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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Recruitment closed. Check back in early Fall for new recruitment dates.

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:

Please use the following link to RSVP to the upcoming information sessions

regarding this job posting: (

Information Session Dates:
Thursday, May 14th 2020, at 5:30 PM - register and a meeting link will be sent to you.
Monday, May 18th 2020, at 12:30 PM - register and a meeting link will be sent to you.
Wednesday, May 20th 2020, at 5:30 PM - register and a meeting link will be sent to you.

To register for either of the three information sessions, please visit our 

Eventbrite page at:

Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule:


Recruitment Opens

May 13, 2020

Recruitment Closes no later than 11:59pm on

May 28, 2020

Application Review

May 29, 2020

CritiCall Testing (online)

 June 8-9, 2020

 Oral Interviews (by phone or Zoom)

1st Interview - June 15-18, 2020

2nd Interview - July 9-10, 2020

Statement of Personal History Form Due

July 10, 2020

Begin Background Investigation

July 13, 2020

Complete Background Investigation

 August 31, 2020

Psychological Assessment

September 14-17, 2020

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our ten-week Basic Academy starting October 5, 2020.  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.