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PLANNING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I

CODE:  003900    PAY GRADE:  20    ($15.05 - 20.28/hr.)

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 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 program as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  11.54% of pay

 


LAST UPDATE:  July 6, 2011                           

CLOSING DATE:  Until Canceled

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must have a six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of the principles of research and planning.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs), clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS FORM

 Planning & Research Associate I (003900)

APPLICANT’S NAME:  ___________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Your responses on this form will be the basis making a numerical evaluation of your background training and experience (your final score).
  • False or misleading statements may result in rejection of your Application for Employment or dismissal from Maine State Service if selected.
  • Statements made on this form and in your application are subject to verification by the Bureau of Human Resources and the Appointing Authority.

SECTION I - Minimum Requirements

Please check the box which best describes your education and/or experience.

I have at least a six year combination (full time equivalent) of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of the principles of research and planning. Any degree qualifies towards years of experience.

 

I have less than a six year combination (full time equivalent) of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of the principles of research and planning. Any degree qualifies towards years of experience.

 

Directions for Sections II and III:  Indicate your skill level by marking the appropriate boxes for each item listed.  It is important that you be as honest as possible in your evaluation of your skills.  If you are selected to be interviewed for one of these positions, you should anticipate the interviewer will have a copy of your self-evaluation and ask you to provide examples of your work experience or training that support your self-evaluation ratings.  You may also be required to complete a performance test to demonstrate your proficiencies in selected skills.

Definitions:

None -

I have no training, education, or experience in this area.

   

Level 1 -

I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area, but I have no experience performing this task -OR- have some experience performing this task under close supervision.

   

Level 2 -

I have experience performing this task and am fully capable of performing this task independently.

   

Level 3 -

I have experience performing this task independently and am capable of training staff or providing assistance to other staff in this area.

SECTION II:

I have:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Evaluated research and its implication for long-range plans, policies, and programs to make recommendations.

       

Composed and did layout of reports or publications including formats, maps, graphs, charges, and other illustrative materials.

       

Researched topics to collect information relevant to policy and program development.

       

Gathered, compiled, developed, and analyzed data to provide a basis for program and policy planning and development.

       

Written complex and technical reports.

       

Drafted evaluation techniques to measure adequacy of planning, allocation, and monitoring procedures.

       

Surveyed and applied remote sensing techniques to land use and natural resources inventories to collect technical data.

       

I have collected and organized scientific, economic, social, or cultural data and facts.

       

Trained staff in techniques, methods, and procedures for survey projects.

       

I have work experience with a primary emphasis on planning and research.

       

Planning and research work experience involving full responsibility for a project or program and the results of that project or program.

       

Planning & research experience in the area of social or human services.

       

Planning & research experience in the area of economics.

       

Planning & research experience in the area of natural resources.

       

Planning & research experience in the area of health or medical services.

       

Planning & research experience in the area of data processing.

       

SECTION III:

Computer Experience:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Spreadsheets

       

Databases

       

Web Applications such as Dreamweaver or other web development tool.

       

PowerPoint or other similar presentation development software.