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:


Plumbing Sub-Code Official
Full time 35 hours per week Salary 75,150-84,261  Open to NJ residents. Must possess valid NJ DL and HHS license issued by the New Jersey DCA Job Description 05056 Position is provisional and subject to the Civil Service exam process.  Click here for residency information and online application  Deadline for application is February 6, 2018.
Building Subcode Official 
Under direction of the Construction Official, is responsible for administering the building subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code within the jurisdiction, and inspects and/or supervises the inspection of  buildings in construction projects underway to ensure that compliance  with plans and specifications approved in accord with State Uniform Construction Code is achieved; does other related duties.   Valid NJ driver’s license and HHS license required.   NJ CSC Job description 35 hours per week.  Salary $75,150.00-84,261.00 with health benefit package. Position is provisional and subject to the Civil Service exam process.  Click here for residency information and online application   Deadline for application is 2/2/18
Fire Protection Subcode Official
Part time 19.5 hours per week Salary 28.37-37.00 per hour. Open to NJ residents. Must possess valid NJ DL and HHS license
Job Description 05013  Position is provisional and subject to the Civil Service exam process.  Click here for residency information and online application   Deadline for application is 2/2/18
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
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 
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.