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

All applications received are viewed, logged and sent to department heads and mayor and council for approval.  Please do not call, email or stop in to check the status of your application.  The hiring process takes time.   You will know if you are being considered if you get a call from the department head for an interview. Thank you

Applications will only be accepted for the positions listed below:

Management Assistant

The Town of Kearny is seeking a temporary, part-time, self-motivated individual to work in their Town Clerk’s Office.  The candidate shall have knowledge of general office procedures, policies and guidelines to sort, index, and file records.  Candidate shall have the ability to communicate effectively, be highly organized, develop effective work methods and demonstrate proficiency in Word and Excel.  The ability to work Monday through Friday, up to 24.5 hours per week.  The position is temporary for a period up to six months.  Compensation: $12.00-18.00/per hour DOQ.  All applicants must submit a completed application available on our website and submissions shall be made to the attention of Pat Carpenter at Click here for application
Part time Clerk drivers

Needed to deliver meals-on-wheels to town residents that are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals and to provide transportation services for our dial-a-ride program to go to doctor’s offices and hospitals for appointments. Hours will vary between 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday approximately 19.5 hours per week.  Must possess a valid NJ driver's license.  $12—$18 per hour per   job description  application deadline 8/3/18  click here for application 

Part time 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. 
16.00-22.00 per hour  job description   application deadline is 8/3/18 Click here for application.
Full time Parking Enforcement Officer/meter collection

Under direction, patrols designated areas and issues summonses for street sweeping, meter enforcement and parking violations, collects monies from parking meters and other related duties.  Knowledge  of  problems involved in parking violations or the procedures used in dealing with such problems.  Ability  to  utilize various types of electronic  and/or manual recording and information systems used by the municipality.  Valid NJ driver's license required.  Position is subject to a comprehensive background check. 35 hr week.   Starting at 26,692-49,039

job description   application deadline is 8/3/18  click here for application
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Court Attendant
Part Time Court Attendant needed for Municipal Court 10-20 hrs per week various day and evening hours as needed. Starting at $19.00 per hour Assist Judge and Court Room in all aspects of a Municipal Court please see NJ CSC Job Specification at
Library Monitor
Part time position in municipal library to shelve returned books, check books in/out, answer phones, help with children’s programs, special events and other related duties. Bilingual preferred. 19.5 hours per week, Shifts include mornings, afternoons and Saturday. Starting at $10 hr.
Security Guards
Part time positions in Municipal library and Recreation Depts.  Under direction, patrols municipal library and/or recreation parks, playgrounds and fields, enforces policies, deters vandalism, controls users of facilities, closes buildings and other related duties. Possession of a valid NJ driver's license required.  Experience a plus.   24.5 hours per week, $12 hour Applications available here   
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

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.