Recruitment & Selection

About Employee Recruitment & Selection

It is the policy of the City of Newark to foster, maintain, and promote equal opportunity to all persons. The city selects employees on the basis of the applicant's qualifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, and physical or mental disability (except when age or disability is a bona-fide occupational qualification).

When a position is vacant, or a new position is created, the city follows standard procedures to ensure a selection from a broad field of applicants in order to obtain the most competent and qualified candidates. Selection of applicants is based on valid, applicable, and job-related criteria.


Each applicant is required to complete an application for employment. Applications or resumes are only accepted for positions which are currently vacant and for which a position vacancy notice has been issued. Applications or resumes are not accepted unless there is a position available.


Advertisements for position openings are always published on Sundays in the News Journal. Unsolicited applications or resumes will be acknowledged by letter and will be maintained on file for one year with other unsuccessful applicants for previously filled vacancies.

Background Checks

Candidates for certain positions may be required to submit to a pre-employment medical examination, including a drug screen, or to a criminal history or a driver's record check. All applicants will be notified of their status by email.

Police Officer Recruitment

Police officer recruitment is separate from the recruitment of civilian employees. You can find more information about police officer recruitment under Career Opportunities as a City of Newark Police Officer in this section of the website.