Answer the Call
Start a Career as a 911 Professional Today
Our state has numerous Public Safety Answering Points across the state with continual openings for jobs. On this page, you will find a listing of the county job pages in your area.
The work of a 911 Dispatcher or call taker is challenging yet rewarding, which makes it one of the most dynamic careers in public safety. People in crisis look to professional 911 telecommunicators for assistance. We provide guidance and support until physical help can arrive on scene. We use technology and critical thinking to impact lives every day. Join us and make a difference in your community.
We are looking for people who remain calm under pressure and have excellent customer service skills.
We are offering an exciting and rewarding career with stable employment and good benefits.
Come make a difference. Help people. Be the voice in the chaos, the calm in the storm.
Provide lifesaving guidance to callers.
The Washington State Patrol offers this virtual ridelong to experience what it's like to be a communications officer. And Kitsap 911 offers a taste of what it's like at a county Public Safety Answering Point.
McKenzie Rahn, with Spokane Regional Emergency Communications, talks about how she made the transition from working in retail to working as a communications officer. "A lot of us don't necessarily have the opportunity everyday to give back to the public so that's something I really enjoy about this job," she notes.
Listings of PSAP websites
Benton County Emergency Services
Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency
Ferry County Enhanced 911
Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor Communications E9-1-1 Center
King County 911 Employment Opportunities
- King County Sheriff
- Port of Seattle
- Seattle Fire
- Seattle Police Department
- University of Washington
- Valley Com
Pacific County Communications
Pend Oreille County
South Sound 911
San Juan County
Skamania County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center
Spokane Regional Emergency Communications
Walla Walla County
Walla Walla Emergency Services Communications
Washington State Patrol
Washington Emergency Management Division
This page is hosted by the state Enhanced 911 Coordination Office in consultation with the Washington State Enhanced 911 Advisory Committee. More information at https://mil.wa.gov/e911
Thanks to South Sound 911 for helping us with photos.