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The City of Portland, Oregon

911 Bureau of Emergency Communications

Partners in Public Safety. Call 911: Save a Life, Report a Fire, Stop a Crime.

Emergency & Text: 9-1-1

emergency: 503-760-6911

Non-emergency: 503-823-3333

Recruitment Opens July 2 - July 23, 2018

Emergency Communications Dispatch Trainee (no experience required)

 Lateral Police Dispatcher (current Police Dispatch experience required) 

Recruitment Process:

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

All applicants must submit:

  • Complete Application form 
  • Complete Supplemental Questions  

Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule:


Recruitment Opens

July 2, 2018

Recruitment Closes no later than 4:30pm on

July 23, 2018

Application Review

July 24, 2018

CritiCall Testing

August 6-10, 2018

                                                                                    Oral Interviews

1st Interview - August 22-30, 2018

2nd Interview - September 10-12, 2018

Statement of Personal History Form Due

September 12, 2018

Begin Background Investigation

 September 12, 2018

Complete Background Investigation

 October 24, 2018

Psychological Assessment

 November 5-12, 2018

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our twelve-week Basic Academy starting December 3, 2018.  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 future hiring dates or for more information about working at BOEC, call Vickie Rogers at (503) 823-4664.