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PLANNING & RESEARCH ASSISTANT

CODE:  094000    PAY GRADE:  14    ($12.15 - 15.92/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 paraprofessional planning and research work assisting in the collection, analysis, and presentation of facts and figures relevant to the development of programs or policies for a State agency.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

In order to qualify, you must have a two (2) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of statistics, methods of research and planning, and/or economic analysis.

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 Assistant (094000)

APPLICANT’S NAME: ______________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:

SECTION I - Minimum Requirements

Work Experience Guidelines for this section ONLY:

 

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Work Experience must be full time equivalent (40 Hours/Week).

 

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To convert credit hours to months of experience use the following calculations:  Total Credit Hours / 2.5 = Months of Experience.

Please select the statement which best describes your education and/or experience.

 

I have a two (2) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of statistics, methods of research and planning, and/or economic analysis.

Any degree qualifies towards years of experience.

 

I have less than a two (2) year combination of education, training, and/or experience providing a knowledge of statistics, methods of research and planning, and/or economic analysis.

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.

Novice/Education

I have some training/experience in this area but would need support from other technical staff or additional training to develop business applications for use by others. You must have at least one year of experience in this area to check this box. -OR- I have successfully completed coursework in this area.

   

Competent/Experience

I have skill in this area and am fully capable of applying this skill independently to develop business applications for use by others.

   

Expert

I have in-depth knowledge of product/skill capable of functioning as technical resource/mentor to other professional/technical staff.

SECTION II:

Work Experience

Novice/ Education

Competent/

Experienced

Expert

Gathered, compiled, and assembled technical and statistical data.

     

Conducted surveys and field investigations to gather and collect statistical and technical data.

     

Reviewed, analyzed, and assessed data to evaluate programs and systems and develop long-range plans, policies, and procedures.

     

Written reports to explain and document findings.

     

Drawn maps, charts, and graphs to explain data.

     

Coordinated and conducted meetings, seminars, or workshops to present information.

     

Work experience with the primary emphasis in planning and/or research.

     

Experience using statistics, methods of research and planning, or economic analysis.

     

SECTION III:

Computer Experience

Novice/ Education

Competent/

Experienced

Expert

Spreadsheets

     

Databases

     

Web Applications such as Dreamweaver or other web development tool.

     

PowerPoint or other similar presentation development software.