Accounting Support Technician - 0359

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

Apply by: Feb. 17, 2023


CLOSES:  2/17/2023


Opening Date:
January 4, 2023
Closing Date:
February 17, 2023
Position #:
Position Type:
Limited Period Full Time
Class Code:
16 - $33,696.00 - $44,470.40


Are you an experienced accounting professional who is detail oriented and enjoys independent work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment?  Do you possess a high degree of initiative?  Do you enjoy working collaboratively utilizing the latest technology?  Then we are looking for you!

Agency information:

The Natural Resources Service Center is responsible for program accounting, cash management and revenue/expenditure control for state agencies that support and guide Maine’s natural resource-based economy.  These agencies keep our state parks and public lands pristine, prevent and stop forest fires, map the ocean floor, protect the food we eat, enforce fishery, wildlife and environmental laws, register snowmobiles and enhance your enjoyment of the Maine outdoors from Baxter State Park in the north woods to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

Job duties:  As an Accounting Support Technician, you will be working with the Natural Resources Service Center as part of the team charged with accounting, reporting and auditing projects funded through the American Rescue Plan Act.  You will be assisting in making payments to our vendors and state employees and you will help manage the revenues of our client agencies.  In this fast-paced environment, you’ll be asked to complete a variety of tasks each day to ensure timely payments and to properly record revenues.  You will become proficient in the State’s accounting platforms and be part of a critical team supporting all of the natural resource agencies in Maine.  A good candidate will possess good critical thinking skills, have the ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment and be able to communicate effectively with their supervisor and team members. 

The candidate should also possess a basic understanding of accounting practices and controls. While the position work location is located in Augusta, there may be opportunity for occasional remote work within a structured work plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

2 years of practical work experience providing complex technical accounting support in a professional accounting environment. Experience must demonstrate comprehension and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines.


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 ($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 13.16% 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