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 or postal mail, by sending a cover letter and resume, plus any other items indicated on the job vacancy (i.e., writing sample, transcripts, location preference) to:
Recruitment Coordinator LPS.Humanresources@njoag.gov
Division of Administration
P.O. Box 081
Trenton, NJ 08625-0081
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 apply with your cover letter, resume, transcript, and completed employment application. Interested attorneys must also submit a writing sample. For more information, click here
Applicants not currently employed by the Division of Criminal Justice or entry level attorneys, can complete this online application.
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 LPS.Humanresources@njoag.gov.
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 www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/njfirst/NJFirst.html.