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Port of Seattle Police Department - Dispatcher
Last updated on April 25, 2022
PST Partner Agency since March 07, 2014
The Port of Seattle is a municipal corporation created September 5, 1911, by the voters of King County. As a public enterprise with unique authority operating in an international, market-driven environment, the Port gives careful consideration to the economic, social, and environmental implications of its business decisions.
The Port of Seattle is divided into five divisions: Aviation, Corporate, Capital Development, Economic, and Maritime. There are several departments within the Port that support these divisions and the broad mission of the Port. The Aviation Division operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Sea-Tac Airport is the 9th busiest passenger airport in the United States, serving more than 50 million passengers per year, and moving more than 366,000 metric tons of air cargo annually.
The Maritime Division operates the marine terminals and oversees related maintenance in conjunction with the Northwest Seaport Alliance. Harbor Services within Maritime provides services and facilities for fishing, commercial, and recreational boats at Fishermen's Terminal, Maritime Industrial Center, Harbor Island Marina, Shilshole Bay Marina, and Bell Harbor Marina. The Cruise Services team focuses on passenger cruise operations and facilities.
The Economic Division allows the Port to maintain its strong commitment to maritime commerce and air transportation, while focusing new energy on its role as an important driver for the regional economy.
The Port of Seattle Police Communications Center is a multi-agency Primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) serving the Port of Seattle Police and Fire Departments. We answer 911 emergency calls and dispatch police officers and fire fighters for calls at SeaTac Airport and other Port of Seattle commercial properties such as the Consolidated Rental Car Facility. Port Police also patrols major portions of the Seattle waterfront and Elliott Bay.
The Port of Seattle Police/Fire communications center was recently remodeled and operates a state of the art facility in a professional, modern work environment. Port of Seattle Communications personnel are provided with professional development opportunities and are encouraged to attend job related training, as well as industry conferences, and seminars. This helps communications center personnel to understand the best industry practices and emerging issues related to 911 and public safety communications work.
Lateral dispatch applicants and entry level applicants are encouraged to apply to the Port of Seattle. The Port of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.
Population: 50 million + passengers per year, general public, tenants & employees at Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
# of Staff: 2300
Port of Seattle Police Department - Dispatcher has 2 vacancies.
The Port of Seattle Police/ Fire 911 Center is hiring. We maintain an eligibility list on a continuous basis and as scores are received from Public Safety Testing, oral board interviews will be conducted approximately twice per year. Vacancies are filled by a Civil Service "rule of five" with the top candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for a pre-employment background investigation & final selection.
Number of current vacancies: 3
Tenure Since Date or Hire:
After 60 months: $34.56
After 36 months: $33.92
After 30 months: $33.09
After 18 months: $30.94
After 6 months $28.94
Starting rate: $27.00
Click this link to view the collective bargaining agreement for Local 117, Police/Fire Communications Specialist (Dispatch): https://www.portseattle.org/about/labor-relations
Port of Seattle Police Department - 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.
35 WPM; 90% Accuracy
|Minimum Age||Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident|
|High School Grad/ GED||A High school diploma or GED is required.|
|Driver's License Required||A driver’s license is not required however you must have valid government issued ID.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult||Applicants with felony convictions will not be considered.|
|Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile||Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Must be able to fluently read, speak and write the English language.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||After testing|
|Dispatch Typing Test||35 WPM; 90% Accuracy|
Port of Seattle Police Department - 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 of Seattle Police Department - Dispatcher
17801 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98168 King County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
Typing Test: Yes, required
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