Employment Subcommittee

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To submit written public comment on an agenda item, please send an email to  employmentsubcommittee@portlandmaine.gov.  Submissions must be received by 12:00 PM the day before the Employment Subcommittee meeting to guarantee their inclusion in the agenda packet. 

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  • Elaine Edwards
  • Alan Freedman

About the Subcommittee

The Employment Subcommittee:
  • Approves written examinations for civil service testing and other elements of the testing process such as fitness and medical tests and job suitability exams
  • Participates in oral interviews with candidates
  • May hold hearings on discipline cases


To qualify as a committee member you must be a resident of Portland and be a person of good moral character. Although a familiarity with employment practices and the legal process would be helpful, they are not required. What is necessary is a desire to be involved in a critical but background role, a capacity for objective judgments, and good communication skills.

Anyone who is or has been a city employee or city councilor or anyone who is a relative of a present member of the police or fire departments is disqualified from becoming a committee member.