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Author: City of Linden

New Fire Fighter Position Available

Issue Date: 07/01/2022
Closing Date: 08/31/2022
Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS
Salary: *
Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated
Workweek: 40 Hours per week
Application Fee: $35.00 
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF: New Jersey 

REQUIREMENTS:
NOTE:  Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the “FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET”.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date per NJSA 40A:14-45. Candidates certified from the eligible list may be required to undergo a medical and psychiatric examination administered by the hiring agency. Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. Appointees must complete a firefighting training program approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety, within the timeframe specified by the Appointing Authority. Appointees are not permitted to participate in firefighting activities prior to completion of this training. For some jurisdictions, once appointed, employees may be required to successfully complete an approved Emergency Medical Technician program and maintain certification while employed as a Fire Fighter. Please contact the hiring agency to determine if you will be required to obtain the EMT certification after you are hired. CPR Certification: Appointees may be required to possess a current and valid CPR Certification issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Candidates must be residents of New Jersey as of August 31, 2022 and as of their appointment date to a Fire Fighter position. Candidates interested in Bilingual in Spanish and English positions will be tested at the time of certification for their bilingual proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and communicating effectively in Spanish. The NJ Fire Fighter Examination Administration Guide and the Fire Fighter Physical Performance Test Manual are available on the Civil Service Commission website https://www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/jobs/orientation/. When test dates are established, they will be posted on the CSC website at https://www.state.nj.us/csc/about/news/safety/index.html. Appointees must complete a firefighting training program approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety, within the timeframe specified by the Appointing Authority. Appointees are not permitted to participate in firefighting activities prior to completion of this training.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be completed and submitted by 4:00 pm on the closing date.  

Customer Care and Technical Support: If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, customer care and technical support are available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays and emergency closings. Please email: OAS.support@csc.nj.gov or call (609) 292-4144. Please note that application support requests received outside regular business hours on the closing date will not change the application filing deadline so PLEASE FILE EARLY.

SPECIAL NOTES:
Only on-line applications will be accepted for this announcement. An abbreviated application is being used for this announcement. No additional information regarding your education, experience, training, etc. is required. Please do not send any additional documentation (transcripts, resumes, etc.) to the NJCSC.
 
*Salaries vary for each jurisdiction.
 
Per Public Law 2010 c.26, the reduced application fee for Veterans does not apply since this is a Public Safety title.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
NJAC 4A:4-2.3(b) states that all requirements must be met as of the closing date. Online applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date listed above. If an employment list results from this announcement, it may be certified to fill full-time and part-time positions. Effective September 1, 2011, the New Jersey First residency law was enacted. Please click here for additional information.Application fees submitted via personal check or money order must be postmarked within five (5) business days of submitting your application. If your fee is postmarked after five (5) business days, or is returned as invalid, you will be declared ineligible and denied admittance to the examination process. The Civil Service Commission is increasing its use of emails as a communication tool. Please ensure that your email is always up-to-date so that important information about the testing process is not missed. Please remember to check your junk mail, spam, and clutter for these important messages.

Read Description of Job and Specification: 01839
Click here to apply via the Online Application System.

Linden COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – Thursday June 30th

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with Super Health Pharmacy to provide Linden residents ages 3 and up with COVID-19 vaccinations. Walkups permitted, but you must first fill out the consent form online by clicking here.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

Funk Music Night with Curt Jones & Aurra!

Mayor Derek Armstead and the City of Linden present funk music night with Linden’s own Curt Jones & Aurra!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • What: Funk music with Linden’s own Curt Jones & Aurra.
  • When: Friday, July 1st, 2022 from 7pm until 10pm. Showtime is 8pm.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • How: Free admission.

Back “Pack” to School for You

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor’s Youth Commission, Applebees, Local Businesses, the Department of Parks and Recreation and Communities in Cooperation present Back “Pack” to School for You.

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event.

  • Who: For Linden residents only. Must show ID and children must be present.
  • What: The City of Linden will be distributing school backpacks and supplies.
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: Monday, August 29th, 2022 from 4pm until 7pm.

7th Annual Unity Day – All White Attire Outdoor Dance Festival

Come join Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, Uptown Linden, FamilySoul and Robbi as we celebrate the 7th Annual All White Attire Outdoor Dance Festival. Please click here to view and/or download the flyers for this event.

Hosted by Anthony Wiggins and Tamir FamilySoul, this event will feature will feature mega superstar/DJ producer Timmy Regisford as well as Merlin Bobb, Mark Lewis, Alvaro Jimnz (Mr. X), Kris Flowers and Warren Soulfingers.

  • What: Dance festival with a variety of music including: House, Afro Beats, Rare Grooves, Disco Classics, Soul & Fun, and Latin Grooves.
  • When: Saturday, June 25th from 12pm until 10pm
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue
  • How: Free, come dance!

Opening of Wait List for State Rental Assistance Program

Governor Murphy’s Administration announces opening of wait list for State Rental Assistance Program

The open enrollment period for pre-applications is from Monday, July 11, 2022 at 9am until Friday, July 22, 2022 at 5pm. Click here to view and/or download more details regarding the State Rental Assistance Program.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced that its Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) will be accepting pre-applications online for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) Waiting List. Pre-Applications will be accepted to enter a lottery for the statewide SRAP program in the Elderly, Family, Disabled, and Homeless categories.

Need help paying your energy bill?

Elizabethtown Gas can connect you to financial assistance programs.

  • Financial assistance programs available include:
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Universal Service Fund (USF)
    • Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE)
    • Lifeline Assistance Program
    • NJ Shares
    • NJ Comfort Partners

For more information, call customer service Monday through Friday from 7am until 8pm at 1(800) 242-5830, or click here to view and/or download the Elizabethtown Gas information sheet in English and Spanish.

Notice RE New Job Positions Available In The City of Linden

Once completed all applications must be returned via email or mailed to City of Linden City Clerks’ Office, 301 North Wood Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036. Applications that are mailed must be postmarked by the application deadline or they will be returned to the applicant. Please be advised that all employment applications must be completed at the time of submission. Please include copies of resumes, proof of qualifications or any additional documents you wish to submit with your application.

Submission Due Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Click here to see all job opportunities available in the City of Linden.

“High School Musical” at Linden High School

Mayor Derek Armstead and Mystic Vision Players present “High School Musical” on stage! Music adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle.

Click here to view and/or download the flyer for this event. Disney’s High School Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theater International.

  • Who: Mystic Vision Players.
  • What: Performance of “High School Musical.” Based on the Disney channel original movie written by Peter Barsocchini.
  • Where: Susan L. Hudak Auditorium at Linden High School, which is located at 121 West St. Georges Avenue.
  • When: July 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th at 8pm. The July 24th performance is scheduled for 3pm.
  • How: To purchase tickets, click here. Admission for adults is $18, and for students and seniors is $15.

Recycling Center – Extended Hours

Starting Wednesday July 6th, the City of Linden is extending the hours at its Recycling Center on Wednesdays only, until 8pm.

The pilot program to extend the Linden Recycling Center hours will occur on Wednesdays only, until 8pm. The extended hours on Wednesdays will allow Linden residents with later work schedules to drop off their recyclables. The Recycling Center hours will remain the same for the other days of the week.

  • The Linden Recycling Center hours are as follows:
    • Monday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Tuesday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Wednesday from 7am until 2:30pm (beginning July 6th, Wednesday hours will be from 7am until 8pm)
    • Thursday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Friday from 7am until 2:30pm
    • Saturday from 8am until 2pm
  • Where: 2 Donaldson Place