Nov 03, 2020
Jan 01, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
The Governor of the State of North Carolina is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in North Carolina. The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is limited to two consecutive terms. The governor heads the Council of State. The governor is responsible for preparing and presenting the state budget to the General Assembly of North Carolina. Additionally, the governor of North Carolina has extensive powers of appointment of executive branch officials, some judges, and members of boards and commissions. The governor serves as commander-in-chief of the state military forces except in cases when they are deployed by the federal government. Other duties and privileges of the office include: Making a periodic address to the state legislature concerning the state of North Carolina and giving recommendations to the legislature; Regularly monitoring the state budget to ensure that principal and interest on bonds and notes are paid promptly, and "effect[ing] the necessary economies" if revenue will not be sufficient to meet expenditures; Granting "reprieves, commutations, and pardons," not including convictions for impeachment; Convening extraordinary sessions of the state legislature; Appointing all offices "not otherwise provided for" subject to the approval of the Senate; Requiring written information from the head of any administrative department of office on the state of the office; Reorganizing the executive branch by making "such changes in the allocation of offices and agencies and in the allocation of those functions, powers, and duties as he considers necessary for efficient administration." The salary for this position is $141,265/year.
Submit application to:
North Carolina State Board of Elections, PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC, 27611, US