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Patrol Deputy- Penobscot County

Start Date: April 03, 2024 | End Date: September 30, 2024
County: Penobscot County
Job Type: Public Safety - Police

Hours:  Full-Time, Non-exempt (hourly)

Pay Scale: $28.78-$35.13


POSTING DATE:  Immediate        


CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled


How to Apply

You may pick up an application in person at 97 Hammond Street, Bangor ME, Human Relations Office or on our website at


Submit completed application to or:


Penobscot County

Attn:  Human Relations

97 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME  04401


Job Description

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for Patrol Deputies. Patrol Deputies are responsible for the enforcement of Maine State Laws and the maintenance of the public’s safety and security. Work includes patrolling assigned areas, maintaining assigned equipment, and general law enforcement responsibilities. A Deputy’s work requires strength in public relations and maintaining a high standard of professionalism. Work is performed under general supervision.


Sign on Bonus

*$2,000 Sign-on Bonus- New Hires only (rehires are not eligible)- $1,000 paid out after completion of 3 months, remaining $1,000 paid out after 6 months*



Penobscot County offers health, dental, life & AD&D, and vision insurance for its full-time employees as well as paid holidays, sick leave, comp time, and vacation (pay based on length of service). Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, cancer, and short-term/long term disability plans. Employees have access to an employee gym. Penobscot County participates in the Maine State Retirement System and offers a 457(b) program.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Preference will be given to Academy certified candidates (full or part-time)
  2. Minimum 21 years of age.
  3. High School Diploma/G.E.D.
  4. Successful completion of departmental testing, screening, and oral boards.
  5. Must successfully pass a full criminal and motor vehicle background check.
  6. Must have a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.
  7. Successfully complete physical assessment.



  1. Successfully pass a full personal, criminal, and motor vehicle background check.
  2. Successfully complete physical assessment based on the Departmental Functional Job Description.
  3. Successfully complete a Polygraph.
  4. Successfully pass pre-employment drug screening.



Penobscot County provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.