Kennebec County Sheriff's Office
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Position Available

Kennebec County Sheriff's Office

Patrol Division


The Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the full time position of Patrol Deputy.

Kennebec County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage diversity in our workforce. Applicants will be considered on the basis of ability. All interested, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

JOB PURPOSE:

Protects citizens by preventing crime; enforcing laws; apprehending suspects; monitoring traffic in designated areas throughout Kennebec County.

OPPORTUNITY:

Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office offers specialized training in Dive and Rescue, Canine unit, Accident Reconstruction and Major Crimes Unit. See more about our agency at kennebecso.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required qualifications:

    Completion of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Law Enforcement Pre-Service Training Program, High School Diploma or equivalent, knowledge of criminal and motor vehicle laws, experience and training in law enforcement or in the military.
  • Preferred qualifications:

    Completion of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program (BLETP) at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (or waiver for equivalent); college degree(s) or completion of Criminal Justice Program.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

We offer a generous starting salary and lateral transfer for qualified candidates. We also offer a comprehensive and affordable benefit package which includes health and dental insurance, Income Protection Plan, MainePERS (Maine State Retirement) and multiple deferred compensation plans.

REPORTS TO:

Patrol Supervisor(s)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Preventing crime by explaining and enforcing applicable federal, state, county, and local laws and ordinances; teaching preventative, protective, and defensive tactics; mediating disputes; patrolling assigned area; responding to notices of disturbances; conducting searches; observing suspicious activities; detaining suspects. Any additional assignments as directed by the Sheriff or his designee.


Law Enforcement Employment Form

or if you'd prefer to fill it out by hand:

Law Enforcement Employment Application (PDF)


If you are selected, Human Resources will contact you to set up an interview. You will need to bring the following documents with you:


  • A copy of high school diploma or G.E.D.

  • A copy of college degree (if applicable)

  • A copy of military discharge DD Form 214 – Long Form (if applicable)

  • A copy of Alert Test - MCJA

  • Physician's Certification - MCJA

You will also need to know your Social Security Number.

If you fill out the PDF application, it may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Human Resources Manager
125 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04330

Alternatively, they can be emailed to human-resources@kennebecso.com

Equal Opportunity Employer