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911 Bureau of Emergency Communications

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Recruitment Process - Open March 13-27, 2017

 Emergency Communications Call Taker & Police Dispatcher Lateral Positions

 Opening on March 13, 2017 - March 27, 2017 


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 
  • Type minimum of 40 wpm.

All applicants must submit:

  • Complete Application form 
  • Complete Supplemental Questions  
  • Online Typing Test

Upon passing completed application form, supplemental questions, your name will be placed on an equally ranked eligible 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 13, 2017

Recruitment Closes no later than 4:30pm on

March 27, 2017

Application Review

April 3, 2017

CritiCall Testing

April 17-19, 2017

Oral Interviews

1st Interview - May 2-4, 2017

2nd Interview - May 15-17, 2017 

Statement of Personal History Form Due

May 17, 2017

Begin Background Investigation

May 17, 2017

Complete Background Investigation

July 14, 2017

Psychological Assessment

July 24-26, 2017

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our twelve-week Basic Academy starting August 28, 2017.  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 hiring dates or for more information about getting a job at BOEC, call Vickie Rogers at (503) 823-4664.