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The Maine Public Employees Retirement System is seeking a Survivor Services Clerk.  This position performs office operations work supporting the objectives of the unit by processing claims and maintaining coverage and payment information for survivor benefits provided through MainePERS.  An employee in this position will apply acquired knowledge of the programs/services administered by the work unit to provide general information to internal and external customers, collect and review documents, conduct routine correspondence, and maintain related information.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma plus two (2) years of responsible self-directed work experience in an office environment. 
  • Previous work experience must include: demonstration of data gathering skills, familiarity with the use of computers and specialized software and customer service experience.

Salary begins at $33,404 with excellent benefits.  To apply, please forward your resume and introductory letter with three references by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 13, 2022 to [email protected].


The Maine Public Employees Retirement System is seeking a Disability Services Associate Specialist. This position is an advanced technical and administrative position focused on coordinating member services and assisting the Disability Specialists in case management.  Additional support is provided in the administration of the Actively Seeking Work Program, initiation of approved disability cases for payroll and revisions, and coordination of the Annual Statement of Compensation process.

Minimum qualifications:

Associate’s degree in a related field with two (2) or more years with progressively responsible experience

OR

 A six (6) year combination of post-secondary education, training and/or progressively responsible administrative experience performing complex tasks which demonstrate analytical, interviewing and data gathering skills 

Additional Desired Qualifications: 

Experience as a team leader desired.

Salary range begins at $44,324 with excellent benefits.  To apply, please forward your resume and introductory letter with three references by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 6, 2022 to [email protected].


The Maine Public Employees Retirement System is seeking a Service Programs Account Associate.  This position coordinates the day-to-day operations of an assigned MainePERS business unit. This is a hands-on position and will assist in carrying out the day-to-day work in a timely and efficient manner as well as coordinating the activities of others. The Account Associate oversees the accuracy and timeliness of data; reviews and analyzes information; responds to inquiries from members and employers; collaborates with other business areas to meet System objectives; and coaches and trains other staff as needed to ensure MainePERS standards of excellence in service delivery are met. Assigned tasks are performed in order to generate financial, accounting, actuarial, employer, member and retiree benefits information interacting with employers, members, retirees and beneficiaries. Work is performed under the direction of the business unit leader and team administrator.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Business or Accounting, with 2 or more years with progressively responsible administrative experience OR
  • A six (6) year combination of post-secondary education, training and or progressively responsible administrative/technical experience performing complex tasks which demonstrate analytical, financial and data gathering skills.

Preferred qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field; prior work experience in a setting that required accuracy and attention to detail; experience as an effective team leader or supervisor for two (2) years; and proficiency with current technologies. Prior experience with presentations and public speaking is strongly preferred.

Salary begins at $44,324 with excellent benefits.  To apply, please forward your resume and introductory letter with three references by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 to [email protected].


The Maine Public Employees Retirement System is seeking a Member Services Representative. This work is focused on assisting members at various stages of their membership.  The work may include receiving enrollment paperwork and ensuring its completeness and accuracy; processing changes; retrieving account information for members and explaining the information to them, both over the telephone and in person. In addition, the position provides operational support by processing member requests including gathering information and verifying completeness prior to forwarding the results into the workflow process. This  position must follow through on a sequence of tasks while dealing with phone interruptions, utilize/maintain an organized file system, accurately enter data and verify the accuracy of own work as well as work of others.  Responsibilities may include determining membership, creditable service, costs for the purchase of creditable service, earnable compensation and service retirement benefits by obtaining and interpreting service records and other relevant documentation.  Other responsibilities may include the dissemination or receipt of information about ancillary benefits.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A high school diploma is required plus four (4) years of responsible, self-directed work experience in an office environment. 
  • Demonstrated successful customer service experience by phone and/or in person Familiarity with using Windows or web-based computer applications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Associates Degree

Pays $17.70/hour ($36,816.00 annualized) with excellent benefits.  To apply, please forward your resume and introductory letter with three references by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 to [email protected].


The Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS) is a dynamic organization that manages a variety of employee benefits for Maine’s public sector workers.  Our work demands that employees be self-motivated team players, looking to contribute toward shared and individual goals.  Benefits administration provides intellectual and analytical challenges that are not available in many jobs, and MainePERS is a professional atmosphere that supports growth and development.

Work as a Disability Specialist primarily focuses on oversight and evaluation of applications for disability retirement within the fiduciary responsibility of the System.  Tasks include the following:  reviewing and analyzing medical reports and employment histories; eliciting relevant information from applicants/recipients and employers in interviews and otherwise; preparing facts and consulting with the Medical Review team to interpret the records gathered and identify the functional limitations of the specific conditions; acts as designee to the Executive Director regarding eligibility and continuing eligibility for disability benefits. A Disability Specialist works as part of a team, but must be able to work independently with a solution driven mindset.  Success in the position requires the ability to quickly adapt when work tasks or priorities need to change during a day. Along with other skills, curious, analytical and detail oriented individuals typically thrive in these positions. Specific projects and areas of concentration are assigned as needed. Specific projects and areas of concentration are assigned as needed.

Minimum qualifications: 

  • Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative experience–OR-
  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years of complex administrative or technical experience.  
  • At least one (1) year of experience must be in the application of complex laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical thinking and writing skills.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with diverse populations including physically and mentally incapacitated persons.
  • Must be skilled in operating word processing and other office automation equipment and be capable of extended periods engaged in computer terminal operations.

Additional Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience which demonstrates interviewing and other skills necessary to evaluate medical reports and related data to make complex determinations of eligibility for benefits or services.
  • Experience relating to disability determination or vocational rehabilitation. 

Pays $25.64 per hour ($53,331 annually) with excellent benefits.  A cover letter should answer the following questions:

  • Explain your experience analyzing and communicating complex data
  • Which transferrable skills from your work experience will assist you in meeting the responsibilities outlined in the job description? How?

Submit the resume and cover letter by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2022 to [email protected].