The City seeks to employ the most qualified persons possible when there is a vacancy. Within the limits of time during which a position must be filled, there shall be as wide a search for qualified candidates as is practicable. The character of this search will vary from position to position, but may include internal posting, advertising, open competitive examination, and contact with special sources of information in each case. It shall be the duty of the Mayor, through the City Administrator and the Human Resources Director, to seek out the most desirable employees for the City.
A. The employment of all personnel shall be the responsibility of the Mayor through the City Administrator and the Human Resources Director.
B. All applicants must submit a written application for employment.
C. Upon appointment or promotion, all employees shall be subject to a period of probation. This period shall be for a period of six (6) months, unless otherwise specified. During the probationary period, the appointing authority may remove the probationer at any time if his or her work and conduct are found to be below satisfactory standards.
Notice of Non-discrimination
The policy of the City of Westbrook is to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran's status or any other category under state and local laws. This statement is a reflection of the City of Westbrook and refers to, but is not limited to, the provisions of the following laws:
Titles IV, VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - race color, national origin
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) - disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) - disability
Maine Human Rights Act (5 M.R.S.A. §§ 4551-4660-A)
The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and laws above:
Human Resources Director
City of Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 854-9105 Ext. 1213
Inquiries regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and/or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 also, or instead, may be directed to:
Commission for Human Rights
#51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Maine Relay 711
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Tel. (800) 669-4000