Progressive department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, career-oriented individuals for anticipated Police Officer positions.
Position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including competitive wages with liberal overtime opportunities, wage step increases, educational and fitness incentives, tuition reimbursement, annual clothing allowance, employee and family medical health coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, and excellent retirement options, including Maine Public Employees Retirement System pension, with a benefit of receiving at least 66% of average final compensation after 25 years, Deferred Compensation Plan (457(b)) and Social Security.
Preference will be given to Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) graduates or equivalent certification. Certified, lateral hires may be compensated for prior experience. Eligible candidates must be at least 20 years old on the date of the written examination, must hold a valid operator’s license and be a high school graduate or equivalent. Physical Fitness, Criminal Background Check, Polygraph, Job Assessment, and other testing will be conducted.
To be eligible for the bi-annual police screening process, applications must be received by the City’s Human Resource Office by Monday, April 1, 2013 at 12:00PM.
All applicants who are not currently certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy to work as a full-time police officer in Maine, OR who have not graduated from an equivalent training program making them eligible for certification as a police officer in Maine after waiver of basic training, will take a written examination on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00AM at the South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, ME.
Physical fitness testing (PFT) will be conducted immediately following the written exam, but may be waived for applicants having submitted written proof of having successfully completed the standard MCJA entrance PFT within six months of the application due date.
All applicants to the Police Department must meet the following minimum qualifications:
In order for your application:
For purposes of this application, a Certified Law Enforcement Officer means a person who has graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and is certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy to work as a full-time police officer in Maine, OR a person who has graduated from an equivalent training program in this or another state, and is eligible for certification as a full-time police officer in Maine after waiver of basic training.
Please return your application along with the above-noted attachments to:
City of South Portland
Human Resource Office, Rm. 105
25 Cottage Road, P.O. Box 9422
South Portland, ME 04116-9422
It remains the sole responsibility of the candidate to file a complete application, including all necessary attachments, with the City’s Human Resources Office prior to the posted closure date for the applicant to be considered by the Civil Service Commission.
The remainder of the hiring process for applicants who are Certified Law Enforcement Officers may then include, but not be limited to:
For questions or clarification related to the department or this hiring process, please contact Lt. Frank Clark (207.799.5511 ext. 7242) or the City’s Human Resources Office (207.767.7682).