ARPA Policy Research Coordinator

North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
October 28, 2022
323 West Jones Street Suite 500, Raleigh, NC
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
(919) 715-0089
Closing Date
Open Until Filled


Seeking ARPA Policy Research Coordinator to support county governments throughout North Carolina in implementing a historic federal pandemic recovery program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  This time-limited position reports to the ARPA Policy Research Director and supports a new division within NCACC, which provides direct assistance to county governments. This position can be based in North Carolina, or remotely with occasional travel to the NCACC office and counties in North Carolina.

TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the Policy Research Director and Project Coordinators by responding to inquiries from county commissioners and county staff regarding eligible uses of ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) program funds and compliance and reporting requirements.

Assist with inquires related to the U.S. Treasury SLFRF portal.

Develop templates, tools, and educational materials to help counties administer the SLFRF program.

Coordinate outreach to counties to help ensure timely, accurate, and complete reporting to U.S. Treasury.

Provide strategic and administrative support to the Policy Research Director by documenting and organizing NCACC products and responses to ARPA questions.

Assist Policy Research Director, SMS, Policy Team, and Communications in developing performance measures and tracking outcomes for NCACC’s ARPA technical assistance program.

Help coordinate engagements with counties by setting up and facilitating meetings with NCACC staff and consultants, and any relevant external partners to deliver ARPA technical assistance.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience in federal grant compliance; or a combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities as described. Experience with American Rescue Plan Act regulations a plus. Familiarity with North Carolina General Statutes and regulations that govern ARPA fund eligibility a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  •  Be well organized and detail oriented, and a meticulous record keeper,
  • Be able to read and understand large volumes of complex federal and state guidance, and compliance and reporting documents.
  • Be able to communicate how to implement ARPA eligibility and compliance requirements to a variety of audiences, using various media.
  • Be able to remain productive with limited direction at times, adapt to an evolving regulatory framework, and anticipate emerging needs of county governments.
  • Have strong writing skills.
  • Experience in county government.
  • Federal grant management experience.
  • Knowledge of federal uniform guidance administrative requirements 2 CFR Part 200, including internal controls, subawards, procurement, conflict of interest, cost principles, property management, and program income.

Certificates and Licenses:

North Carolina driver’s license.


This is a time-limited position tied to funding granted to NCACC by the State of North Carolina to provide guidance and technical expertise to NC county governments. This position can be located in North Carolina, or remotely with occasional travel to NC.


TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected].