Office Specialist I

Augusta, ME Full-time

Opening Date: October 31, 2018  

Closing Date:  November 15, 2018 

Grade: 16 (Administrative Services)  
Salary: $14.53-$20.33/hourly
Position Number: 020002205


Agency information:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. The mission of the Division of Licensing and Certification is to ensure Maine’s most vulnerable citizens are protected from abuse and neglect and receive high-quality care within the state’s healthcare and social services systems.

Job duties:

As an OS I, you will provide important administrative support for the Division, including, but not limited to, assisting with cash management, travel, scheduling coverage, supplies, and equipment requisitioning/tracking. You will also provide back-up for complaint intake, and will provide administrative support for Division units. You will assist managers/supervisors with projects, as requested.


Training, education, or experience in administrative support work that demonstrates 1) competency in applying a proficient knowledge of modern office practices to perform advanced administrative support tasks at the statewide level that are broad in scope or functionally diverse, and 2) the ability to use independent judgment, initiative, and decision making on complex administrative matters. All positions in this classification assume the qualifications of: Office Assistant I, Office Assistant II, Office Associate I, and Office Associate II.

Preferred candidates will have:
• Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
• Problem-solving skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work successfully as part of a team


For additional information about this position please contact Diane Perry at (207) 287-9333 or by e-mail at To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications). 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.