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CODE:  654200    PAY GRADE:  13    ($12.48 - 17.48/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   


This is office and administrative support work performing complex, varied office support tasks often requiring established skill sets. Responsibilities require independent decision-making on the appropriate processes to follow, information to process, and actions to take in accordance with standard procedures.


In order to qualify, you must have training, education or experience in office and administrative support work that demonstrates 1) competency in applying a solid knowledge of modern office practices to perform complex, varied office support tasks and 2) the ability to use independent decision making on the appropriate processes to follow, information to process and actions to take in accordance with standard procedures.

Section I of the Supplemental Qualifications Form includes all of the knowledges and abilities required to minimally qualify for this job classification.  The final application evaluation score is based on the remaining sections of the Supplemental Qualifications Form.


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.


You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (, 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


Office Associate II (654200)

APPLICANT’S NAME:  _________________________________________________________________


  • 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

Directions for Section I ONLY:  Indicate if you have the knowledge or ability listed below.  These are not tasks you need to have performed; however, you must indicate that you have the knowledge or ability to perform these tasks.

I have:

Ability to apply to routine individual cases an explanation and interpretation of applicable rules, regulations, policies, procedures, codes, and/or documentation requirements.


Ability to conduct research, gather information, and analyze results to reach a conclusion.


Knowledge of alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing systems.


Knowledge of alphabetical, numerical, and chronological sub-filing systems.


Knowledge of research techniques.


Ability to access information from the internet.


Ability to distribute information through use of the internet.


Ability to type standard business correspondence from draft into final form using varied correspondence formats.


Ability to compose varied business correspondence for supervisor signature.


Ability to collect, count, reconcile, and deposit fees.


Ability to prepare worksheets.


Ability to create spreadsheets.


Ability to perform data management.


Ability to establish manual filing systems.


Ability to establish computerized filing systems.


Ability to develop computerized correspondence formats.


Ability to determine inventory needs and order supplies.


Ability to write routine reports.


Ability to track the status of documents and take follow up action if necessary.


Ability to make intermediate mathematical calculations.


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.


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 am capable of training staff or providing assistance to other staff in this area.


I have:


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Created computerized correspondence formats.


Created spreadsheets.


Performed data management using spreadsheets.


Composed standard business correspondence for supervisor review and signature.


Applied procedures in order to accomplish a task.


Evaluated information in order to accomplish a task.


Made determinations on a task using given information.


Established manual filing systems.


Established computerized filing systems.


Searched for information by using telephone and computer.


Researched informational materials.


Analyzed research results to make recommendations.


Made standard changes to web page content.


Developed web pages using established content.


Written routine reports.


Written summary reports.


Written trend analyses.


Updated financial transactions.


Reconciled financial transactions.


Applied to routine individual cases an explanation and interpretation of rules, policies and procedures, codes, or documentation requirements that pertain to the work.


Developed standard work procedures within established guidelines.


Provided ongoing leadership for a work team.


Determined inventory needs and ordered supplies.


Planned and adjusted work operations to meet expected and unexpected change.


Tracked the status of contracts or licenses.


Familiarity with equipment used in graphics, illustration and publication work.


Developed computerized graphics.


Administered formal examinations in accordance with established procedures.


Scored formal examinations in accordance with established procedures.


Coordinated and presented information at workshops, trainings, or orientation sessions.


Independently composed complex correspondence.


Recommended improvements for office operations.


Detected informational errors and irregularities and taken action as authorized.


Performed routine secretarial duties such as complete work schedules, arrange appointments, arrange travel or lodging, and review documents to respond to requests.


Received and greeted visitors and determined customer needs.


Created informational materials including maps, charts, and graphs involving drafting, formatting, illustrating, lettering, and manipulating text and graphics.





Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Word processing










Scanning and Indexing


Web publishing software such as Dreamweaver or similar software.


PowerPoint, or similar presentation software