Board of Appeals – 2  Position

Responsibilities: Assists in the administration of the City’s Zoning ordinance by reviewing decisions of the Building Inspector, approving conditional uses and granting variances. The Board functions in a quasi-judicial capacity and members must be able to hold public hearings, make findings of fact and conclusions of law based upon applicable state and local zoning laws, and issue written decisions setting forth their findings and conclusions.

Board of Assessment Review –1

Responsibilities: The Board has power to grant property tax abatements pursuant to state law and to determine the tax exempt status of real and personal property. It functions in a quasi- judicial capacity and members must be able to hold public hearings, make findings of fact and conclusions of law in accordance with state law, and issue written decisions setting forth their findings and conclusions.

Qualifications: Members need the background necessary to be able to determine the value of real and personal property. Members should be familiar with the several geographical areas of the City, e.g. the waterfront, downtown, Munjoy Hill, Deering, etc.

Fish Exchange Class B - 1

The Class A Director shall be either 1) an individual engaged primarily in the business of fishing or harvesting fish, either for their own account, as a partner or employee, and whose vessel is home ported in the State of Maine, or 2) a registered Seller Representative in good standing with the Exchange. No person will be eligible to be appointed as a Class A Director unless he or she has transacted business with the corporation during the 12 months immediately preceding his or her appointment. At least one Class A Director shall either be a resident of the City of Portland or be employed or contracted and, during his or her term remain employed or contracted, by a vessel whose home port is the City of Portland.

Portland Fish Exchange A – (Primarily engaged in fishing/harvesting fish)
Portland Fish Exchange B – (Primarily engaged in processing/purchasing fish/fish products
Portland Fish Exchange C – (From Public at Large)
Portland Fish Exchange D – (Usually member of City Council)
Portland Fish Exchange E - (City Manager or Appointee)

Planning Board - 2

The Portland Planning Board has responsibility to recommend adoption and amendments to the comprehensive plan of the City of Portland, and to advise the City Council and Departments on implementation measures for the plan. The Board has jurisdiction to hear, review and approve applications for development including site plans, subdivisions, street vacations, shore land zone, and other regulations governing development as appropriate. The Planning Board makes recommendations to the City Council on applications for zoning text and map amendments, contract rezoning’s, and amendments to or substantial revisions of the Zoning Ordinance.
Police Citizen Review Subcommittee - 3

The City is recruiting for the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee (PCRS) of the Civil Service Commission. The PCRS reviews the process of police internal investigations of citizens’ complaints against police officers, solicits public input on the police citizen complaint process, reports to the City Manager on the results of their case review, and issues recommendations for improving the internal affairs investigation process, training and public confidence in the citizen complaint process.

Qualifications: The City is looking for a diverse group of Portland residents who are fair-minded, analytical and of good moral character.

Disqualifications: Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if s/he is a present or former employee of the City or City Council, and the applicant or any member of the applicant’s immediate family is or has been a Portland police officer, been arrested by a Portland police officer, filed a complaint with the internal affairs unit alleging a civil rights violation or criminal offense, or brought suit against the Portland police department.

Additional information is available in the City Clerk’s office, on the City’s website at or at 874-8677. Deadline for submission is January 13, 2017. Please send a resume and cover letter to Appointments Committee Chairman, c/o City Clerk, 389 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101 or Applicants will be contacted for interviews.