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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 April 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  

Recruitment and Selection Activity Schedule:


Recruitment Opens

January 6, 2020

Information session: Classroom 8, WorkSource Portland Metro SE, 7916 SE Foster Rd., Portland OR 97206

January 8, 3-4:30 p.m.

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

January 15, 3-4:30 p.m.

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

January 22, 3-4:30 p.m.

Recruitment Closes no later than 11:590pm on

January 27, 2020

Application Review

January 28, 2020

CritiCall Testing

 February 19-25, 2020

                                                                                    Oral Interviews

1st Interview - March 9-12, 2020

2nd Interview - March 23-25, 2020

Statement of Personal History Form Due

March 25, 2020

Begin Background Investigation

March 25, 2020

Complete Background Investigation

 May 25, 2020

Psychological Assessment

June 8-11, 2020

If you are selected to participate in our training program, you will join our ten-week Basic Academy starting July 6, 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.