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

All applications received are viewed, logged and sent to department heads and mayor and council for approval.  Please do not call, email or stop in to check the status of your application.  The hiring process takes time.   You will know if you are being considered if you get a call from the department head for an interview. Thank you

Applications will only be accepted for the positions listed below:


Full time laborer needed in the Department of Public Works to do street cleaning, street/sewer repairs, line painting, truck washing, maintenance/cleanup of parks and playgrounds, garage and shade tree, maintenance and other related duties. Valid NJ commercial driver’s license class B with air brake endorsement required. 40 hours per week,  Annual salary $34,535  Application available at here.  Application deadline is 11/26/18

Fire Protection Subcode Official
Fire Protection Subcode Official test announcement. Please click on link and follow all directions and date deadlines : 
Principal Public Works Manager  (Part-time) 
The Town of Kearny is seeking a part-time, certified public works manager who shall perform administrative and supervisory duties relating to the installation, maintenance and repair of public works facilities and shall assist in planning, organizing and directing all programs relating to Kearny’s public works program.  The certified public works manager shall advise municipal elected officials and employees in proper compliance and administration of the various laws, regulations, technical practices, operations and management techniques with regard to public works activities conducted by the Town. 
Part-time.  Candidate required to work the requisite number of hours for the Town of Kearny to comply with N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.6a et. seq. Compensation is DOQ.  Interested candidates please send cover letter, which shall include salary requirements, and resume to the attention of Robert Smith, Town Administrator, at 402 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032.  Deadline to apply is November 7, 2018.
Technical Assistant To The Construction Official
Technical Assistant to the Construction Official test announcement. Please click on link and follow all directions and date deadlines : 
Fire Fighter test announcement. Please click on link and follow all directions and date deadlines :