Accounting Assistant -Accounting Assistant Technician

Augusta, ME Full-time

Opening Date:  October 31, 2018

Closing Date: November 14, 2018

Job Class Code: 0310
Grade: 14
Salary: $13.75 -$19.26/hr.
Position Number: 020227536


Agency information:

Are you an experienced accounting 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 Microsoft analytical tools? Then we are looking for you!

The DHHS Service Center ( is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure control for the entire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The Service Center provides budget and fiscal analysis for many complex areas within DHHS including TANF (i.e. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and MaineCare (formerly Medicaid). This position is located in Augusta.

Job duties:

As an Accounting Assistant Technician, you will be working in the DHHS Financial Service Center as part of the Accounts Payable team. You will be making payments for the Office of Child and Family Services of DHHS. Duties will include vetting reimbursements for accuracy and completion, determining if the request are allowable, data entering invoices into the MACWIS system for payment, partnering with OCFS caseworkers and supporting staff, answering client inquires and many other tasks. In this fast-paced environment, you’ll be asked to complete a variety of task each day to ensure timely payments and that client’s needs are met. You will become efficient in the State’s accounting platforms and process a variety of payments.


 To qualify, you must have an Associates Degree in Accounting or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution and one (1) year of accounting or auditing experience -OR- a three (3) year combination of education and responsible accounting or auditing experience.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: In addition to the application form, you must address each of the following four supplemental questions in order to be scored properly:

1. DHHS Accounting Assistant Technicians working with the DHHS Service Center must have a strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Please summarize your experience and/or education which demonstrate your knowledge of GAAP.
2. In order to be successful in this position, you must have strong time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines. Please share with us examples of your demonstrated ability to be flexible and adjust to business needs while balancing multiple tasks and priorities. 
3. It is essential that DHHS Accounting Assistant Technicians have excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to foster interpersonal relationships with internal and external customers, in order to accomplish tasks and perform daily duties. Please tell us about the aspects of your background that demonstrate you have the communication and customer service skills to be a successful Accounting Assistant Technician.


Please upload a resume, cover letter, and copies of post-secondary transcripts postmarked on or before the closing date. For questions about this position, please contact Jamia Korth at To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.211 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2018.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.