Civil Service Commission

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$49,680.00 Per Year
Vacancies Anticipated
40 Hours per Week

New Jersey

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EDUCATION:  Applicants must possess a High School Diploma or its equivalent.

AGE:  Applicants must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

CITIZENSHIP:  Appointees must be a United States citizen 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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications must be completed and submitted by 4:00pm 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.


  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. If an employment list results from this announcement, it may be certified to fill full-time and part-time positions.
  4. Effective September 1, 2011, the New Jersey First residency law was enacted. Please click here for additional information.
  5. Per Public law 2010 c.26, the reduced application fee for Veterans does not apply since this is a Public Safety title.
  6. 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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