Job Openings, Job Guide & Job Applications

Employment Opportunities

The City of Biddeford complies with the U.S Federal Guidelines regarding proof of work eligibility.

United States federal law requires that all employers, including the City of Biddeford, require job applicants to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States of America.

Acceptable forms of proof include:

  • A U.S. Passport
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (INS form N-560 or N-561)
  • U.S. Social Security Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card With Photograph (INS Form I-131 or I-551) 
  • A Voter's Registration Card

For more information, contact the U.S Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Biddeford is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to

  • Age
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Genetic data
  • National origin
  • Political affiliation
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status
  • Other legally protected status


BIDDEFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT OPENINGS

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Certified Crash Reconstructionist

The City of Biddeford, an Equal Opportunity Employer, currently has an immediate opening for a certified crash reconstructionist, or for a motivated patrol officer looking to become certified in crash reconstruction. The Biddeford Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency, and offers an excellent wage and benefits package. Lateral entry up to the 10-year pay step ($33.16 per hour) is available to qualified candidates. Pay range starts at $27.81 per hour for a 42-hour work week (8.5 hour shifts; 4 days on with 2 days off).

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Requirements

Qualified candidates must hold a valid Maine driver’s license at the time of employment. The minimum requirement is successful completion of the ALERT exam. Preference may be given to graduates of the MCJA basic school as well as graduates of the pre-service school or those with college degrees. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have no criminal or adverse traffic record and must pass a physical agility test, human resource profile assessment and a polygraph examination.

Application

Applications and employment information may be obtained in person at the Biddeford Police Department, 39 Alfred Street, or from our website: online application (PDF). 

Please submit an application, cover letter and resume to Starr Cloutier, Biddeford Police Department, 39 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is acquired.

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Sworn Officers

The City of Biddeford, an Equal Opportunity Employer, currently has an immediate opening for the position of Patrol Officer. The Biddeford Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency, and offers an excellent wage and benefits package. Lateral entry up to the 10-year pay step ($33.16 per hour) is available to qualified candidates. Pay range starts at $27.81 per hour for a 42 hour work week (8.5 hour shifts; 4 days on with 2 days off).

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Requirements

Qualified candidates must hold a valid Maine driver’s license at the time of employment. The minimum requirement is successful completion of the ALERT exam. Preference may be given to graduates of the MCJA basic school as well as graduates of the pre-service school or those with college degrees. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have no criminal or adverse traffic record and must pass a physical agility test, human resource profile assessment and a polygraph examination.

Guide & Application

If you are interested in becoming a Law Enforcement Officer for the City of Biddeford, please view an informational guide (PDF). A job application may be obtained online (PDF).

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Emergency Communications Dispatcher

The City of Biddeford, an Equal Opportunity Employer, currently has an immediate opening for the position of Emergency Communications Dispatcher.  A dispatcher position involves call handling of emergency and routine communications. Employee is responsible for the receipt and processing of emergency calls through the 9-1-1 system and the dispatching of the appropriate emergency response unit.

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Qualifications

The person selected for this position must remain calm in emergency situations, be able to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio, and have a demonstrated typing skill of 40 words per minute minimum. Preference will be given to those candidates who have been certified by the State of Maine in the operation of N.L.E.T.S. and METRO systems and are Emergency Medical Dispatcher certified.

Benefits

The City of Biddeford Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency and offers excellent wages, benefits, and work environment. Lateral entry up to the 6-year pay step ($28.66 per hour) is available to qualified candidates. Starting pay range is $26.00 per hour. Must be available to work nights, holidays and weekends.

Application

Applications are available during normal business hours at the Police Headquarters
39 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005 

You may also access the dispatcher application online (PDF).

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Animal Control Officer (ACO)

The City of Biddeford, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is accepting applications for the position of Animal Control Officer.  This position is technical work in the investigation and enforcement of state and local Animal Welfare laws, ordinances, or rules within the City of Biddeford.  Work is during a non-standard work week, subject to being called out at any time.   Representative tasks include:   investigate complaints concerning the regulation, licensing and control of dogs or other animals; impound animals running at large as provided for in the city ordinances: issue citations; remove and transport dead animals from any public area and dispose of their remains; transport sick, wounded or injured animals to an animal clinic or animal hospital; and performs other related work. The Biddeford Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency and offers an excellent wage and benefits package. Pay range starts at $22.91 for a 40 hour work week, previous work experience will be considered.   

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Application

The successful candidate must pass an in-depth background investigation to include a polygraph examination. Applications and employment information may be obtained in person at the Biddeford Police Department,  39 Alfred Street or by visiting this link online application (PDF)  Please submit an application to Starr Cloutier, Biddeford Police Department, 39 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is acquired.

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Professional Standards Support

The City of Biddeford, an Equal Opportunity Employer, currently has an immediate opening for a Professional Standards Support position. This position is responsible for administrative support work in the areas of law enforcement accreditation, document management, police administration, recruiting, inventory, and training. Work is performed with considerable independence, restricted only by departmental regulations, policies and administrative review.

The Biddeford Police Department is a progressive law enforcement agency and offers an excellent wage and benefits package.  Lateral entry is available to qualified candidates. Pay range starts at $22.16 – $27.49 for a 40 hour work week.  The City of Biddeford offers a competitive benefits package including lateral entry consideration for vacation time based on the collective bargaining agreement.

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Application

The successful candidate must pass an in-depth background investigation to include a polygraph examination. Applications and employment information may be obtained in person at the Biddeford Police Department, 39 Alfred Street or by visiting this link: online application (PDF) Please submit an application to Starr Cloutier, Biddeford Police Department, 39 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is acquired.

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Auxiliary Traffic Control Personnel (ATCP)

The City of Biddeford, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has immediate openings for an ATCP member. Auxiliary Traffic Control Personnel (ATCP) are responsible for directing vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic as incidents develop throughout the city, as determined by the competent authority.   The work involves extended traffic and/or pedestrian direction in order to relieve patrol officers/firefighters, so they can tend to other police/fire functions and public safety needs.  ATCP will use their privately-owned vehicle (POV) or the ATCP van to respond to scenes. Specific work instructions and schedules are directed by the C.O.P.E. unit supervisor.

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Requirements

  • Must maintain a registered, inspected, and insured vehicle to respond to and use during assigned incidents and functions;
  • Must be 18 years of age or older;
  • Must successfully pass a thorough criminal history and background check;
  • Must have a valid Maine Driver’s License;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a Maine resident.

Guide & Application

If you are interested in becoming a member of the ATCP team, please view the ATCP Informational Guide. For more information, call Sergeant Steven Gorton at (207) 282-5127.