Personnel: Frequently Asked Questions

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. Go to this link for further information.

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.  Please visit the New Jersey Department of Personnel,announcements.  

Q. How can I file an application for employment?

A. Complete an “Application for Employment” and mail or fax same to the address/number at the top of the form.

Q. What employment opportunities are currently available with the City?

A. The answers may vary from month to month. Our current list is as follows:

Title Department Date Posted
School Traffic Guard Police Continuous

Q. What employment opportunities are currently available in other municipalities, counties or state government agencies?

A. Please use the Internet and go to this link for further information -http://www.state.nj.us/csc/.