Accounting Associate I

Augusta, ME Full-time

Opening Date: August 8, 2019 

Closing Date:  August 23, 2019

Job Class Code: 6502
Grade: Range 11 (Admin Services) 
Salary: $13.01-$18.23/hr.
Position Number: 02010-3219


Are you an experienced office 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!

Agency information:

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:

 The DHHS Service Center is seeking an accounting professional who is detail oriented, enjoys working independently in a high volume, fast-paced environment, and process a high volume of payments.  As an Accounting Associate I, you will contribute to the Department’s mission by scanning Child Support payments and disbursing those payments to the Custodial Parent into the accounting software programs.  You will review payments received and process payments out to the correct person while ensuring compliance with applicable procedures, policies, federal requirements, and state statutes. You must be able to adapt to emerging demands, special requests, and evolving processes. You should be knowledgeable of business practices and skilled in the use of desktop technology, particularly spreadsheets and SharePoint. The successful candidate will possess excellent customer service skills and be able to effectively communicate with customers.


Training, education, or experience in office and administrative support work that demonstrates 1) competency in applying a solid knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices necessary to perform complex work in maintaining specialized accounting and financial records, and 2) the ability to use independent judgment in handling exceptions to established work assignments, priorities, and schedules.


For additional information about this position please contact Jamie Korth at If you are unable to complete the online application, and would like to request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 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, 2019.


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.