Accounting Assistant Technician – Maine State Prison

Warren, Maine, United States | Accounting, Business & Finance | Full-time

Apply by: June 3, 2024

Accounting Assistant Technician - Maine State Prison

Code: 0310        


Grade: 14   

Pay: $35,942.40 - $49,732.80 annually

Open: April 19, 2024

Close: June 3, 2024



The Department of Administrative and Financial Services – Corrections Service Center has a current vacancy for an Accounting Assistant Technician located at Maine State Prison in Warren, Maine.  This position will work 1 - 2 days in Augusta as well.


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.


  • A three (3) year combination of education and responsible accounting or auditing experience


  • An Associate Degree in Accounting or a closely related field and one (1) year of accounting or auditing experience.


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 holidays12 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 ($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 13.9% 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 benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness

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.