How to Apply

How to Apply

At the Department of Law & Public Safety, most job openings are advertised through a “Notice of Job Vacancy,” a one-page document that lists the position’s title, salary range, location, duties, and required education and experience. Applicants must apply to these notices prior to the listed closing date.

Applicants may apply for these jobs via email only, by sending a cover letter and resume, plus any other items indicated on the job vacancy (i.e., transcripts, location preference, certificate or license, etc.) to the Recruitment Coordinator at

In addition, the Department recently created an online application specifically for candidates applying for attorney positions in the Division of Law. Applicants using the online application portal must submit all required documents through the portal.

The Division of Criminal Justice accepts applications for full-time attorneys and detectives on a rolling basis. If you are interested in becoming a Deputy Attorney General or Detective with the Division, please click here for more information.

All other applicants currently working within the Division of Criminal Justice or seeking to apply for positions in other divisions may apply following the instructions on the Job Vacancy announcement and sending all related materials to

Please note that, under the New Jersey First Act, new public employees must establish residency in the State of New Jersey within one year of starting employment or obtain an exception. N.J.S.A. 52:14-7. Exemptions to the residency requirement may be granted based on a proven “critical need or hardship.” To learn more about the Act and the exemption process, visit