Employment Opportunity with UMPD — Police Sergeant

UMaine Police Department is now accepting applications for a police sergeant position. This is a full time permanent position within the Department at the current rate of pay and benefits as provided by the agreement between the University of Maine System and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #100. Starting salary may be $28.52, $35.64 with Maine Criminal Justice Academy certification and lateral with experience.  

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Position Title: Police Sergeant (id:77205)
Campus: Orono
Department: Police Department – OSEC
Bargaining Unit: Police
Location: Orono ME

Statement of the Job:

UMaine Police Department is now accepting applications for a police sergeant position. This is a full time permanent position within the Department at the current rate of pay and benefits as provided by the agreement between the University of Maine System and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #100. Starting salary may be $28.52, $35.64 with Maine Criminal Justice Academy certification and lateral with experience.  

This classification is responsible for supervising the work of Police Officers and performs the work of a Police Officer.

Work is primarily non-routine in nature, with the responsibility to coordinate work of sworn and non-sworn police staff on a daily basis. Incumbents understand the full scope of Police operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Police staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Coordinates and participates in daily assignments which includes scheduling staff, monitoring performance, handling complex situations or cases, and/or performing related duties.
  • 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.
  • Prepares suspect illness and injury, accident, arrest, and administrative reports.
  • Controls vehicle and pedestrian traffic to assure smooth flow of traffic, which includes directing traffic and issuing citations for moving and/or parking violations.
  • 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

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System’s flagship institution. UMaine is the state’s public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at 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.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Applicants need to be a full time MCJA certified police officer with a minimum of three years of law enforcement experience, an Associate’s degree or the equivalent of 60 hours of college coursework or equivalent police work/military experience, and have a valid Maine driver’s license.

Required Knowledge:

  • Customer service principles
  • Supervisory principles
  • Modern police practices and methods
  • Departmental procedures, rules and regulations
  • Effective methods of investigation
  • Applicable Federal and State laws, city ordinances, and laws of  arrest
  • Recordkeeping principles
  • Modern office equipment and practices
  • Computers and related software applications

Classification skill requirements:

  • Providing exemplary customer service
  • Prioritizing and assigning work
  • Monitoring and evaluating employees
  • Enforcing Federal and State laws, city ordinances, and University conduct codes
  • Analyzing situations quickly and objectively
  • Operating a police vehicle and other police related equipment
  • Maintaining required records and preparing reports
  • Using computers and related software applications
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, bodily fluids, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.

Other Information

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  • a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references
  • 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.

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, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

Apply Online: Police Sergeant (UMaine)