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PLANNING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II

CODE:  004000    PAY GRADE:  23    ($35,859.20 - 48,526.40/yr.)

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 pa


LAST UPDATE:  July 6, 2011

CLOSING DATE:  Until Canceled

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This is professional services work in conducting complex and technical planning and research for an agency.  Responsibilities include assisting a superior in the development and administration of programs and/or performing the more complex assignments in the collection, analysis, and presentation of data relevant to developing policies for effective resource utilization.  Work includes the application of research principles in preparing and coordinating specific studies as a basis for the future development of state, regional, and local plans and planning programs.  Supervision may be exercised over a staff engaged in research, planning, and evaluation activities.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must have an eight (8) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing knowledge of planning and research principles, practices, and techniques.

CURRENT VACANCY 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 II (004000)

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 statement which best describes your education and/or experience.

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

 

I have less than an eight year combination (full time equivalent) of education, training, and/or experience providing knowledge of planning and research principles, practices, and techniques. 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 some experience performing this task under close supervision -OR- I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area, but I have no experience performing this task.

   

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 have trained others or provided assistance to other staff in this area.

SECTION II:

I have:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Assisted in development and administration of research projects and planning programs.

       

Supervised employees including responsibility for hiring, firing, and performance evaluations.

       

Consulted with individuals or agencies in planning public or private social service projects involving federal agencies or loans to meet federal requirements.

       

Indicated and projected changes in social, economic, or industrial conditions based on data and development trends.

       

Written comprehensive reports on research and study topics in order to document findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

       

Promoted, consulted, and coordinated planning activities locally, regionally, and statewide to ensure work is accomplished in accordance with contract specifications.

       

Ability to use and apply research methods, sources, and techniques.

       

Experience evaluating research activity.

       

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.