Planning & Research Associate I - Bureau of Insurance

Gardiner, Maine, United States | Professional Technical | Full-time

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Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Bureau of Insurance

Opening Date:   May 18, 2020

Closing Date: June 1, 2020 


Job Class Code:   0039
Grade:  20
Salary:   $35,588.80 - $47,944.00
Location: Gardiner

This is professional services work in conducting planning and research.  Responsibilities include collecting, analyzing, and presenting reports, facts, and statistics relevant to developing policies for effective resource utilization.  Work involves the application of research principles in various phases of multi-faceted projects coordinated by a superior, or in a generally single functional area to provide a basis for planning programs.  Work is performed under limited supervision.  

Representative Tasks include: 

  • Coordination of schedules and meetings with insurance regulators and insurance company executives.
  • Coordination of meetings and outreach with legislators and consumer groups.
  • Compiling and editing regular reports for internal and external use.
  • Serves as administrative assistant for a variety of legal functions, including coordination of hearings, maintaining legal files and dockets, and ensuring that legal notices are properly provided.
  • Maintains and updates key files and databases, including legislative-related files and databases.
  • Assists in the review and distribution of a variety of reports and other communications.
  • Performs special projects, including researching and compiling information as needed by senior staff.
  • Provides administrative support, including scheduling and travel arrangements for senior staff.
  • Composes and does layout of reports or publications, including formats, maps, graphs, charts, and other illustrative material in order to present information effectively.
  • Evaluates research and its implication for long-range plans, policies, and programs in order to provide information and make recommendations.

Knowlege. skill and abilities required

  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in collecting and organizing scientific, economic, social, and cultural data and facts.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Knowledge of the media and use of graphic and other illustrative material.
  • Knowledge of technical report writing.
  • Ability to evaluate research activity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.


A six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of the principles of research and planning.

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 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Mary-Jayne Monroe, Human Resources, at (207)623-6736 or;

Why work for the State of Maine?


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions 

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.