Statistician III

Augusta, Maine, United States | Professional/Technical | Full-time

Apply by: April 20, 2021

Department of Labor

Opening Date: April 5, 2021

Closing Date: April 20, 2021 

Job Class Code: 0413
Grade: 22
Salary: $40,726 – $54,641 
Location: Augusta, ME


This is a professional services position which performs work reviewing, examining, and evaluating state injury rates gathered through Maine’s Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) program. The primary responsibility of the position is assisting with the SOII by helping refine both the frame from which the survey is conducted, and the addresses of establishments chosen to participate, as well as monitoring incoming data and assisting respondents whose submitted data is questionable. The secondary responsibility of this position is the administration of the Prevailing Wage Rates in Construction survey by contacting respondents and securing their employment and wage information in order to set minimum rates contractors must pay on State-funded public works projects estimated to cost in excess of $50,000. This position is also responsible for conducting educational outreach for Maine businesses by developing, refining, and presenting information relating to OSHA Recording and Reporting Requirements for Occupational Injuries and Illness.

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).

  • Writes periodic and special reports including summary tables, graphs, charts, and explanatory text in order to present data.
  • Analyzes and interprets statistics in order to prepare conclusions and forecasts based on data summaries.
  • Researches trends, patterns, and relationships between data in order to prepare explanatory text.
  • Uses standardized computer programs and related equipment in order to edit data, obtain tabulations, and prepare graphs and charts.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, and directs work activities of subordinate staff in order to attain unit goals and ensure consistent application of technical policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Confers with and counsels subordinate staff in order to identify and solve work-related problems.
  • Analyzes and evaluates raw data and tabulations in order to produce publications and special reports.
  • Reviews statistical studies in order to determine appropriateness of statistical methods used, conclusions reached, and accuracy attained.
  • Conducts surveys in order to obtain raw data.
  • Reviews and compares work performance of subordinate staff to established standards in order to determine employee proficiency and training needs.
  • Consults with departmental officials in order to determine desired statistical studies and methods of reporting data.
  • Designs and develops statistical reporting forms and procedures in order to provide desired data.
  • Makes recommendations on personnel and fiscal matters, supplies and equipment requisitioning, and unit policies in order to ensure efficient unit operations.

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

  • Knowledge of complex mathematical and statistical methods and formulas.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in performing statistical operations.
  • Knowledge of research techniques.
  • Knowledge of the media and use of graphic presentation.
  • Knowledge of basic supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to plan and outline statistical procedures necessary in compilation of data.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data.
  • Ability to present analysis and conclusions with clarity and precision in written and graphic form.
  • Ability to use standardized computer programs and equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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

A Bachelors Degree and two (2) years experience in the analysis and presentation of statistical data. Equivalent work experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.


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: Amanda O'Leary,, 207-623-7902 

Why work for the State of Maine?


The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • 14.11% of pay to retirement for bargaining unit positions
  • 18.91% of pay to retirement for Confidential positions
  • 19.13% of pay to retirement for State Police
  • 25.60% of pay to retirement for Fire Marshals and Fire Investigators
  • 20.67% of pay to retirement for Capitol Security Officers
  • 15.57% of pay to retirement for Firefighters
  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  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.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

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