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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 November 2 - November 30, 2020

Portland 9-1-1 dispatcher patchEmergency 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  

Optional Information Sessions:  

Please use the following link to RSVP to the upcoming information sessions regarding this job posting:

Register and you will see the Zoom link listed on the Eventbrite posting.

Information Session Dates:

November 12, 2020 at 5:00pm

November 16, 2020 at 12:00pm

November 20, 2020 at 5:00pm

Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule:


Recruitment Opens

November 2, 2020

Recruitment Closes no later than 11:59pm on

November 30, 2020

Application Review

November 30, 2020

CritiCall Testing (online)

 December 16-18, 2020

 Oral Interviews (by phone or Zoom)

1st Interview - January 11-14, 2021

2nd Interview - February 1-3, 2021

Statement of Personal History Form Due

February 5, 2021

Begin Background Investigation

February 8, 2021

Complete Background Investigation

April 7, 2021

Psychological Assessment

April 19-22, 2021

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our ten-week Basic Academy starting May 17, 2021.  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.