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State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Planning & Research Associate II - Address Confidentiality Program - (Public Service Coordinator I) in Augusta, Maine

Planning & Research Associate II - Address Confidentiality Program - (Public Service Coordinator I)

Augusta , Maine , United States | Planning & Development | Full-time

Apply by: March 13, 2024

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Job Class Code: CA25

Grade: 25

Salary: $57,990.40 – $78,707.20

Opening: February 12, 2024

Closing: March 12, 2024

Are you looking for a rewarding career with opportunity for advancement? Do you enjoy contributing to a team and providing excellent customer service? If you thrive on quality and contributing to the safety of the roads in Maine, we want you on our team!!

Apply Now, we offer superior benefits (highlighted below) including: 13 paid holidays, 12 sick days and 3+ weeks vacation to start!

Who are we?

The Planning & Research Associate II (Public Service Coordinator I) primary responsibilities include assistance with the administration of the department’s John Lewis Youth Leadership Aware, Promote the Vote Efforts/Mock Election, Eight Grade Citizenship Program, Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Program, Maine Native American History & Culture Essay Program and the Address Confidentiality Program. Additional responsibility may include assisting with budget preparation, legislative fiscal notes and other duties as directed by the Secretary of state of the Chief Deputy Secretary of State.

A typical day involves:

  • Manages the various youth programs and other special projects sponsored by the Department in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Assists the Director in preparing legislative fiscal notes and budgetary resources.

  • Enrolls and renews participants in the Address Confidentiality program and provides timely responses to requests for information.

  • Explains policy and programs to members of the public, including legislators, schools, other department personnel and advocates for participants in the Address Confidentiality Program.

  • Interprets state and federal laws relating to program areas.

  • Collaborates with various stakeholders to review compliance and identify areas of improvement to the program.

  • Represents the Department of the Secretary of State in various meetings, conferences and workshops.

In order to be successful, you must have:

  • Knowledge of agency programs, operations, and services.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to and/or enforced by the agency.

  • Knowledge of the legislative process.

  • Ability to monitor and assess efficiency and effectiveness of agency activities.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to bring about improvements in staff education programs in order to reach a common goal.

  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations, training, and agency position

  • Ability to effectively contribute to a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to write clearly and effectively.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.


  • A Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related field and two (2) years of program administration experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

For more information or questions, please contact:Jennifer Wilson (jennifer.m.wilson@maine.gov) or call (207) 624-9012.


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 Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. 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 ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 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 18.21% 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 .

  • Tuition Reimbursement - Further your career and your education with tuition reimbursement for job-related courses.

  • 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 six weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role. As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics. If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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