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Port Angeles - Communication Officer/Dispatcher
Last updated on July 16, 2021
PST Partner Agency since September 20, 2012
There is a Minimum Typing Speed of 40 WPM with a 80% accuracy rate for test scores to be released to Port Angeles PD Dispatcher, however, a typing speed of 45 WPM will be required 90 days after hire.
Port Angeles is the largest city on the Olympic Peninsula and the county seat of Clallam County. The community adjoins Olympic National Park where multiple outdoor recreational activities abound. The community has a variety of educational facilities that include a public school system, private and parochial schools, and Peninsula Community College. Port Angeles is a two and one-half hour drive from the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area and a 90 minute ferry ride from Victoria, British Columbia. The community is located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and features a large natural harbor. The current population of Port Angeles is approx 19,256. The City is noted for excellent quality of life.
The Port Angeles Police Department is a progressive, State-accredited, community policing oriented, professional agency currently consisting of 33 commissioned employees, and a civilian contingent of 27 who are primarily responsible for police records and the PENCOM 911 Communications Center. The Department has an assigned school resources officer in addition to other staffing including a downtown officer, Drug Task Force officer, two K-9 officers and a detective division.
PENCOM currently has multiple Communications Officer/Dispatcher vacancies.
# of Staff:
The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled per Civil Service rules.
Number of Current Vacancies: 4
$3724 - $4988 month plus excellent benefits.
Union contract expires December 2020
Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage for employee and dependents, longevity, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, PERS retirement and access to deferred compensation. Employee shares 11.5% of the medical premium.
Port Angeles - Communication Officer/Dispatcher Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
The typing test is a critical component of your written test score and you are required to complete the online typing test before the day of your exam. You will be allowed four (4) attempts at the typing test every seven (7) days and are responsible for selecting the score that you want PST to forward to the agencies you have applied with.
40 WPM; 80% Accuracy
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||U.S. citizen or legally eligible to work in the United States|
|High School Grad/ GED||Yes|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Refer to Automatic and Discretionary Disqualifiers found at http://www.cityofpa.us/humanresourcesOpen.htm|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Refer to Automatic and Discretionary Disqualifiers found at http://www.cityofpa.us/humanresourcesOpen.htm|
Refer to Automatic and Discretionary Disqualifiers found at http://wa-portangeles.civicplus.com/jobs.aspx
Applicant must live within 30 minutes of the dispatch center.
Minimum Typing Speed of 45 WPM required.
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We consider all the scores from the same applicant|
|Dispatch Typing Test||40 WPM; 80% Accuracy|
Port Angeles - Communication Officer/Dispatcher Disqualifiers
The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.
Port Angeles - Communication Officer/Dispatcher
Port Angeles, WA 98362 Clallam County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
Typing Test: Yes, required
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