Public Service Manager II - Finance Service Center Coordinat

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Public Service Manager II – Finance Service Center Coordinator

Augusta , Maine , United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time | Partially remote Apply by: Feb. 1, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Public Service Manager II – Finance Service Center Coordinator

General Government Service Center

LOCATION: Augusta, Maine

CODE: MA33 PAY GRADE:33 – Salary: $71,510.40 – $97,240.00/Annually

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: January 19, 2022

CLOSES: February 01, 2022

Are you an experienced professional who is detail oriented and enjoys independent work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment? Do you possess a high degree of initiative? Do you enjoy working collaboratively utilizing the latest technology? Then we are looking for you!

Agency information:

The Division of Financial and Personnel Services, within the Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS), is comprised of five Service Centers responsible for providing fiscal and human resource management services to various departments and agencies across Maine State Government. These centralized services consolidate financial functions that include: Grant Accounting, Budgeting, Forecasting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cost Allocation, Collections, Human Resources, Payroll, and Business Intelligence.

Job duties:

This Public Service Manager will be working with the Division of Financial and Personnel Services as a self-driven and highly competent leader to influence the organization towards efficiencies, and to design, recommend, and implement strategies that support and enhance the Division’s operations. Duties for this position will include advising the DAFS Deputy Commissioner of Finance and Service Center Directors on organizational activities, overseeing and streamlining operations, improving performance, and executing special business projects. This position will be capable of using professional judgement, prioritizing responsiveness, and applying analytical thought for problem resolution. Experience determining and recommending how to best align strategic priorities is essential for this position along with exceptional stewardship and strategic planning skills for stakeholder engagement. The position will be responsible for recommendations on proposals brought forward to executive leadership, on how information is exchanged, data is reviewed, alternatives are evaluated, directives are implemented, and follow-up is performed. This position will play an active role in promoting the Department’s mission and objectives, implementing the business strategy, and enhancing relations with external and internal stakeholders, staff, and surrounding communities.

A good candidate will possess a strong entrepreneurial drive, exceptional interpersonal skills, outstanding communication skills, strong leadership qualities, and good planning and organizational skills. It is also important this candidate have good critical thinking skills, the ability to adapt to a fast pace environment, and be able to communicate effectively with executives.

While the position is located in Augusta, there may be opportunity for occasional remote work within a structured work plan.


Well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

+ Knowledge gained through education, training, and experience in government accounting and auditing principles, practices, and procedures; functions of business, operations, processes, and related policies and procedures; legislative process; information technology; and financial and management analysis techniques to identify and solve complex financial, human resource, and management issues.

+ Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations applicable to Department programs.

+ Experience managing, monitoring, and coordinating new and existing programs/projects; with a strong background in multifunctional or cross-functional activities that standardize processes, resolve complex problems, and capture efficiencies.

+ Communication skills to enhance relations with stakeholders, motivate, and influence others when leading implementation of changed business processes, policies, and procedures; and advise leadership.

+ Analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and constructive thinking skills to maximize program effectiveness, recommend methods for improvement, corrective action plans, and create and implement strategic plans to achieve business objectives.

+ Experience applying policy changes, developing and implementing standard operating procedures, workflows, and tracking/monitoring/reporting, providing interpretive, advisory, or facilitating services for use by others in taking action.


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 annually. 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 17.96 % 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 leave is 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 about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC202466697

Posted On: Jan 21, 2022

Updated On: Feb 04, 2022