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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 22-December 13

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:  Join a Zoom Meeting to learn a little more about working at 911 and to answer any questions you may have about the recruitment process.  



Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule:

Recruitment Opens

November 22 2021

Recruitment Closes no later than 11:59pm on

December 13, 2021

CritiCall Testing (online)

December 17-20, 2021

 Oral Interviews (by phone or Zoom)

1st Interview - January 5-7, 2022

2nd Interview - January 17-19, 2022

Begin Background Investigation

January 24, 2022

Complete Background Investigation

March 14, 2022

Psychological Assessment

March 18-31, 2022

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our ten-week Basic Academy starting May 2, 2022.  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, email or