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          Conditions of Employment with Marine Patrol
          Hiring and Selection for Marine Patrol
          How to apply for Marine Patrol
  

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We are currently accepting applications for Marine Patrol Officer.


  

     Job Requirements for Marine Patrol

 
The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

All Marine Patrol Officer applicants must meet the following qualifications:

In order to qualify, you must have 

  • a high school diploma or equivalent

  • be at least twenty-one (21) years of age unless the applicant has an associate's degree or 60 hours of post secondary education in which case the applicant must be at least 20 years of age.

  • and have no criminal or extensive motor vehicle record.  

  • LICENSING REQUIREMENT:  You must have or be able to obtain a valid State of Maine motor vehicle operator's license.  

  • Proof of age (e.g. legible copy of birth certificate or driver's license) and a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent MUST accompany your application.

  • Please attach with the Direct Hire application, proof of age (copy of drivers license) and a high school diploma or equivalent certificate and the written results of the Alert Test and PFT. (see application information)

Note: Applicants must not have criminal or extensive motor vehicle records. Current drug use is prohibited. Also see Automatic Disqualifiers

 

     AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS:

 

  1. Have been found guilty of murder or any crime classified in Maine as a Class A, Class B, or Class C crime (any Felony) or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine;

  2. Have been found guilty of any crime classified in Maine law as a Class D crime (misdemeanor with a maximum possible term of imprisonment of less than one year) or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine;

  3. Have been found guilty of any of the following provisions of the Maine Criminal Code or a conviction for any equivalent crime in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine:  
         1)        Chapter 15 (Theft);
         2)        Chapter 19 (Falsification in Official Matters);
         3)        Chapter 25 (Bribery and Corrupt Practices); or
         4)        Chapter 45 (Drugs);  

  4. Must not have engaged in any conduct that is penalized in the State of Maine as Murder, Class A, Class B, Class C, or Class D crime, or any provision of the Maine Criminal Code, Chapters 15, 19, 25, or 45; or engaged in such conduct in another jurisdiction outside the State of Maine, unless that conduct is not punishable as a crime under the laws of that jurisdiction;

  5. Have been found guilty of any crime that is a violation of the domestic abuse provisions of any state or federal statutes.

  6. Have been found guilty of operating-under-the-influence (O.U.I.) of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs within the 10 years prior to application;

  7. Have been adjudicated to have committed a 0.02 violation within the ten (10) years prior to application;

  8. Illegally sold scheduled drugs or drugs which require a prescription;

  9. Engaged in illegal drug use beyond what is considered as experimental;

  10. Is currently abusing drugs or alcohol; or

  11. Falsify or misrepresent a material fact when interviewed during the Background Investigation, or the Polygraph Examination, or on the Pre-polygraph questionnaire.

  12. After a final interview, a job offer is made. Employment is contingent upon the outcomes of a physical examination, polygraph examination, psychological examination and swim test.

 

     Conditions of Employment with Marine Patrol

 
The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

A new Maine Marine Patrol Officer or trainee must:

 
Successfully complete a 18 week training program provided at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. 

Successfully complete advanced Marine Patrol in-house training.

Satisfactorily complete a 45 day field training program within the first 6 months of employment.

Note:  It is important to remember that MPO's work out of their homes and are on call 24 hours a day while on duty status. In addition, MPO's work weekends and at times are required to work extended hours. The hours and nature of the environment that officers must subject themselves can effect family and social activities. Although, the nature of the work is demanding and often challenging, the rewards acquired in this type of work can be substantial.

The Maine Department of Marine Resources is looking for highly-motivated, self-initiated individuals to fill vacant patrol positions along the coast of Maine.

 

 

     Hiring and Selection for Marine Patrol

 
     The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

The entire process will consist of the following:

  • Written Alert Test (must be completed prior to applying for this position and must accompany your application package) Applicants must contact MCJA at (207) 877-8000 in order to schedule the Alert Test and PFT. The Alert Test is held at the Academy on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. A minimum passing score of 37 is required. The PFT is also held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Applicants must score in the 40th percentile or above based on the Cooper Standards. Results of the Alert Test and PFT must accompany your application package.

  • Physical Fitness Test (P/F) (click for test specs) (there is a $35.00 non-refundable fee for this test)

  • Application Evaluation - Applications are reviewed to verify that each candidate meets the established minimum requirements listed on the Career Opportunity Bulletin.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements are disqualified from further consideration as candidates.

  • Screening interview -  All applicants successfully meeting the Minimum Requirements and passing the Alert Test and PFT will be scheduled for a Screening interview.  Screening interviews are held in April and October.  The Screening interview is a  structured interview that evaluates applicant's skills in the areas of Commitment & Independence; Judgment & Logic; Decision Making/Decisiveness; Tact & Diplomacy; and Communication Skills.  The Screening interview evaluation is based on a scoring system of zero to four, with zero being unsatisfactory and four being outstanding.  Applicants must obtain a final converted score of 80 or higher to continue on in the testing process.  The Screening interview counts as 100% of the final score and will determine the ranking structure of the Employment Register.

  • Employment Register - Applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process will be placed on an Employment Register for this classification. Candidates remain active on this register for six months beginning on the date that the register is finalized. Names will be drawn from this register for INTERVIEWS as positions become open.

  • Background check

  • Polygraph test

  • Psychological evaluation

  • Medical exam

  • Swim test

  • Final selection interview

 

     How to apply for Marine Patrol?

 

The State of Maine is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

You must complete State of Maine Direct Hire Application: (You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader) Direct Hire Application available at both the Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta and all Maine Job Service Offices.  You can also download the application by clicking here.  Be thorough in describing your education, training and work experience (paid and unpaid) on your application form.

Department of Marine Resources
Lieutenant Marlowe Sonksen
State House Station 21
Augusta, Maine 04333-0021
(207) 624-6588

You must attach proof of age (copy of drivers license) and a high school diploma or equivalent certificate and the written results of the Alert Test and PFT with your Direct Hire application in order for it to be processed.  All incomplete applications will be returned.

You should be aware before starting the application process that you will automatically be eliminated for any of the Automatic Disqualifiers.

 

 


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