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
      4. Outside the State

Please note: 

This Employer Participates in E-Verify.  Click here for details      

  1. Application must be mailed
  2. We do not accept faxed copies
  3. Resumes must include a completed employment application
  4. Applications submitted after the posted deadline date will not be accepted
  5. Send To:
    Town of Kearny
    Personnel Office
    402 Kearny Avenue
    Kearny, NJ 07032

Applications will only be accepted for the positions listed below:


Full time in  Department of Public Works to do street/sewer cleaning & repairs, line painting, truck washing, maintenance cleanup of parks & playgrounds, shade tree maintenance and other related duties . Valid NJ CDL class B required, 40 hours week.  Salary $32,299 year.  Application deadline: 5/1/15.   EOE/ADA Click here for Civial Service job description      Click here for application 

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.  $16 - $22 per hour. Application deadline . Click here for Civil Service job description      Click here for application      EOE/ADA

Public Safety Telecommunicator

NJ Civil Service exam.  Full time position   $28,534 yr.  For details, requirements and exam application,  go to,  Symbol #M0247T.  Application available between 04/15 – 05/06/15   Click here for Civil Service job description

Recreation Playleaders 

Playleaders needed to supervise playground activities during summer recreation program from 6/22 – 8/21/15.  A degree/major in education or child development preferred. 25 - 30 hours per week, $10 per hour.    Click here for application.


Lifeguards needed for summer open swim program from 6/22 – 8/28/15. Valid lifeguard training & CPR cert required  $10 per hour.    Click here for application.

Crossing Guards

Application are being accepted for part time per diem crossing guards.  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.

Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer

Part time.  Under direction of Construction Official and Building Subcode Official, inspects new and existing buildings and structures to ensure compliance with the State Uniform Construction Code and enforces same,  performs varied types of field and office work involved in seeing that residents, business places and citizens comply with various municipal ordinances, does property maintenance, zoning and code enforcement and other related duties. RCS license required,  ICS/HHS a plus.  Valid NJ driver’s license required.  24.5 hours per week.  $24.77 - $32.31 per hour.  Position is provisional and subject to Civil Service exam.  Click here for application   Click here for Civil Service job description