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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 26-August 16, 2021

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

July 26, 2021

Recruitment Closes no later than 11:59pm on

August 16, 2021

Application Review

August 17, 2021

CritiCall Testing (online)

August 28-31, 2021

 Oral Interviews (by phone or Zoom)

1st Interview - September 13-15, 2021

2nd Interview - September 27-29, 2021

Statement of Personal History Form Due

September 30, 2021

Begin Background Investigation

October 4, 2021

Complete Background Investigation

November 24, 2021

Psychological Assessment

December 13-16, 2021

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our ten-week Basic Academy starting January 20, 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