How to Apply for City Jobs
Please carefully read all application instructions and submit copies of all required licenses / certifications for your application to be considered. You may apply for a position by using one of the following; it is not necessary to use two or more:

  • Apply online
  • Submit cover letter and resume via email to
  • Fax application / cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Office at 207-874-8937
  • Send application / cover letter and resume to:
    City of Portland
    Human Resources Office
    389 Congress St., Room 115
    Portland, ME 04101
  • Apply in person at the Human Resources Office in City Hall, Room 115

What Happens to My Application Once Submitted?

Applications / resumes submitted for actual openings are held in Human Resources until the application period has closed and then are forwarded to the department with the position for review and consideration. Only those applications/resumes that meet the minimum qualifications for the position can be considered. Therefore, it is very important applicants apply only for those positions which they are qualified for based on knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if they are selected for further consideration, or not selected to fill the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its work force. We are an affirmative action / equal employment opportunity employer.

Employee Benefits

All permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes:
  • 12.5 paid holidays
  • Paid employee health insurance
  • Sick and vacation leave
  • Pension options
  • Optional dental, life, and income protection insurance
  • Tuition reduction / scholarship programs with Kaplan University and USM
Part-time employees may be eligible for a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.