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: 

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  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:


Part time position to perform various office duties and assisting the public.  Computer experience with Microsoft Office required.  bilingual in English & Spanish preferred. $11.03 - $14.37 per hour,  24.5 hours per week. Application deadline 04/25/2014.  EOE/ADA     Click here for application  Click here for Civil Service job description


The Town of Kearny is always accepting applications to keep on file for this position in the event of future vacancies. 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 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 range:  $15.25  per hour 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.  Application deadline: 04/11/2014  Click here for application   Click here for Civil Service job description

Recreation Playleaders 

Playleaders needed to supervise playground activities during summer recreation program.  A degree/major in education or child development preferred. 25 - 30 hours per week, $8.25 per hour.  Application deadline 04/25/2014.  Click here for application.


Lifeguards needed for summer open swim program. Valid lifeguard training & CPR cert required  $8.51 per hour.   Application deadline 04/25/2014.  Click here for application.