University of Southern Maine

Police Officer (Two Positions)

Gorham, ME 04038

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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 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.

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 are often 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 (

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

  • Tuition waiver for yourself, and discounted tuition rates for your spouse and/or 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

*Educational stipends for applicable degress and certifications (applicability of program to police work to be determined/approved by Chief of Police):

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification: $15/week ($780/year)
  • Associate's degree: $20/week ($1,040/year)
  • Bachelor's degree: $25/week ($1,300/year)
  • Master's degree: $30/week ($1,560/year)

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  • Certified rate: $25.25/hour. Starting rate for applicants who are certified as a full-time law enforcement officer in Maine is $25.25/hour plus shift and specialty differentials. Applicants with significant law enforcement experience may be eligible for a higher starting rate.
  • Non-certified (or part-time certified) rate: $22.73/hour. Starting rate for applicants who are NOT currently certified as full-time law enforcement officers in Maine (including certified part-time officers) is $22.73/hour plus applicable shift and specialty differentials. The University will support training and certification by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, and once certification is obtained, incumbent will receive an increase to the certified rate.

Applicants who are certified as law enforcement officers in a state other than Maine may be eligible for a waiver from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

This is a 40 hour per week position on a schedule that is determined by unit seniority and shift bid, with overtime opportunities.


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
  • Maine Criminal Justice Academy certified part-time law enforcement officer; full time certified or out of state waivers preferred
  • 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.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 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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