The City Of Hackensack

Personnel & Insurance

The Hackensack Personnel Department strives to provide quality human resource services to recruit, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce within a safe and productive work environment.  Our goal is to maximize individual and organizational potential, to better serve the residents and patrons of the City of Hackensack.  The City employs approximately 450 full-time employees, the majority of whom are assigned to the Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments.  In conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Personnel, we attend to the processes of employee hiring, promotion, training, and discipline, as well as oversight of employee benefit administration and labor contract negotiations.  The City is self-insured for both risk and worker’s compensation insurance.

Employment Opportunities

The Personnel Department maintains all employment applications and resumes.  The City of Hackensack is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity, inclusion, and equity.  To view our current employment opportunities, or submit an application online, please use the portal below.  Applications and resumes can also be emailed to

Interested candidates should also check the NJ Civil Service Commission’s website for current open competitive and promotional job announcements. You can also view open positions on the League of Municipalities website

Clerk II

Under direction of the Deputy City Manager and City Manager, does administrative clerical and related work, usually varied and involving some elements of trouble shooting; oversees the day to day operations of the office and other clerical and related operations of a department; does related work as required. Appointee will assist with the enforcement of existing policies and procedures of the office, will work with the City Clerk’s office to prepare ordinance proposals and/or resolutions, and will establish and maintain records and files as needed. Appointee must have the ability to adequately provide customer service both over the phone and in person to patrons visiting City Hall. Appointee will be required to process invoices and purchase orders relative to the City Manager’s Office. The ability to comprehend and communicate established office rules and regulations is required, along with minimum 2 years’ experience in clerical work. Municipal or Civil Service experience preferred. Salary D.O.Q.

Keyboarding Clerk I – Finance

Under supervision, performs moderately complex and non-routine clerical work involving the processing of documents to include typing skills, formatting, reproducing, correcting, reports and charts.  Applicant will be required to provide assistance and guidance to staff.  Communicates with outside vendors regarding payment status.  Updates materials, and maintains records and files.  Manages purchase orders and departmental budgets within the Edmunds program.  Working knowledge of Edmunds preferred.  May assist with training employees in the operation of software.  Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel.  Applicant must possess (1) year of clerical experience in a finance or accounts receivable/accounts payable field.  Salary D.O.Q.

Keyboarding Clerk I – Municipal Court

Under close supervision, performs routine, repetitive clerical work involving the processing of documents in a variety of functions; does other related duties as required. Receives applications, documents, forms and fees; screens, sorts and assembles this information for further processing. Maintain records and files. Provides general, routine information in person and over the telephone; refers complicated or non-routine inquiries to appropriate staff. May assist in requisitioning, storing, and distributing office supplies. Knowledge of office routines, equipment, and practices after a period of training. Ability to organize assigned clerical work and develop effective work methods. Ability to work effectively with associates, superior officials, and members of the public concerned with the work of the department. Bilingual language skills in Spanish/English a plus. Salary D.O.Q.

Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Trainee

Under direction, successful candidate’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conduct field inspections, investigation of complaints, lead paint investigations, plan review, and nuisance complaints. Enforcement of State and Local codes regarding retail food establishments, public recreational bathing facilities, residential septic systems, youth camp facilities, and other NJDOH mandated inspection responsibilities. Applicant should possess excellent communication skills and detailed record keeping. Qualified candidate must possess a valid REHS License issued by the NJ Department of Health. Candidates interested in applying for REHS Trainee position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and be eligible to sit for the exam and receive their license within one year of being hired. Appointee will be required to possess a valid NJ Driver’s License. Salary D.O.Q.​

Payroll Clerk

Under supervision, does routine clerical work relating to the review, verification, and preparation of payroll. Performs work involved in processing applications for membership enrollments and retirements through the State retirement system. Handles annual W-2 disbursement, oversees issuance of payroll stubs and vouchers, and completes monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as needed. Ideal applicant must be able to adhere to strict deadlines, and have excellent attention to detail. Appointee will also act as a liaison to the New Jersey State Pension Boards (PERS, PFRS, DCRP), assist employees with pension system questions, and performs duties as the certifying officer for the City of Hackensack, including preparation or the quarterly ROC Reports, and all DCRP enrollments. Does other related duties as required. Candidate must be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel. Experience using Primepoint, iSolved, and MBOS programs preferred. Applicant must possess three (3) years of experience in the preparation of payrolls AND clerical experience in the operation of a public or private pension program. Salary D.O.Q.

Contact Information

Q. How can I become a Police Officer or Fire Fighter in the City of Hackensack?

A. First, you must be a Hackensack resident under the age of 35. Second, you must file and pass a Civil Service examination administered by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. Click Here for further information.

Q.  What are the residency requirements for Public Safety positions in the City of Hackensack?

A.  Applicants must be residents of the City of Hackensack, and must maintain continuous residency as of the announced closing date of the NJDOP examination, through and including the date of appointment.

Q. When will the next test be announced for Police and Fire?

A. Both tests for Police Officer and Fire Fighter are now announced every two (2) years. Click Here for more information.

Q.  I applied for a vacant job position.  What happens now?

A.  Resumes and applications are thoroughly reviewed based on the requirements of the specific position available.  Qualified candidates may be contacted to continue the hiring application process.  All applications and resumes are kept active on file for one year

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