Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police

in Cumberland County, ME

Job Description


Portland Police Department -

This is a highly responsible position working as an assistant to the Chief of Police. The successful candidate will also provide support to the police attorney and back-up to the Chief’s staff.  Work involves a wide variety of administrative activities in a confidential and fast-paced work environment, including calendar and schedule management, composing and preparing correspondence, and responding to a wide array of public inquiries.  Coordination of city-wide committees to include taking minutes, developing agendas, and assisting with the facilitation of meetings will be required. Special project and event coordination for the department will be an additional focus, as well as social media and addressing some website needs of the department.   

Requirements:  The ability to apply the principles of good human relations and communication skills; the ability to make independent decisions; considerable established experience in responsible clerical and administrative work; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, elected officials, and the public and to deal with public relations concerns courteously and tactfully; maintain up to date technology skills in Excel and Google Suite, excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to maintain highly confidential information.  Police background check and administrative testing will be required. Previous law enforcement experience is not required. 

Non-Union – Grade B23 – Annual pay range starting at $41,886, and includes an excellent benefits package. 


***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***     As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment.  If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland. 

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Job Posting: 771323

Posted On: Jun 20, 2022

Updated On: Jul 08, 2022