(Portland, OR) -- Portland's 911 center is hiring. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Communications is hiring 911 dispatchers. No previous experience with emergency communications is required. They offer a paid training program with classroom learning, simulation exercises, support from an experienced coach and daily performance feedback. Applicants need to be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma and the ability to type 40 words a minute with 90-percent accuracy. They're taking applications through August 14th.