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New Recruitment Opens March 5, 2018 - March 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.   

To qualify, all applicants must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent 
  • Be at least 18 years old at time of hire
  • Pass an online typing test - 40 wpm net

All applicants must submit:

  • Complete Application form 
  • Complete Supplemental Questions  

Upon passing the completed application form and supplemental questions, your name will be placed on an equally ranked eligibility 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

March 5, 2018

Recruitment Closes no later than 4:30pm on

March 23, 2018

Application Review

March 26, 2018

CritiCall Testing

April 16-19, 2018

Oral Interviews

1st Interview - May 9-11, 2018

2nd Interview - May 22-23, 2018

Statement of Personal History Form Due

May 23, 2018

Begin Background Investigation

 May 23, 2018

Complete Background Investigation

 July 20, 2018

Psychological Assessment

 July 30-August 2, 2018

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our twelve-week Basic Academy starting August 27, 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.