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Recruitment Process

 Emergency Communications Police Dispatcher Trainee & Police Dispatcher Lateral Positions

Recruitment opens July 3 - July 17, 2017 


You may apply online only during open recruitment periods.  For more information, visit the City of Portland job site.   

To qualify, all applicants must:

  •  Possess a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old at time of hire
  • Pass an online typing test

All applicants must submit:

  • Complete Application form 
  • Complete Supplemental Questions  

Upon passing completed application form, supplemental questions, your name will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. 

Candidates placed on the eligible list will be invited to a Pass/Fail CritiCall Test, a Pass/Fail Oral Interview and a Pass/Fail Background Investigation.  A conditional offer of employment is subject to the results of a background investigation, psychological assessment, a drug screen, and a vision/hearing test. 


Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule


Recruitment Opens

July 3, 2017

Recruitment Closes no later than 4:30pm on

July 17, 2017

Application Review

 July 24, 2017

CritiCall Testing

August 10-14, 2017

Oral Interviews

1st Interview - August 28-30, 2017

2nd Interview - September 12-13, 2017

Statement of Personal History Form Due

 September 14, 2017

Begin Background Investigation

 September 14, 2017

Complete Background Investigation

 November 9, 2017

Psychological Assessment

 November 16-21, 2017

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our twelve-week Basic Academy starting December 18, 2017.  Click here for more information about our training program.

This position offers excellent pay (click to see Compensation Plan), as well as full benefits, such as individual/family medical, dental and vision coverage, sick and vacation leave.  For more information, visit the City's Benefits page.

To learn about hiring dates or for more information about getting a job at BOEC, call Vickie Rogers at (503) 823-4664.