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​911 Dispatcher - Communications Specialist

Application Process

The Port of Seattle is currently contracted with Public Safety Testing (PST) to conduct our examinations for entry and lateral level dispatchers. You are able to complete your application online and select a testing date, time and location convenient for you. For further information, you may contact Public Safety Testing toll-free at (866) HIRE-911.

Public Safety Testing will validate your test results and send the score to the Port of Seattle directly.

Candidates must also pass an extensive background check, medical and polygraph examination.

Selection Process

CritiCall Testing
Your application will be screened to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications. If selected from the initial screening process, we may be contacted to schedule CritiCall Testing (job-specific computerized testing). 
Oral Board Interview
Based on availability of openings, we will contact you to schedule an oral board. 
Civil Service Eligibility List
All Port of Seattle Civil Service positions have a graded examination process that applicants must successfully complete with a passing score. Successful applicants will be placed on the ranked eligibility list in order, based on their individual score.



Criticall Testing

Training information for 911 dispatcher applicants.more