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:

Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer
Civil Service exam for Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer.  The Civil Service on-line exam applic is available at       Exam filling deadline 08/03/15.  RCS license and valid NJ drivers lic required.  25.5 hours per week,  $25.20 hour               EOE/ADA

Fire Fighter
Civil Service has announced the exam for fire fighter. 
Click here to access the on-line application, which must be filed no later than August 31, 2015.
Click here to access the Civil Service job description

 Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2015.
 Applicants must meet residency preferences of Kearny or Newark of August 31, 2015.
 Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2015.
 Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his or her 35th birthday) except that volunteer fire fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date.  Some military service may also be subtracted from one's age (See Fact Sheet).
 Candidates certified from the eligible list will be required to undergo a medical and psychiatric examination administered by the hiring agency.
 Appointees are required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
 Once appointed, employees will be required to successfully complete an approved Emergency Medical Technician program and maintain certification while employed as a Fire Fighter. 
 Only on-line applications will be accepted. Go to:
 Once you submit your online application, you will receive a confirmation page that includes a link, with username and password, to the 2015 Fire Fighter Administration Guide and the New Jersey Fire Fighter Exam Introduction Guide.  The 2015 Fire Fighter Administration Guide is also on the Civil Service Commission website
 For complete details and on-line application, please go to

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