Part Time Patrol Officer & Parking Enforcement Officer

Phippsburg Police Department

Police Officer - Part Time

The Phippsburg Police Department is looking to fill two Part-time Patrol Officer positions for a small, community-service oriented department.

The position requires approximately 500 hours annually, including training time. The majority of those hours are worked from Memorial Day through Labor Day, including evening and weekend shifts when summer tourism is the busiest. Occasional offseason (October-April) shifts will be expected as well.

Candidates must be 21 years old, possess a valid Maine driver’s license, possess a High School Diploma or GED, have no criminal history, and pass an extensive background check, physical, psychological exam, polygraph examination, and drug test. Seeking applicants with strong communication skills. The rate of pay starts at $22 per hour with the possibility of an increase July 1st. Preference given to applicants who have completed the Phase I and Phase II Pre-Service Training Programs. Candidates who have not attended the Pre-Service Training will be expected to attend the Pre-Service Training in May that is held in Auburn. Students must be 21 years old, or 20 years old with at least 60 credits from an accredited college, or age 19, currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education program.

Part-TIme Parking Enforcement Officer

The Phippsburg Police Department is looking to fill one part-time, seasonal parking enforcement positions, responsible for the enforcement of all Town parking ordinances and for regulating traffic at Popham State Park, Totman Cove and town landings. These are entry-level positions, with a starting rate up to $18.20/hour based on experience. One position is full-time during the summer season (June 14 – Labor Day, 40 hours a week, five 8-hour shifts). This position includes weekends and holiday hours. Some shifts will be required to complete training prior to June 14th. Uniforms and equipment are provided. The Town reimburses mileage for use of personal vehicles while on duty. There are required online trainings as well as tactical training with pepper spray. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to complete the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Alert test score. Information can be found on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy webpage.

The Parking Enforcement Officers work under the general supervision of the Police Chief with frequent guidance and oversight. The essential functions are directing traffic, ticketing, report writing, towing vehicles, recording parking tickets in the database, installation of “No-Parking” signs, and sending out reminder notices. Candidates must be 18 years of age by May 1st, 2023. Candidates must pass an extensive background check, physical, psychological exam, polygraph examination.


The Town of Phippsburg will provide all uniforms, equipment and will pay for training when hired. The starting rate of pay is commensurate with experience. The Department will give preference to candidates who can make a two-year commitment.


Applications can be downloaded online at or be picked up in person at the Phippsburg Town Hall during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9-1 and 2-5).


Please submit a cover letter and a completed application (including the M.C.J.A Alert test score and Physical Assessment test scores) to the Town of Phippsburg. Details about requirements can be found on the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with a deadline of March 20th or until a candidate is found. We encourage applicants who have part-time or full-time certification to apply, however we are willing to train the right candidate.

Questions should be directed to Chief John B. Skroski at (207) 389-2653 and during business hours.


The Town of Phippsburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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