessional staff in the performance of patron service activities as manpower needs require.
  • Plans, develops, and installs mechanized systems for library operations.
  • Investigates new library techniques and procedures; revises present methods to improve the services; evaluates existing programs and practices.
  • Studies methods and makes plans to develop the services of the library to meet more effectively the present and future community needs; establishes programs and services of the library consistent with community expectations; reviews procedural and operational details for refinements.
  • Plans publicity/marketing programs; participates in community activities and educational programs; serves on boards, including Smart Start.
  • Acts as secretary to the Board of Trustees; advises Board; attends  meetings; represents Board of Trustees at County Commissioners meetings.
  • Supervises the maintenance of library buildings, grounds, and related property.
  • Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops and  seminars to keep abreast of new methods, technologies, and legislation.
  • Supervises the maintenance of records; prepares reports for the Board of County Commissioners, the Library Board of Trustees, the County Manager and the State Library of North Carolina.


While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

  • Performs general circulation duties, including reader’s advisory and reference; processes materials. Performs related duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in library science, or closely related field; supplemented by three (3) to five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes professional library work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must have computer skills to pass Level I and Level II Technology Competencies tests.


  • Certifiable under the rules of the North Carolina Public Librarians Certification Commission. Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.
  • In accordance with the county’s drug free workplace policy, employees will be subject to pre-employment and random drug screening.
  • Pass Level I and Level II Technology Competency tests.

** This is a re-advertised position. Originally posted on this site 1/31/17. **

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Systems Integration Librarian – State Library of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

Salary $34,361.00 – $80,681.00 Annually
Location Wake County, NC
Job Type Permanent Full-Time
Department Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Job Number 17-03564 ADM60083834
Closing 4/27/2017 5:00 PM Eastern

Description of Work
17-03563 ADM60083859
Competency Level: Advanced
Salary Grade Equivalent: 74
Recruitment Range: $34,361 – $60,176

This position is located at:
109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, NC

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

Division Information:
The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: The Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development.

The GHL provides services and information related to North Carolina government, history, demographics, statistics, and cultural heritage, including genealogy. It is the permanent repository for state agency publications and collects, preserves, and provides public access to current and historical state publications in print and digital formats. The GHL consists of two units, Content and Information Delivery (reference, access, education and outreach, and digital information management services), and Content Management and Access (cataloging, collection development, State Publications Clearinghouse, and acquisitions).

Description of Work:
The Government & Heritage Library (GHL) seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and detail-oriented Systems Integration Librarian. This position will:

  • Serve as the technical lead and manage the library’s content and digital asset management systems, digital preservation tools, and digital resource databases, including the NC Digital Collections and NCpedia.
  • Manage and develop custom library tools and sites, including landing pages for digital collections from the State Library, and an in-house reference question and usage tracker.
  • Coordinate system upgrades, troubleshoot functional and performance issues, and provide assistance and support to staff, partners, and users concerning the library’s digital library systems.
  • Explore, adapt, develop, troubleshoot, and implement tools in support of the Library’s digital collections and preservation initiatives.
  • Ensure the sharing of Open Archival Initiative feeds with the North Carolina Digital Public Library of America Hub, use OCLC’s Catcher to implement bulk changes to metadata in the NC Digital Collections, and more.
  • Act as a technical liaison between vendors (OCLC, Internet Archive, Duracloud), project partners (State Archives, NC LIVE), and the Library, and serve on functional and cross-functional Library teams.
  • Manage web statistics and related data analysis tools. Analyze usage and recommends changes to digital sites and services to better meet user needs based on usage trends.
  • Provide in-person and virtual reference and customer assistance, which includes occasional Saturday work, and occasional evening work for special events, presentations, or conferences. Occasional travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. **

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with web site management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with scripting languages such as HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript
  • Experience with digital asset management systems such as CONTENTdm, or content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress
  • Experience troubleshooting issues with online library resources or tools

Management Preferences:

  • Experience as a professional librarian in the area of web services or digital library systems and technology support
  • Experience with usability, accessibility, digital preservation, or linked data
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in-person and in writing
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a collaborative team
  • Ability perform & coordinate multiple, concurrent work assignments.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library and information science or a related discipline
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience

Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina.

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/1707897/digital-projects-librarian

Supplemental and Contact Information
The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. “See Resume” or “See Attachment” will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the “Work Experience” section of the application, to support your answers.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on “Application Status”. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Division of Human Resources
4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603
Phone: 919-807-7373

An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government.


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