at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States
Office Associate II – 0551 (Augusta)Augusta , Maine , United States | Administrative & Office Support | Full-time Apply by: Dec. 22, 2023 Apply with Linkedin Apply
OFFICE ASSOCIATE II
Opening Date:November 22, 2023Closing Date:December 22, 2023
Position Type:Permanent Full TimeClass Code:6542
Grade/Salary: Grade 13 – $32,968.00 – $45,614.40/Annually
The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Division of Quality Assurance and Regulation has one current vacancy in Augusta.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: The Division of Quality Assurance and Regulations provides marketing assistance and consumer protection for Maine’s agriculture, industry, and citizens. This position conducts licensing, inspection and enforcement support activities for the Division of Quality Assurance & Regulations, some of these program areas are:
+ Retail Food Establishments
+ Food Processors
+ Weights & Measures
+ Meat & Poultry Inspection
+ Fruit & Vegetable Inspection, etc.All the licenses, inspections and enforcement actions of the above program areas are maintained in databases and this position is responsible for maintaining accurate information and the timely issuance of renewal applications, licenses, and enforcement letters from those databases. The position will also field calls from the public, assist walk-ins with inquiries and share filing and other general clerical duties, as well as create bank deposits.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Training, education, or experience in office and administrative support work that demonstrates 1) competency in applying a solid knowledge of modern office practices to perform complex, varied office support tasks, and 2) the ability to use independent decision-making on the appropriate processes to follow, information to process, and actions to take in accordance with standard procedures. All positions in this classification assume the qualifications of:Office Assistant I,OfficeAssistant II, andOffice Associate I._______________________________________________________________
No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:
+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave.Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
+ Health Insurance Coverage- The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
+ Health Insurance Premium Credit- Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
+ Dental Insurance- The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
+ Retirement Plan- The State of Maine contributes 13.41% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
+ Gym Membership Reimbursement- Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts- Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness- The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
+ Parental leaveis one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation- Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
+ Learn aboutadditional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.
There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.
As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.
If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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