Background investigation documents

Attached below are the files required to be completed as part of our pre-employment background investigation.  In order to move forward in the hiring process, these  documents need to be completed by the date of your oral board interview. 


  • Background Booklet- This is a PDF that can be completed digitally or printed and filled out by hand. Note: If you are filling out the PDF digitally, download the file to your desktop before starting in order to save your information. Once completed, you can either return as a digital file to srd@portlandmaine.gov by the date of your interview or print and bring with you at the time of your interview. 


The following documents need to be signed by hand 

(NOT DIGITALLY) and delivered in hard copy on the day of your interview. 


  • CBC Release Form- This form needs to be signed by hand, NOT DIGITALLY and returned. 


  • General Release Forms (Release Type I & Release Type II): Please sign, date at the bottom of the form with witness. This form needs to be signed by hand, NOT DIGITALLY. 


  • Military Information Release ** Only for active or prior military personnel***- This form needs to be signed by hand, NOT DIGITALLY. 


All background booklets and additional forms need to be submitted either digitally or in person  AT THE TIME OF YOUR INTERVIEW.