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The City of Portland, Oregon

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9-1-1 Bureau of Emergency Communications

Partners in Public Safety. Call 9-1-1: Save a Life, Report a Fire, Stop a Crime.

Phone: 503-823-0911

NON-EMER: 503-823-3333

PO Box 1927, Portland, OR 97207

Typing Test Instructions

Emergency Communications Dispatcher Trainee

Exam No. 2014-00115



Prior to submitting an application, you must obtain written verification of your typing speed and accuracy. Typing speed must be a net of at least 45 words per minute (using the formula provided on the Verification of Typing Speed Certificate). You may obtain a test at one of the following locations or other offices (most temporary employment agencies), which administer and validate typing tests in your city or state. Please follow the instructions for scheduling your test. Be sure to identify yourself as an applicant for the City of Portland 911 Dispatcher position and bring picture identification. Verification of Typing Speed Certificates dated before September 9, 2013, will not be accepted. Typing tests administered via an Internet pro­­­gram will not be accepted.   

Please take the Verification of Typing Speed Certificate form with you when you test and submit the completed certificate with your application. If you are applying online, download the form, print it and take it with you.  Please attach your completed Verification of Typing Speed Certificate on the same day you submit your online application.

Helpful Hint - Take the typing test as soon as possible, ensuring that it is completed prior to submitting your application. All applications MUST have valid proof of typing speed.  Applications received without valid proof of typing speed, or with typing speed of less than 45 words per minute net will be eliminated from further consideration.







Brooks Staffing 1130 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

Phone: 503-284-7930 Please call to make an appointment

Testing available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Northwest Temporary & Staffing Services

700 SW Taylor St, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon

Phone: 503-242-0611 - Please call to make an appointment

Cost: $10.00 Cash or Check,

Testing available 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Northwest Temporary & Staffing Services

10365 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 320, Clackamas, Oregon
Phone: 503-427-2100 - Please call to make an appointment
Cost: $10.00 Cash,

Testing available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Northwest Temporary & Staffing Services

10029 SW Nimbus Av, Beaverton, Oregon
Phone: 503-643-7574
Please call to make an appointment
Cost: $10.00 Cash,

Testing available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM







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