Sagadahoc County Employment Opportunities
Sagadahoc County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For any questions about the positions listed on this page please contact Human Resources Director, Jessica Grey.

For all positions, unless otherwise noted please use this application.


The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is Hiring!

Patrol Deputy

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office is actively recruiting new Patrol Deputies.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package to include generous vacation, 13 paid holidays, sick leave, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, UNUM supplemental insurance, employee assistance, uniforms and equipment.

The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office offers a 4 on 3 off work schedule with rotating days off. No flipping from days to nights or vice versa, your assigned shift is set every year.

As of July 1, 2022, the base pay will range from $23.61 to $30.40 per hour. Additional pay steps at every year.   Lateral entry base pay up to step 5 - $28.38 an hour.

Incentives offered for post-secondary education, shift differential and specialty pay!  Overtime and special details are ample.  

Sagadahoc County is part of the MPERS retirement system, Plan 3-C for Law Enforcement Officers. Deputies are eligible to retire after 25 years at 2/3 pay with a COLA. There is no age limit. Applicants can also choose a VOYA 457 retirement plan as well.

Applicants should also consider the unique opportunities the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office has to offer. As a self-reliant agency that staffs a patrol division, transport division, civil process division and a criminal investigation division, we are able to provide unique and interesting opportunities for those seeking job satisfaction or advancement. We work in conjunction with a dispatch center located in our building that generates excellent working relationships.

Sagadahoc County Deputies have take-home cruisers assigned to them. This affords greater flexibility and response to calls when coming to and from assigned shift, all the while allowing better service to the citizens of our communities.

There are several opportunities for Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputies to work within specialized units/assignments. We offer assignments for the following specialties:

• K9 Handler
• Criminal Investigation
• Crash Reconstruction
• Crime Scene Investigation
• Drug Recognition Expert
• Field Training Officer
• Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) Investigator.

In addition to the listed specialties, we train officers to be skilled instructors in various fields including EVOC, MARC, Firearms, SFST, Intoxilyzer Instructor, Crash Reconstruction, Forensic Mapping, Crisis Intervention, ALICE Instructor, CPR Instructor, Taser, Less Lethal Munitions, Physical Fitness Instructor, and Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle armorers.   Deputies have firearms training monthly. 

Sagadahoc County is an exciting place to live and work. Sagadahoc County is comprised of ten communities and we are just 30 minutes from Portland and 30 Minutes from Augusta. Popham Beach, Reid State Park and Sebasco Harbor Resort are within our jurisdiction and there are many hiking trails and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Applicants are not required to have a degree but must be 21 years old to apply. If you are 20 years of age, you must have a minimum of 60 credit hours.

Applicants are also required to have already taken and passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Alert and Physical Fitness Test. You must submit these results with your application.

Please visit the Maine Criminal Justice Academy website for the upcoming Alert and Physical Fitness Testing dates, times, and locations. The Academy website is or call 207-877-8000 for more information.

MCJA Certified Blue-Pins are encouraged to apply. Check us out

Applications must send in a Sagadahoc County Employment Application and a resume.

Employment Application.pdf

Employment Application (Word Format)

 For further information, please contact the Sagadahoc County Human Resources Department at 207-443-8202 or online at   

Sagadahoc County is an equal opportunity employer


Public Safety Line Dispatcher

Hourly pay range is from $24.81-$29.20.

Plus $.50 per hour shift differential for evening shift and $1.00 per hour for overnight shift.

 Both hourly rate and earned paid time off will be considered for any lateral entry candidates.

The Sagadahoc County Communications Center is accepting applications for a current vacancy and potential future openings for a Public Safety Line Dispatcher. Public Safety Dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls for all of Sagadahoc County and provide emergency and non-emergency dispatch services for law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services.

These union positions are rotating-shift positions, including nights, weekends, and holidays, as well as periodic overtime. Current schedule is four 10-hour shifts per week. There is room for professional growth within our organization chart. Retire after 25 years and enjoy an excellent benefit package, and other union contract perks including, educational stipend, EMD/EFD Q hourly stipend and much more. Our dispatch center is a true family atmosphere that embodies the teamwork work attitude, while stressful at times this career can be extremely rewarding.

This non-supervisory position requires significant interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written, and use of radio, teletype, computers, and the Enhanced 9-1-1 telephone system. Teamwork, and the ability to work effectively under stress while keeping a strict attention to detail is essential. Direct entry of information into computers as received is necessary.

A high school diploma (or GED) and an exemplary background are required. Candidates must work well with the public and with public safety officials and organizations. Applicants must be willing to submit to a written and physical examination, as well as a background check and a polygraph test. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be tested for a keyboard skill requirement of 30 WPM. Prior dispatch and/or communications skills are helpful, but not required.


Any questions or to apply, submit a resume and cover letter to

This hiring process will remain open until the position is filled.


Sagadahoc County is an equal opportunity employer.