Why Work For NC?

What do you want to be when you grow up?

You can likely do that here!

Bring your passions, creativity and strengths to work every day.

Whether you are interested in the arts, transportation, IT, the environment, public safety, healthcare or countless other areas, we have an opportunity for you. Our careers are as diverse as the citizens we serve!

Join one of the largest and most geographically diverse employers in North Carolina, where career opportunities are varied and every job helps enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the state.

When you work for North Carolina you can rely upon

  • A culture that values collaboration, creativity, innovation, diversity and teamwork.
  • The ability to impact positive change for the citizens of North Carolina.
  • Benefit options that will enhance your quality of life, health, wellness and future.

The State of North Carolina provides work/life balance, a team-oriented culture, opportunities for advancement, and interesting work. If you are looking to serve others, this is the place for you.


Employee Benefits

Vacation Leave State Health Plan State Retirement
Holidays NCFlex Flexible Benefits Teleworking
Sick Leave Employee Assistance Program Promotional Priority
Military Leave Workers' Compensation Employee Recognition
Community Service Leave   Service Awards
Family Medical Leave   Employee Discounts (WeSave)
Family Illness Leave   Longevity Pay
Special Leave    
Civil Leave    
Voluntary Shared Leave    



"The state gives me meaningful work and lets me spend time with my family and friends. Working for the state gives me the best of both worlds – a career making a difference in others’ lives, while maintaining a balance that lets me enjoy other aspects of life."

"Working for the state provides me with excellent training to develop knowledge and greater expertise in my chosen career. During my eight years here, I have been promoted 3 times."

"My agency values me and my contributions. I began working for the State shortly after college. During my three years of service, I’ve been encouraged to develop my potential in an environment where I have excellent guidance and peer support."