Portland 911 Is Hiring

Interested in a career working to help keep our community safe? The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) is hiring 911 dispatchers to join our team. Applications will be accepted until August 14 at 11:59 p.m.

Visit https://www.portland.gov/911/workfor911 or here to apply.

No previous experience with emergency communications is required. We provide a complete paid training program with classroom learning, simulation exercises, support from an experienced coach, and daily performance feedback. 

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED;
  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of hire;
  • Type 40 net words per minute with 90% accuracy; and
  • Pass a background and psychological assessment. 

Questions? Attend virtual information sessions on July 26 at 6 p.m. or August 11 at 5 p.m., or an in-person session on August 3 at 5 p.m. at the North Portland Library (512 N Killingsworth Street, Portland OR 97217).

Source: Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications

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