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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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