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Employment FAQ

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  1. Job Opportunities
  2. Does [town-name] require residency when hiring new employees?
  3. [town-name] is not presently hiring but I would like to send an application anyway
  4. Who does the actual hiring?
  5. What is a certification?
  6. Does being certified mean that I will be hired?
  7. What is the “rule of three?”
  8. Is an actual test given as part of the Clerical Assessment Program?
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1. Job Opportunities

[town-name] frequently post job openings online. This section answers common questions relative to employment by [town-name].


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

2. Does [town-name] require residency when hiring new employees?

Yes. Generally speaking, applicants must be residents but in limited circumstances a particular job vacancy may be opened to [county] County residents with preference being given to qualified residents. Job vacancy announcements indicate residency requirements for a particular vacancy


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

3. [town-name] is not presently hiring but I would like to send an application anyway

We only accept employment applications submitted in response to job vacancy announcements


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

4. Who does the actual hiring?

Although [town-name] is a civil service jurisdiction and must follow state regulations when hiring new employees, [town-name] –not the State of New Jersey - is the appointing authority and does the actually hiring. The [city-type] Administrator is the Personnel Officer for the municipality and oversees a broad range of human resources functions including the interview and selection process. Department heads and senior level managers play a very important role in the hiring process. NJDOP reviews the documentation submitted by the Personnel Officer after each candidate is selected for hire in order to ensure compliance with state rules and regulations.


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

5. What is a certification?

It is a list of names selected from the eligible pool of candidates who have successfully passed the examination process for the position. NJDOP provides the certification to the Personnel Officer who then coordinates the application, interview and selection process from the names on the list.


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6. Does being certified mean that I will be hired?

No. It means that you MAY be asked to submit an employment application and be interviewed if you are reachable on the certification.


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

7. What is the “rule of three?”

When there are no veterans or disabled veterans on a certification, the rule of three applies which means that any one of the first three non-veterans may be selected. However, when eligibles on a certification have the same final average and veteran status, the rule of three for non-veterans is expanded to include everyone with the same score.


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

8. Is an actual test given as part of the Clerical Assessment Program?

Yes.


- Last Update: February 10, 2010 which is 1531 days ago. - Top

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