Recruitment

The position of Sheriff's Officer is a Civil Service position, administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. The Burlington County Sheriff's Department conducts hiring by utilizing a Civil Service list maintained by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. In order to qualify as a candidate, you must first successfully pass the New Jersey Department of Personnel written examination. 

Any questions regarding recruitment, testing dates, test scores, and eligibility rankings should be directed to the New Jersey Department of Personnel for assistance. Applications are available from the New Jersey Department Of Personnel web site. You will then be required to complete, and mail in the applications along with the identified fee directly to the New Jersey Department of Personnel.

When announcements are made by the New Jersey Department of Personnel, you will be notified via postal mail of your testing date, and testing centers location, along with directions, and items you will need to bring (if any) with you that day. 

Once you have taken the civil service exam you will then be ranked according to score, and will be notified accordingly. Applicants that achieve a high ranking will be certified by the Department of Personnel, and the hiring procedure will begin with the appointing authority as the need for additional Sheriff's Officers arise.