Police Officer (Two Positions)

University of Southern Maine
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$22.73
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Position Title:

Police Officer (Two Positions)



City, State:

Gorham ME


Public Safety - PSEC

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Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine campus is expanding and so is our department; come and join our team as a Police Officer.

The Department of Public Safety at the University of Southern Maine has a strong commitment to the community policing and problem solving philosophy. In addition to performing general policing, safety and emergency response functions, our members enjoy the satisfaction of a close working relationship with our community. We live our USM Service Promise of being Student Focused Every Day, and we are looking for team members who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Maine System has excellent, unmatched benefits including:

  • Tuition waivers for yourself, your spouse and/or your eligible dependents
  • Excellent healthcare benefits with low out of pocket expenses
  • Participation in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, or a 403b retirement plan with excellent employer contribution
  • Gym membership and wellness plans
  • Long and short term disability insurance
  • Eye care, dental, pet care, and home and auto insurance benefits
  • Earned sick and vacation leave, as well as 13 paid holidays
  • Educational and specialty pay stipends
  • Shift differential and earned compensatory time
  • This is a 40 hour per week position on a schedule that is determined by unit seniority and shift bid, with overtime opportunities. Starting rate is $22.73/hour if not certified by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, or $25.25/hour if certified, plus shift and specialty differentials. Lateral entry pay may be considered under the current collective bargaining agreement.

    Police Officers report to the shift Sergeant and are responsible for the day to day law enforcement, community policing and security service delivery for the assigned shift. Officers often are tasked with solving complex community problems or conducting all aspects of investigations.

    USM is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The Department of Public Safety is a proud participant of the 30X30 Advancing Women in Law Enforcement initiative (30x30initiative.org).


    Preference will be given to those with a Full-Time Law Enforcement certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (certified out of state candidates may be considered for a waiver); Maine Pre-Service Law Enforcement academy candidates may also be considered.


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Certifiable as a law enforcement officer in Maine
  • Valid Class C Maine driver's license
  • At least one year of law enforcement or related experience
  • Other Information:

    To Apply:

    Please submit application materials via “Apply for position.” You will create an applicant profile and complete an application, including uploading a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of three professional references.

    After oral interviews are conducted, the finalist candidate must pass a physical fitness assessment (unless Full-Time certified), medical exam, background investigation, and job suitability assessment in accordance with Maine Criminal Just Academy standards.

    Join us and assist students in obtaining a safe, high-quality, accessible, affordable education.

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled.

    The University of Southern 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. For inquiries regarding non- discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

    Work Year Calendar:

    Fiscal Year (12 Months)

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, CV/Resume

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