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PLANNING & RESEARCH ASSOCIATE II

CODE:  004010    PAY GRADE:  23    ($35,859.20 - 48,526.40/yr.)

OPTION: Certified Tumor Registrar

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: November 16, 2011

CLOSING DATE  Until Canceled

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Maine Cancer Registry (MCR) maintains a database of Maine residents diagnosed with cancer for the purpose of cancer prevention and control.  Specific activities of the MCR include data collection, analysis and dissemination of information, cancer cluster investigations, and epidemiological research.  This is professional planning and research work responsible for ensuring that the data in the Maine Cancer Registry database meet national standards for completeness, timeliness and quality and can be used for purposes of state and national cancer control.  Responsibilities include the collection of cancer data, training hospital registrars, implementing quality control measures, and consolidating and editing data.  Some supervision will be required.

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.

Special Necessary Requirement:  Candidates must be a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) and have experience as a hospital Certified Tumor Registrar.

CURRENT VACANCY INFORMATION:   

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 (004010)

OPTION:  Certified Tumor Registrar

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. ANDI am a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) ANDI have experience as a hospital Certified Tumor Registrar.

 

I do not have 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

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

       

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 health or medical services.

       

Education and experience in applying professional research principles, practices, and case finding techniques in relation to cancer.

       

Supervision of employees including performance evaluation and providing direction for work flow.

       

Education and/or experience with medical terminology.

       

Education and/or experience in anatomy/physiology/concepts of disease.

       

Education and/or experience in medical coding.

       

Experience as a tumor registrar.

       

SECTION III:

Computer Experience:

None

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Spreadsheets

       

Cancer registry databases

       

Web Applications such as Dreamweaver or other web development tool.

       

PowerPoint or other similar presentation development software.