Job Opportunities

To be eligible for employment with the Town of Kearny, the following residential preferences shall apply:
      1. Residents of the Town of Kearny and the City of Newark
      2. Hudson and Essex Counties
      3. State of New Jersey
All job vacancies are advertised in the Sunday, Star Ledger, Saturday, Jersey Journal, the Kearny Observer and various unemployment offices, local community colleges and Urban Leagues. 

Please note: 

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  1. We do not accept applications by email or fax
  2. Resumes must include a completed employment application
  3. Applications must be submitted prior to the posted deadline date
  4. Submit completed applications to:
    Town of Kearny Personnel Office
    402 Kearny Avenue
    Kearny, NJ 07032

Applications will only be accepted for the positions listed below:


Law Enforcement Officer

Part-time court officers needed to make sure courtroom is safe for judges, spectators, legal staff, employees, witnesses and defendants.  Will monitor metal detectors before court is in session and effectively clear courtrooms when emergencies or dangerous situations arise, maintain radio contact with police and may be called upon to take action to make arrests, control combative or disorderly persons and employ force as situations require and other related duties.       Click here for application    EOE/ADA

Minimum Qualifications:
Satisfactory completion of a training course approved by the NJ Police Training Commission.  Candidates must have a valid NJ PTC Certificate for Special Law Enforcement Officer II
No criminal background.  All successful candidates must pass a comprehensive background investigation which includes fingerprints, a medical examination, drug test and psychological exam, where applicable.  All are a condition of employment.
Ability to read, write and speak English
Be of good moral character 
Valid NJ drivers license
Ability to perform all essential functions of a police officer 
Bus Drivers

Part time per diem bus drivers needed to transport residents on local routes. Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license CDL class B, passenger endorsement. Shifts: Mon – Fri,  8am – 4pm or Sat – Sun 8am – 1pm.  Salary up to $22 per hour.  Click here for Civil Service job description      Click here for application      EOE/ADA


Nurse needed in Public Health Dept. to work 9 to 12 hours per month.  NJ registered nursing license req.  Duties include baby well clinic, child immunizations, adult preventative programs and other related duties. Salary $17.50 – 23.50 hr.  Bilingual preferred.  Submit resume and copy of license with application.  For application, click here. EOE/ADA

Crossing Guards

We are accepting applications to keep on file for future vacancies.  Shifts include 8am-9:15am, 11am-1pm, 2:15pm-4:00pm.  Applicants must be available for all shifts.  Valid NJ dirivers license required.  $16.05 hr.    Click here for job description      Click here for application                 EOE/ADA

Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee

We are accepting application to keep on file for future vacancies.  The position receives and responds to telephone requests for emergency assistance, fire,  medical or other emergency services, dispatches appropriate units to response sites and other related work as required. Part time position to work 10 / 12 hour shifts for a total of 24 hours per week.  Shifts include days, nights, weekends and holidays.  One (1) year experience in dispatching emergency vehicles preferred. PSAP certification a plus. Salary:  $15.25 per hour.   Click here for Civil Service job description.    Click here for application.