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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

BOEC is hiring! Here's how to apply

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  

Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule:


Recruitment Opens

November 11, 2019

Information session: Garden Room, WorkSource Portland Metro Gresham, 19421 SE Stark St., Portland OR 97233

November 14, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m.

Information session: Rose Room, WorkSource Portland Metro N-NE, 30 N. Webster St., Portland OR 97217

November 18, 2019, 3-4:30 p.m.

Information session: North Portland Library, 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

November 21, 2019 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Recruitment Closes no later than 4:30pm on

November 25, 2019

Application Review

December 2, 2019

CritiCall Testing

 December 16-20, 2019

                                                                                    Oral Interviews

1st Interview - January 13-22, 2020

2nd Interview - January 27-January 30, 2020

Statement of Personal History Form Due

January 30, 2020

Begin Background Investigation

 January 31, 2020

Complete Background Investigation

 March 20, 2020

Psychological Assessment

 April 6-9, 2020

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