Communications Officer - 911 Dispatcher

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Training
  4. Job Application

The City of Port Angeles is offering local testing for those interested in becoming a 911 Dispatcher for the Port Angeles Police Department. If you have any questions, or would like to register for the exam you can reach out to Lacey Ingraham at

 Upcoming Public Safety Testing Dates:

  • June 23, 2022 at 10:00 am
  • July 6, 2022 at 10:00 am
  • July 20, 2022  at 10:00 am

Testing will take place in the Council Chambers of City Hall (321 E 5th St)

Job Summary:
Dispatchers answer 911 and other emergency telephone systems in a multi-jurisdictional dispatch center, and perform radio dispatch of operational and emergency police, fire and medical calls for assistance, which involve performing a wide variety of computer transactions and records functions.  

$4,581.55 - $6,136.35 /month plus excellent benefits. Excellent benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for employee and dependents, longevity, accrued time off, wellness program, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, PERS retirement and access to deferred compensation plans. Employee shares 11.5% of the medical premium.

$1,500 Sign On Bonus, payable at time of completion of probation.


Requires shift work on a 24-hour, 7 day a week basis with variable days off and 3 month rotating shifts, as well as a 30-minute response time for emergency situations.  Currently employees work 12-hour shifts, 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am.

The City of Port Angeles is recruiting to establish a Civil Service eligible list for Communications Officer - 911 Dispatcher to fill five vacant positions in the Police Department.  Candidates who successfully pass the interview with a 70% or above will be added to the eligibility list that is valid for six months.  The top ten candidates on the list will be certified to the Department for the final screening and hiring process.