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
All job vacancies are advertised in the Sunday, Star Ledger, Saturday, Jersey Journal, the Kearny Observer and various unemployment offices, local community colleges and Urban Leagues. 

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  1. We do not accept applications by email or fax
  2. Resumes must include a completed employment application
  3. Applications must be submitted prior to the posted deadline date
  4. Submit completed applications to:
    Town of Kearny Personnel Office
    402 Kearny Avenue
    Kearny, NJ 07032

Applications will only be accepted for the positions listed below:


Recreation Playleaders
Playground Play leaders needed for summer recreation program.  6/25-8/24 Play leaders will supervise playground activities during our summer recreation program. A degree/ major in education or child development preferred. 25-30 hours per week. $10.00 per hour. Application deadline 3/16/2018 Click here for the application.


Lifeguards/Lifeguard supervisor needed for summer open swim program.  Valid lifeguard training & CPR cert req.  33 hours per week. $15 per hour.  Application  deadline 03/16/18  Click here for application

Community Service Aide 
Part-time Temporary Community Service Aide to work with Kearny Prevention Coalition team . Performs a variety of routine field and office work involved in the Program. Must have basic office skills, bi-lingual Spanish Preferred. College Graduate in one of the social sciences preferred. Some Travel involved Monday-Friday approximately 24.5 hours per week Hours may vary Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license.  $30,000 per year. Application click here. NJ CSC Job description click here application deadline 3/16/18. 
Part-time Weekend laborer needed for Department of  Public Works street/sewer repairs, line painting, truck washing,  maintenance/cleanup of parks and playgrounds, garage and shade tree maintenance & other related duties.  Valid NJ driver’s license required Friday, Saturday and Sunday 24.5 hours per week    $12—$18 per hour  Application click here. Job description click here application deadline 2/23/18.
Security Guards
Part time positions in Municipal library and Recreation Depts.  Under direction, patrols municipal library and/or recreation parks, playgrounds and fields, enforces policies, deters vandalism, controls users of facilities, closes buildings and other related duties. Possession of a valid NJ driver's license required.  Experience a plus.   24.5 hours per week, $12 hour Applications available here   
Bus Drivers
Part time per diem bus drivers needed to transport residents on local routes. Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license CDL class B, passenger endorsement. Shifts: Mon – Fri,  8am – 4pm or Sat – Sun 8am – 1pm.  Salary up to $22 per hour.  Click here for Civil Service 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.