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Career Opportunities


The City of Caribou is accepting applications for a full time Police Officer.  Applicant must have a high school diploma, 200-hour police course certificate and will be required to pass the Maine Criminal Justice Academy prescribed physical aptitude test, oral examinations, physical and psychological examination and criminal background check including a polygraph examination.  Applicant must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.  Any of the following would be a plus: Associate or Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice (education incentive offered), Academy Blue Pin or law enforcement experience.

The Caribou Police Department operates on a 12-hour schedule-3 on/3 off and offers competitive wages with excellent health benefits.  Retirement benefit includes 25-year Maine State Retirement with no minimum age. Overtime includes regular overtime and special details, including ATV patrols; Homeland Security patrols; Bureau of Highway Safety-seatbelt, OUI, speed and distracted driving patrols; underage drinking enforcement; and others. The City of Caribou is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are available at the Caribou Police Department and here.  For questions, please call 207-493-3301.

Please submit application, resume and cover letter to:

Chief Michael Gahagan

Caribou Police Department

25 High Street

Caribou, ME 04736

Water/Wastewater Technician

Caribou Utilities District 

The Caribou Utilities District is an independent, quasi-municipal organization providing vital public health and safety services to 2,000 customers in the City of Caribou. We are currently seeking an entry level operator technician. The successful applicant will learn all operational aspects of a municipal water distribution and treatment system and a municipal wastewater collection and treatment system. The person selected will possess the ability and desire to rapidly achieve proper licensing and become a responsible operator of critical processes and systems. Certain physical capabilities are required as is a mechanical and technical aptitude. Must have a high school diploma and meaningful work experience. CDL, post-secondary education in environmental science, industrial electronics or mechanical and electrical trades is preferred. Computer and writing skills are desirable. A competitive hourly wage and an attractive benefits package is available. References, a criminal background check, pre-employment physical and illegal substance testing will be required. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to the Caribou Utilities District, P.O. Box 879, Caribou, Maine 04736 to be considered for employment. For a complete job description provided via email, please contact the Caribou Utilities District at 207-496-0911. This position will remain available until a qualified person is hired. The Caribou Utilities District is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 to $19.00 /hour DOE

Reserve Officer

The City of Caribou is presently seeking candidates to add to its roster for Reserve Officers. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, hold a valid Maine driver’s license with no adverse driving record, and have passed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy ALERT test. Preference will be given to candidates who have successfully completed the Maine Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Pre-Service Program. The pay rate for Reserve Officers is $14.00 per hour.

Submit application, resume and cover letter to:

Chief Michael Gahagan, Caribou Police Department, 25 High Street, Caribou, ME 04736

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