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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 is closed. Check back Spring 2019

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


Recruitment Closes no later than 4:30pm on


Application Review


CritiCall Testing

December 13-17, 2018

                                                                                    Oral Interviews

1st Interview - January 9-11, 2019

2nd Interview - January 21-24, 2019

Statement of Personal History Form Due

January 25, 2019

Begin Background Investigation

 January 28, 2019

Complete Background Investigation

 March 15, 2019

Psychological Assessment

 April 1-4, 2019

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our twelve-week Basic Academy starting April 22, 2019.  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.