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.


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 Communications Center

Job Title: Public Safety Dispatcher Line Supervisor

Pay Grade: Established by the SCCA Collective Bargaining Agreement / $31.17-$34.44

Pay and paid time off can be negotiated based on experience and training.

Job Relationship:

Responsible to the Director and Deputy Director of the Sagadahoc County Communications Center. Manner of review and approval or work: through direct observation of activities.

Job Summary:

A fully trained Public Safety Dispatcher who serves as the shift supervisor on duty. Maintains all skill levels outlined in the line dispatcher job description and serves as senior dispatcher on shift after hours.

Full-Time Hours: 40/Week

The duties above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Full Job description will be provided to any interested candidates. Please send a resume and cover letter to Director Mike Carter at for further details and an employment application.


Job Title: Emergency Management Director                 
Department: Emergency Management Agency     
Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000

Job Relationship:   

  1. Responsible to: Sagadahoc County Administrator.
  2. Supervises: EMA department personnel and volunteer staff (if any)
  3. Manner of Review and Approval: Work is directed through established policies and procedures and specific program guidelines.  Work is reviewed by the Administrator through reports, meetings and observation of activities.

Employee Definition:     Full-time, Salaried             Hours:   40     FLSA: Exempt          

Job Summary:

Plans, organizes, and directs the EMA programs of the County.  Acts as the chief County representative on all EMA matters and coordinates activities of the County EMA with other Federal, State, County and local agencies having EMA responsibilities.  The County EMA is funded in part by the Federal Government.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the planning, organizing and implementation of EMA activities, conferring as necessary with State EMA and with neighboring County and Local EMAs to assure that its activities are an integral and coordinated part of the overall County, State and national programs.
  • Keeps the County Commissioners and Administrator fully and regularly (monthly preferred) informed on all EMA matters and acts as their personal representative with other governmental and private organizations concerned with EMA.
  • Advises the Administrator on the needs of EMA; is responsible for preparing the County EMA budget and requests for participation in the Federal financial assistance programs.
  • Analyzes and evaluates established policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Directs a public information program to keep all citizens of the County informed as to the activities of the EMA, and of the part which every citizen should play in the EMA program.
  • Activates and manages the County EOC and various response and recovery teams.
  • Develops, for commissioner approval, and maintains a County Emergency Operations Plan; a Public Information and Resource Coordinator; a County Hazard Mitigation Plan; and a public emergency preparedness program (through regular contact with agency heads, media, business, school officials, civic and professional organizations, etc.).
  • Establishes and maintains an emergency warning system throughout the County, with the Communications and Sheriff’s Departments.
  • Establishes and maintains EMA services not available to the public through other governmental entities.
  • Serves as Treasurer LEPC/Coordinating Official for HAZMAT emergencies.
  • Positively engages with local officials in all ten municipalities.
  • Maintains and fosters excellent relationships with businesses, non-profits, community organizations to drive best outcomes for EMA objectives.
  • In conjunction with the Deputy Director, develops and coordinates effective Emergency Operations Planning for the entire County, in conformance with state law, and with the assistance of departments, agencies and municipalities involved in EMA activities. Coordinates a training program to prepare the EMA organizations within the County for emergency operations.  Coordinates participation of the local EMAs within the County for national, state, county and local emergency exercises.
  • Prepares applications for state and federal financial assistance and manages grants throughout the lifecycle.
  • During emergencies, coordinates County resources, reports County and local emergency response activities and conditions to State and requests assistance as needed for municipalities.
  • Coordinates damage assessment activities throughout the County and promptly reports damage assessment results to the State. Assists as required with FEMA/State/Local preliminary damage assessment and damage survey activities.
  • Organizes and directs Federal/State disaster assistance programs as required.
  • Provides coordination with Sagadahoc County Communications Center on a regular basis.
  • Serves as staff for the County Boards of Health and the LEPC.


This description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position and may change when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, technological development, etc.). 

Statute Reference:    Title 37-B § 781 et seq.

Working Conditions and Job Hazards:

The position is based on a 40-hour workweek.  However, availability may be required at any time for emergencies.  Availability is also required for evening meetings and mandatory training sessions.  General office conditions are good with no hazards.  Work involves some time spent in the field attending various meetings, training courses, and in developing and participating in training exercises.  Fieldwork in emergency situations may be hazardous.  Field work may expose employees to wide variety of hazards from floods to hazardous materials and chemicals.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation’s may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate controls, reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required to do the job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level varies from quiet to loud.


  1. Education and training: College degree or equivalent combination of education and life experience. Significant formal training in planning, administration, and training desired.
  2. Experience: A minimum of two years in emergency response or management is required. Experience in the areas of disaster relief and recovery, public safety, emergency services, management, public health, media relations and communications are also desirable.
  3. The director must be skilled in leadership, managing staff, exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions and be able to communicate with people at all levels. Initiative, imagination, and considerable knowledge of the methods of organization, planning, management, and supervision are essential.  Must have the ability to work with a high degree of independence.  Must be familiar with the structure, functions, and interrelationships of federal, State, County, and local governments, as well as their backgrounds and objectives.  Must possess the ability to deal effectively with state, county, and local government officials.
  4. Licenses or Certifications: A valid State of Maine class 3 driver's license and clear driving record are required. Career courses sponsored by the State and Federal Government are required as available.  A Certified Emergency Manager Maine is required within two years unless time is extended by the Commissioners.  The completion of all required NIMS training and the FEMA Professional Development Series are required within one year unless extended by the Administrator.
  5. Computer skills: Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) required.
  6. The director must have the ability to prepare and manage a departmental budget and must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. This job requires in-person work and is not eligible for remote work. Sagadahoc County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Please submit resume, and County job application form to Jessica Grey, HR Director. Applications are due by 12:00 noon on 10/06/2023.