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 apply@hackensack.org

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

Supervisor Sanitation

Under direction, supervises a group of employees engaged in refuse collection and disposal. Must have the ability to give assignments to subordinates and provide them with needed advice in a professional manner. Ensures the proper handling of containers to prevent damage. Develops effective work plans and helps prepare routes for subordinates. Obtains, stores, safeguards, distributes, and supervises use of equipment, materials and supplies. Investigates and keeps records of complaints and handles them in a timely manner. Applicant must have three (3) years' experience in work involving the collection and disposal of refuse. Appointees are required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. CDL License is preferred. Salary D.O.Q.

Recreation Leader

Under supervision, leads, organizes and oversees recreational programs and activities for an assigned group. Activities may include but are not limited to specialty areas such as drama, sports, senior citizen activities, crafts, and other social recreation. Responsible for assisting with activity planning and overseeing functional areas such as gyms, fields, game rooms, etc. May be required to complete light clerical work involving the processing of documents in a variety of functions. Maintains records and reports of activities, events, and attendance. Candidate must have ability to enforce rules, regulations, and safety protocols for children and adults. Applicant may maintain inventory of supplies and equipment. Appointee will be required to possess a valid NJ driver’s license. Salary D.O.Q

Mechanic Diesel

DAYTIME SHIFT (8am –4pm)–Must possess a NJ valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class “A”. Must have practical shop, computer diagnostic experience and be knowledgeable in diesel engines. Experience in repairing Police Vehicles, Light to Heavy Duty Trucks, Construction Equipment, Landscaping Equipment, & Snow Removal Equipment. Diagnoses trouble, disassembles engines, and examines parts for defects and excessive wear. Reconditions and replaces parts such as pistons, bearings, gears, valves, and bushings, and using engine lathes, boring machines, hand tools, and precision measuring instruments. Successful completion of one (1) year of training in automotive technology at an accredited community college or vocational school. Two (2) years of experience in the installation, maintenance,and repair of diesel engines. Applicants who do not possess the required year of formal training may substitute one (1) additional year of experience. Possession of a certificate as a diesel mechanic issued by the National Institute for Automotive ServiceExcellence may be substituted for one (1) year of formal training. Salary D.O.Q.

Keyboarding Clerk 1 (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 1 (Building Department)

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.Salary D.O.Q.

Keyboarding Clerk 1 (Fire Department)

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. Salary D.O.Q.

Electrical Inspector

PART TIME - Under direction, reviews plans and performs electrical inspection work to enforce the State Uniform Construction Code, the electrical subcode, and regulations adopted pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code Act; does other related work.Must be able to inspect and evaluate electrical work on construction projects.Must be able to inspect electrical installations in existing buildings for conformance with the minimum safety standards incorporated in the regulations of the Uniform Code and relevant laws within the jurisdiction.Prepare reports and maintain records and files.Appointee will be required to possess a valid driver’s license in the State of New Jersey; must have a valid license as an Electrical Inspector of the appropriate level. HHS license required. Salary D.O.Q.

Building Inspector

PART TIME - Under direction, inspects new and existing buildings and structures to ensure compliance with the state uniform construction code. Enforces same to ensure public safety, health, and welfare does related work as required. Knowledge of structural design and techniques in regards to wood framing, steel and wall systems, foundations, floors, & roofs. Knowledge of material standards, inspection tools, and test methods. Must Possess a valid HHS building inspectors license.Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in NJ. Salary D.O.Q.

Public Health Nurse

Part-Time Position/ Full Time Position.Under direction, teaches, counsels, and provides public health nursing services in homes, clinics, and schools to individuals and families in the community.Uses knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to promote and protect the health of populations through core public health functions.Responds to health questions during visits or while giving health demonstrations and lectures to the community.Educates the public on preventative health measures.Maintains medical records and files.Applicant will be responsible for duties as a P/T school nurse, including maintaining immunization records, vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings, and first aid as needed.Candidate is also required to work in a clinic 3-4x/month, which includespatient intakes for physical exams, lead tests, mantoux tests, hearing and vision screenings, educating parents on development, and administering vaccines.Applicant must possess a valid registration as a Professional Nurse in the State of New Jersey, and must possess a bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Public Health.Applicant must have one (1) year of experience in a public health field or nursing experience under close supervision of a licensed Public Health Nurse.Appointees are required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.Salary D.O.Q.

Building Maintenance Worker

Full Time Position. Performs simple and moderately physically-strenuous tasks involved in cleaning and maintaining offices, furniture, buildings and grounds, etc.Assists in making minor repairs to heating, plumbing, electrical, and other systems.Ability to lift moderately heavy objects using proper safety equipment.Knowledge of procedures, materials, and tools used in washing, waxing, and polishing, as well as working with wood, tile, cement, linoleum, glass and other materials. Ideal applicant should possess two (2) years of previous experience.Appointees are required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license.Salary D.O.Q.
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FAQs

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