New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Announcements
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Symbol:  S9988R       
Issue Date: 12/03/2012 Closing Date: 01/14/2013
Jurisdiction: STATE Salary: $40,000.00 Per Year
Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated Workweek: 40 Hours per week
Application Fee: $35.00

Open to Residents of:
New Jersey



1.  Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of January 14, 2013. 


2.  Where hiring preferences apply, applicants must meet the residency requirements of the appointing jurisdiction as of January 14, 2013 and may be required to maintain continuous residency in that jurisdiction up to and including the date of appointment.

3.  Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved High School Equivalency Certificate by January 14, 2013.

4.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age as of January 14, 2013.

5.  Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

6.  Candidates certified from the eligible list for this title will be required to undergo medical and psychological examinations administered by the Department of Corrections.

Appointees to Correction Officer Recruit shall first receive a temporary appointment to the title of Correction Officer Apprentice until they have completed a paid law enforcement training program.

You will be required to take an examination which is tentatively scheduled to be given in March, 2013.  An Administrative Guide and Preparation Guide for the title of Correction Officer Recruit will be posted on the Civil Service Commission website by January 2, 2013.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Only online applications will be accepted for this announcement.  Please disregard the first sentence in #2 under IMPORTANT INFORMATION below.  You must select the online application option for this announcement.

Important Information:
  1. NJAC 4A:4-2.3(b) states that all requirements must be met as of the closing date.
  2. Online applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date listed above.
  3. You must complete your application in detail. Your score may be based on a comparison of your background with the job requirements. Failure to complete your application properly may lower your score or cause you to fail.
  4. If an employment list results from this announcement, it may be certified to fill full-time and part-time positions.
  5. Effective September 1, 2011, the New Jersey First residency law was enacted. Please click here for additional information.
  6. In accordance with Public Law 2010 c. 26, Veterans pay a reduced application fee of $15.00 if they have previously established Veteran's Preference with the DMAVA (as defined by NJSA 11A:5-1 et seq) or their claim is approved by DMAVA at least 8 days prior to the issuance of the eligibility list. Please note this reduced fee does not apply to Public Safety titles. 
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