New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Announcements
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Symbol:  S9988A        
Issue Date: 12/01/2018 Closing Date: 01/31/2019
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



EDUCATION:  Applicants must possess a high school or vocational high school diploma, or possess an approved High School Equivalency Certificate as of January 31, 2019. 


AGE:  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age as of January 31, 2019.   


CITIZENSHIP:  Applicants must be a United States Citizens at the time of appointment.


NOTE:  At time of appointment, eligible candidates for this position must submit acceptable proof of meeting the indicated requirements.

NOTE:  Appointees will be required to satisfactorily complete a twelve (12) week in-residence training program as well as a
two (2) week on-the-job training program.  Appointees will be required to successfully complete a twelve (12) month correctional police officer working test period.  Such training includes successful attainment of a level of proficiency in the use of firearms.


NOTE:  Candidates certified from the eligible list for this title will be required to undergo medical and psychological examinations administered by the Appointing Authority.


LICENSE:  Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.


NOTE:  The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.  


ADVANCEMENT:  Upon the successful completion of the twelve (12) month Correctional Police Officer working test period, appointees will be advanced to the title of Senior Correctional Police Officer.  The inability of an employee to satisfactorily complete the working test period will be cause for separation.


SPECIAL NOTE:  After you complete and submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation page which includes information pertaining to the Candidate Preparation Guide.  


NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:  An abbreviated, one-page application is used for this title.  Information regarding education, experience, licenses/certifications training or internships is not collected.


PLEASE NOTE: As of August 1, 2017 applications must be completed and submitted by 4:00 pm on the closing date.


Customer Care and Technical Support:  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, customer care and technical support are available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and emergency closings.  Please email: or call (609) 292-4144.  Please note that application support requests received outside regular business hours on the closing date will not change the application filing deadline so PLEASE FILE EARLY.

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. Auto-fill may cause incomplete information on your application. Please confirm your name, address and phone number prior to submitting your application.
  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. Application fees submitted via personal check or money order must be postmarked within five (5) business days of submitting your application. If your fee is postmarked after five (5) business days, or is returned as invalid, you will be declared ineligible and denied admittance to the examination process.
  7. The Civil Service Commission is increasing its use of emails as a communication tool. Please ensure that your email is always up-to-date so that important information about the testing process is not missed. Please remember to check your junk mail, spam, and clutter for these important messages.
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