City of Portland - Seasonal Port Security Staff


Public Buildings and Waterfront Department – Portland Ocean Terminal and Ocean Gateway Terminal (May – November) -

The City of Portland’s 2023 Cruise Ship Season is quickly approaching, and we are happy to offer seasonal part-time port security positions to qualified and interested individuals.  Well qualified candidates will be reliable, have a friendly disposition, possess great customer service skills, hold an innate desire to help others, and can pay attention to details and detect problems while multitasking.  The position will require staff to stand for at least three hours at a time and work shifts a minimum of six hours.  Cruise Ships make port calls in the City of Portland from the end of May to the beginning of November, so planning and dressing for Maine’s ever changing weather conditions is an invaluable talent.  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays throughout the seasons based on port calls is appreciated. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Pay rate is $20/hour.

Accepting applications until vacancies are filled


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The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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