Communications Officer – 911 Dispatcher

Port Angeles, WA
Port Angeles Police Department

Salary: The monthly salary is $4,810.69 – $6,443.15 ($27.754- $37.172 per hour).

Position Summary:

PenCom Communication Officers (or 911 Dispatchers) act as the first line of First Responders in emergency situations. They provide life-saving assistance to the community and ensure the safety of police and fire personnel. Communications Officer duties include answering 911 and other emergency telephone systems in a multi-jurisdictional dispatch center, and performing radio dispatch of operational and emergency police, fire and medical calls for assistance. This work involves a wide variety of computer transactions and records functions.


  • Highschool Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Ability to provide detailed information
  • Excellent critical thinking, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including a typing speed of 45WPM and experience with Windows
  • Successful applicants must pass a public safety test, background investigation, polygraph and psychological exam, as well as a pre-employment drug screen and audio gram as part of the hiring process.