The Harbor Management Commission is accepting resumes from Fairfield residents interested in being considered for the position of Southport harbormaster.

All applicants' resumes must be accompanied by a letter expressing interest in applying for the position and summarizing their qualifications.

The post has been held for many years by Pat Carroll, a former detective with the Police Department.

"Our town has been very fortunate to have Pat Carroll serve with such distinction as Southport harbormaster for the past 22 years," First Selectman Michael Tetreau said in a statement. "Pat's dedication is truly remarkable and is very much appreciated. I hope that we will be able to find someone just as worthy to fill this important role."

The Southport harbormaster is a state official appointed by the governor for a three-year term. The harbormaster serves as an ex-officio member of the Harbor Management Commission and is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Southport Harbor. It is the responsibility of the harbormaster to assist the commission with implementation of the Southport Harbor Management Plan adopted by the Representative Town Meeting and approved by the state.

The harbormaster also must work cooperatively with the Police Department, state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Shellfish Commission, and all other agencies and organizations with responsibilities affecting Southport Harbor.

The position is a part-time job, and pays $660 a month, plus expenses such as printing and mailing. The state also pays a one-time annual payment of $750.

Letters of interest and resumes must be submitted to Mary von Conta, Fairfield Harbor Management Commission, P.O. Box 617, Southport CT 06890, no later than Nov. 15. No email submittals will be accepted.

The commission will review all submittals and provide a list of recommended nominees to the governor. According to state statutes, the governor must appoint the harbormaster from a list of not fewer than three nominees provided by the harbor commission. The governor may request additional information directly from the nominees prior to making an appointment.

Interested persons with questions or seeking more information, should email