Accounting Assistant Technician

Augusta, Maine, United States | Accounting & Finance | Full-time

Apply by: Dec. 6, 2021


Open: November 18, 2021

Close: December 6, 2021


Code: 0310                 Pay Grade: 14 $31,948.80 - $44,220.80 Annually



The Department of Administrative and Financial Services – Corrections Service Center has a current vacancy for an Accounting Assistant Technician located at their Central Office location in Augusta, Maine.  


This Department of Administrative and Financial Services position provides accounting support services to the Department of Corrections.  The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to maintain routine, standardized accounting and financial records. Responsibilities require independent judgment in prioritizing assignments, computer proficiency, organization, and selecting the most appropriate course of action within established operating procedures.   Work is performed under general supervision.


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and internal controls.
  • Knowledge of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and business English.
  • Knowledge of office methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable processes.
  • Ability to verify, code, compute, and/or reconcile data on standard documents.
  • Ability to perform detailed work involving written or numerical data.
  • Ability to type varied routine business correspondence from draft or original source documents to revised or final form.
  • Ability to organize and maintain computerized and/or manual files.
  • Ability to place and track orders for office and other supplies.



An Associate's Degree in Accounting or a closely related field and one (1) year of accounting or auditing experience -OR- a three (3) year combination of education and responsible accounting or auditing experience.



The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%. 

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.