Accounting Associate I

Millinocket, Maine, United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time

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Baxter State Park is an iconic four-season wilderness park, home to Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine. Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeast US lies within the 200,000-acre park, including 47 mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails. The park offers over 300 sites for camping and primitive lodging in rustic private cabins, shared bunkhouses, lean-tos, and tent sites. Our headquarters is located in the nearby town of Millinocket.

The park was designated ‘forever wild’ by Percival Baxter, a former Maine Governor, who bequeathed it to the people of Maine. Our primary focus is wilderness preservation, while providing unique opportunities for visitors to closely experience and appreciate a landscape that is truly wild.

You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure. We want you to bring your skills, experience, and your sense of wonder to Baxter State Park. By joining our hardworking team, you can inspire current and future generations to love and appreciate spending time in the wilderness. Join us to preserve the wildness and protect the experience in this wild, rugged landscape.  

 JOB CODE:    6502   POSITION  009001081  SALARY: Hourly: $13.40-18.78

DESCRIPTION: This is a classification in the Accounting Support Job Family which provides accounting support services related to financial accounts, records, and taxes.  This job family is distinguished by its role in processing financial information.  This is complex office and administrative accounting support services work requiring a solid knowledge in applying bookkeeping principles to maintain routine, standardized accounting and financial records. Responsibilities require independent judgment in prioritizing assignments and selecting the most appropriate course of action within established operating procedures.

 REPRESENTATIVE TASKS: (A position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned.)

  • Comply with the requirements of State policies, including those concerning human resource components of security protocols of agency information security and confidentiality policies for state business purposes.
  • Create spreadsheets and perform data management.
  • Establish computerized and/or manual filing systems.
  • Examine documents/information, determine facts, detect errors and irregularities, and take action as authorized.
  • Resolve bookkeeping problems on specialized accounts and financial records.
  • Correspond with the public to receive/supply information and/or adjust complaints.
  • Query for data via telephone, computer, and/or written/oral communication.
  • 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.

Knowledge, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs) REQUIRED: (These are required to successfully perform the work assigned.)

  • Knowledge of query and research techniques.
  • Ability to establish computerized and/or manual filing systems.
  • Ability to create spreadsheets and perform data management.
  • Ability to make intermediate mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to effectively resolve problems.
  • Ability to determine facts, detect errors and irregularities, and take appropriate action in accordance with established procedures.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions/recommendations.
  • Ability to provide ongoing leadership for a team.
  • Ability to confer with supervisor on performance appraisals of work team members.

Representative Tasks & KSA’s are cumulative across the Accounting Support Job Family. Positions in this classification assume ALL the Distinguishing Characteristics & KSA’s of: Accounting Assistant.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Entry level knowledge, skills, and/or abilities may be acquired through, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO the following coursework/training and/or experience.)

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. All positions in this classification assume the qualifications of: Accounting Assistant

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class.)  NONE

 WORKING CONDITIONS:  Working conditions for individual positions in these classifications will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted.


Baxter State Park, while independently-funded, shares the same benefit packages as the State employee system.  For this position, that includes health and dental contributions, contributions to Maine Public Employees Retirement System, and vacation and sick time which accrue at increasing rates with seniority in the state system.  


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and apply through this post. -OR- submit a State of Maine Direct Hire Application, cover letter and resume to -OR- to BSP-HR, 64 Balsam Drive, Millinocket, ME  04462. No calls please.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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