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



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 ($31.56 per hour) is available to qualified candidates. Pay range starts at $27.13 per hour for a 42 hour work week (4 days on with 2 days off).



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).


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.



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.


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 is available to qualified candidates. Starting pay range is $23.20 to $25.58 per hour. Must be available to work nights, holidays and weekends.


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).


Parking Control Enforcement 

The City of Biddeford currently has no immediate openings for Parking Control Officers.  These positions involve limited enforcement work and are restricted to the enforcement of the City of Biddeford's parking ordinances and regulations as enacted by the City of Biddeford City Council and codified in the Municipal Code of Ordinances, or related statues that govern enforcement of parking regulations and restrictions


Parking Control Officers are be responsible for the enforcement of parking rules, regulations as regulated by the posting of appropriate signage, painted curbs, fire hydrants, or other similar parking control devices, or other violations of the City of Biddeford parking ordinances, or State of Maine law as it relates to the enforcement of on street and off street disability parking areas.


Qualified candidates must: 

  • Possess a valid State of Maine Operator's License
  • Be able to operate a department assigned vehicle safely and smoothly
  • Be able to understand and execute oral and written orders
  • Be able to deal courteously, but firmly, with the public
  • Be in good physical condition and ability to work under adverse weather conditions
  • Pass a criminal background check, polygraph exam and medical exam
  • Be available to work nights, holidays and weekends.


The position's starting pay is $15.00 per hour.

Applications are available at the Biddeford Police Department, 39 Alfred Street, Biddeford, Maine during normal business hours or by clicking here to download a pdf file.


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.



  • 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.