FILING AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
Anyone interested in employment opportunities with Ocean County must fully
Ocean County Employment Application (pdf)
Submission of a resume with the application is suggested. For positions
requiring a license or certification, copies of the documents should also be
submitted with the application.
Completed Employment Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to:
Ocean County Department of Employee Relations
P. O. Box 2191
101 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
Ocean County employment is governed by the rules and regulations of the
New Jersey Civil Service Commission. As such, Ocean County is a merit system
For additional information please visit the
NJ Civil Service Commission
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ocean County to afford equal employment opportunity to
qualified individuals regardless of race, creed, color, national origin,
gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion or
disability, except where a particular qualification is specifically permitted
and is essential to successful job performance.
As you may know, Ocean County has been recognized by many national publications
as one of the best places in the country in which to live. One of the reasons
for such recognition is the commitment of public officials, local businesses
and community leaders to provide and create employment opportunities for County
residents. To this end, applicants for employment and all employees currently,
or, in the future, in the employment of the County, must be legal residents of
CODE OF ETHICS
The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is committed to maintaining the
highest standards of conduct for all employees and officials of the County. We
believe adherence to high ethical standards is critical to establishing and
maintaining public trust and confidence in government. Ocean County strives to
insure that all county employees and officials fully comply with the Local
Government Ethics Law.
New Jersey values the contributions that our veterans have made, and continue
to make, for our country's freedom and for other nations around the world. As
such, New Jersey's civil service system provides absolute veteran's preference
in employee selection. This means that qualified veterans are placed at the top
of an open competitive employment list ahead of non-veterans regardless of
their scores. Disabled veterans and veterans are placed on promotional lists
according to their scores, but they have preference over non-veterans when a
disabled veteran or veteran is at the top of a certification of the list to an
For additional information or questions contact:
NJ Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 340
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0340
Phone: (800) 624-0508
Fax: (609) 530-6970
Or visit the
NJ Civil Service Commission Website
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What happens after I submit a completed application?
An Employee Relations’ representative will review the application for areas of
interest and qualifications as they relate to current vacancies. Your
application may be forwarded to various department(s) for review. If a
department is interested in conducting an interview, an authorized County
representative will contact you.
How long will my application be on file?
One (1) year from the date the Department of Employee Relations receives the
How often are new jobs / vacant positions posted?
New jobs/vacant positions which are subject to open competitive exam are posted
on the New Jersey Civil Service Commission web site under the heading of Job
Announcements and Testing Information. It is suggested that job seekers
bookmark this web page :
Job Announcements and Testing Information
and regularly check and file
for positions of interest.
Will I automatically be considered for every new opening for which I qualify?
Employee Relations regularly reviews all applications filed with the County to
determine compatibility of job seekers as they relate to specific areas of
employment openings. In addition, applications are given further consideration
by departments seeking to fill a funded vacancy for either non competitive or
provisional pending open competitive opportunities. We encourage job seekers to
concurrently check the New Jersey Civil Service Commission web site for open
competitive announcements. Please note that when filing on the Civil Service
web site each announcement requires a separate application.