Human Resources Assistants - 5 Positions

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Job Description

5 Positions Available
Closes: 10/7/2022

Opening Date:

September 23, 2022

Closing Date:

October 7, 2022



Position #:


Position Type:

Ltd Period Full Time

Class Code:



17 Confidential ($38,251.20 – $50,585.60/annual)

If you are interested in working with a dynamic group of people providing support services to employees, look no further. The Department of Administrative and Financial Services (DAFS) Bureau of Human Resources is seeking to fill 5 Limited Period Full Time openings in Augusta for Human Resources Assistants. The Service Centers provide support to most departments and agencies of the executive branch of State Government.  These five newly created positions will provide Payroll and HR processing support for The Natural Resources Service Center, the Security and Employment Service Center, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Department of Corrections – One Human Resources Assistant will be hired for each DAFS/BHR Service Center.
JOB DUTIES:  This is human resources work providing support services in the area of payroll and processing of employee transactions, benefits administration, new employee orientation, generating reports from internal databases. The service centers promote working in a team environment where we support each other in providing services to our agencies.  These positions apply state human resource rules, policies, procedures, and collective bargaining provisions in routine human resource matters and implements actions taken by higher level professionals on non-routine matters.

Completes reviews, examines, and records human resource transactions.
Calculates and maintains employee adjusted service dates, seniority, and longevity dates.
Explains routine collective bargaining contract provisions, Civil Service law and rules, and benefits.
Prepares and maintains reports reflecting human resource trends, special pay reports, working hours, position, and salary from internal computer programs, such as TAMS/MFASIS/OACS, and other Microsoft applications.
Prepares retro payments, adjusted service dates, insurance billing, special pays and reclassification calculations.
Assist new hires with employment benefit forms and questions.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in a busy and dynamic environment and works well in a team environment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education, training, and/or experience which provides a basic knowledge and understanding of human resource functions.
No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave. 
Health Insurance Coverage– The State of Maine pays 85%-100%of employee-only premiums ($9,893.52-$11,057.52 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.  
Health Insurance Premium Credit– Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements. 
Dental Insurance– The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value). 
Retirement Plan– The State of Maine contributes at least 17.96% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.  
Gym Membership Reimbursement– Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense. 
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts– Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses. 
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness– The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office. 
Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  
Voluntary Deferred Compensation– Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions. 
Learn about additional wellness benefitsfor State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness. 

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request