The University of Maine Police Department is seeking applications for the position of Police Officer. This position is responsible for performing skilled police work to protect life and property and to enforce University regulations and Federal, State and local laws.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to practice Community Policing in a culturally, racially, and academically diverse University community of student, faculty, and visitors, many from Maine but some coming from across the United States and throughout the world. Work schedules will vary and will include day, evening, midnight, weekend, and holiday work, as well as numerous special “extra” details such as duty at many athletic events. Officers interact regularly with the community, most often in a positive and supportive role, to improve their educational and living activities and opportunities at The University of Maine. Starting salary may be $18.50, $21.00 with Maine Criminal Justice Academy certification and lateral with experience. Benefits include qualified health and retirement plan, educational incentives, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and shift differential. Shift differential is paid for evening and midnight shifts.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responds to routine and complex emergency situations; answers and responds to radio or telephone dispatches.
- Communicates with the general public and employees while patrolling University streets; assists individuals with disabled vehicles and vehicle lockouts; checks building security; and observes behavior of citizens.
- Controls vehicle and pedestrian traffic to assure smooth flow of traffic, which includes directing traffic and issuing citations for moving and/or parking violations.
- Prepares suspect illness and injury, accident, arrest, and administrative reports.
- Enforces vehicle and traffic laws which includes checking speed with radar and making traffic stops.
- Performs specialized activities such as training new recruits, investigating crimes, and/or coordinating projects.
- Apprehends criminals and offenders.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
- Associate’s Degree or the equivalent of 60 hours of college course work or MCJA full-time officer certification or equivalent, or equivalent work/military experience
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to meet all requirements defined by the State of Maine for a Law Enforcement Officer license to practice, within one year of hire.
- Candidates will be required to complete a series of testing including written and oral examinations, a psychological interview, a background investigation, a physical, and a polygraph test.
- If not previously certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, the applicant must take the ALERT test and a physical assessment test in order to meet the MCJA criteria for these.
- Excellent hearing, clear speech, and excellent eyesight (corrected acceptable) are required.
- Must be able to function well under pressure with adverse stimulation and in potentially life-threatening situations.
- Individual must be highly motivated.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) copies of law enforcement certifications you have
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: July 6, 2020
Interviews to begin no earlier than: July 10, 2020
Tentative start date: September 1, 2020
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post offer physical.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).