Office Associate II - Unemployment Compensation (Multiple Vacancies)

Augusta, Maine, United States | Administrative and Office Support | Full-time

Apply by: June 1, 2020
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Department of Labor

Opening Date:  May 18, 2020

Closing Date:  June 1, 2020 

Job Class Code: 6542
Grade: 13
Salary: $29,515 – $41,350 
Location: Augusta

DESCRIPTION:  This is a classification in the Office & Administrative Support Job Family which provides office and administrative support to an agency, program, or operational unit requiring operation of office equipment and knowledge of office processes and diverse clerical functions.  This job family is distinguished by its contributory role in meeting operational, production, and/or processing needs.  This is office and administrative support work performing complex, varied office support tasks often requiring established skill sets which include a solid knowledge of modern office practices and office equipment necessary to perform divergent clerical functions. Responsibilities require independent decision-making on the appropriate processes to follow, information to process, and actions to take in accordance with standard procedures.

This posting is for both permanent and limited period positions.  Limited period positions may be up to two years and offer full benefits.  The Department strives to continue the employment for people in limited period positions; however, that cannot be guaranteed at this time.  Successful applicants will be notified of the type of position as part of any job offer. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Create and use varied correspondence formats and compose standard business correspondence.
  • Create basic graphics/illustration/publication work to produce informational materials including maps, charts, and graphs involving drafting, formatting, illustrating, lettering, and manipulating text and graphics in electronic and written form.
  • Develop and use computerized formats and/or graphics for forms, pamphlets, graphs, charts, tables, and/or maps.
  • Post to, amend, and/or update web pages using established content and knowledge of modern office software.
  • Examine documents/information, determine facts, detect errors and irregularities, and take action as authorized
  • Perform routine, occasional secretarial duties such as complete work schedules, arrange appointments, arrange travel/lodging, and review documents to respond to requests.
  • Coordinate and present workshops, training, and orientation sessions.
  • Write regular and/or periodic reports.
  • Administer and/or score applicable examination in accordance with set procedures.
  • Track and/or monitor contracts and/or licenses.
  • Collect, count, reconcile and/or deposit fees in accordance with set procedures.
  • Reconcile funds and perform calculations for reports.
  • Receive and greet visitors, and determine customer needs.
  • Advise others requesting technical assistance.
  • Apply to routine individual cases an explanation and interpretation of applicable rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes, and/or documentation requirements.
  • Develop standard work procedures within established guidelines.
  • May provide ongoing leadership for a work team with responsibility to schedule, instruct, assign, review, and monitor the work.
  • May confer with supervisor on performance appraisals of work team members.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and equipment used in graphics, illustration, and publication work.
  • Knowledge of information distribution through use of the internet.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of informational presentations.
  • Ability to create and use varied correspondence formats and compose standard business correspondence.
  • Ability to prepare standard reports.
  • Ability to develop and use computerized formats and/or graphics.
  • Ability to perform basic secretarial duties.
  • Ability to administer, score and/or correct standard examinations.
  • Ability to collect, count, reconcile and/or deposit fees in accordance with set procedures.
  • Ability to reconcile funds.
  • Ability to stay current and understand, discuss, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, paperwork, and terminology.
  • Ability to apply to routine individual cases an explanation and interpretation of applicable rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes, and/or documentation requirements.
  • Ability to create basic graphics/illustration/publication work to produce informational materials.
  • Ability to make standard changes to web page content.
  • Ability to coordinate and present workshops, training, and orientation sessions.
  • Ability to effectively present information to individuals/ groups.
  • Ability to determine facts, detect errors and irregularities, and take appropriate action in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ability to effectively resolve problems.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions/recommendations.
  • Ability to provide ongoing leadership for a work team.
  • Ability to confer with supervisor on performance appraisals of work team members.

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, Office Assistant II, and Office Associate I.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at (207) 623-6700. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Questions about the application process should be directed to Melissa Weiner, Human Resources, at (207)623-6739 or melissa.weiner@maine.gov 

BENEFITS:

Why work for the State of Maine?

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.