Emergency Communications Dispatch Trainee

  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, USA
Full Time Communications Government

Job Description

Job Title: Emergency Communications Dispatch Trainee

Salary: $22.80 - $26.41 Hourly

Closing Date: Mon. 07/23/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The City of Portland, Bureau of Emergency Communications is seeking Emergency Communications Dispatcher Trainees to become Senior Emergency Communications Dispatchers for Portland / Multnomah County 9-1-1. Senior Emergency Communications Dispatchers answer/process emergency and non-emergency calls; and dispatch police, fire and medical responders on emergencies. The work is fast paced and rewarding, but often performed under stressful demands for speed and accuracy due to the nature of the work. Emergency Communications Dispatcher Trainees participate in a comprehensive paid training program that includes classroom learning, extensive on-the-job training with experienced employees and directed self-study. The training program prepares Dispatcher Trainees to use critical thinking skills during quickly changing situations; to utilize computer, radio and phone systems required to complete the work; and to develop communication skills necessary to ensure public/responder safety. For more information and apply, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs.          


$22.80 - $26.41 Hourly