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Department NJ TRANSIT Police Department
TypeCertified
Job TitlePTC Certified Police Officer
Registration Fee$35.00
ContactNJTPD_ExamQuestions@njtransit.com
Location Newark, NJ
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Job Announcement

 

NJ TRANSIT POLICE 
NOW HIRING FOR 


NJ CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICERS

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants being considered will be contacted via Policeapp.com with details regarding the date of the Physical Qualification Test,  There will be a $35 non-refundable application fee to apply for the test. (Payable by Debit/Credit Card Only)  

When applying through Policeapp.com you MUST UPLOAD the following documents:

Documents must be in one of the following formats doc,docx,pdf,jpg,jpeg,gif,png

 

The NJ TRANSIT Police hiring process is designed to identify the most qualified candidates for the position. At the completion of each stage of the hiring process, applicants will be notified of their status via Policeapp.com. Only those applicants meeting the standards of the NJ TRANSIT Police Department are selected to continue in the process.

 

CRITERIA FOR BECOMING A NJ TRANSIT POLICE OFFICER

A candidate will be rejected from the selection process that has intentionally misrepresented, falsified, or concealed material and that, upon submission of any official document (online or otherwise), made a false statement, or attempted to practice any deception or fraud in this initial application, examination, interview, background, or in securing eligibility for appointment.

Read the Minimum Qualifications carefully prior to applying through Policeapp.com. Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be allowed to proceed in the selection process.  Partial or incomplete document submission will not be accepted and will disqualify you from the selection process & applications fees will not be refunded.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

To be considered as a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer, you must meet all of the following requirements at the time of application subittal. 

Failure to meet and provide appropriate documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of these requirements when applying through Policeapp.com will result in your disqualification from the NJ TRANSIT Police Officer selection process.

CITIZENSHIP

DRIVER'S LICENSE

 

ALL PTC REQUIRMENTS MUST BE MET BY TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

Failure to provide proof that you have satisfied minimum requirements on the date of application submission will eliminate you from further consideration as a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer Candidate. 

NJ TRANSIT HAS A  RESIDENCY LAW; YOU HAVE ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF HIRE TO RELOCATE.

AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION FACTORS:

Applicants are advised that the NJ TRANSIT Police Department will automatically disqualify any applicant who does not meet the general requirements as detailed in the eligibility requirement section.

An applicant will be automatically disqualified if he/she meets one or more than one of the following factors:

SELECTION PROCESS:

Throughout this selection process, you will be required to present two forms of identification, one of which will need to be a valid government issued photo identification (e.g., photo driver license, photo identification issued by the County Clerk's Office, passport, Motor Vehicle ID, Military ID).

The selection process consists of the following and applicants should be prepared to participate in every part of the selection process.  Applicants will be notified of their status and certain test results via Policeapp.com.  Please use an email address that will remain with you for at least one full year:

 

SUBMISSION:

All submissions through Policeapp.com will be reviewed to determine minimum qualifications, automatic disqualifiers, and completeness. Successful applicants will be invited to the Physical Qualification Test.  As determined solely by the agency, partial or incomplete document submission will not be accepted and will disqualify you from the selection process.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATION TEST (PQT):

The purpose of this test is to ensure that each applicant meets the entry-level physical performance standards for the department. Failure of any one exercise will disqualify the applicant and remove them from the current selection process at that time. The tests consist of:

 

The following will assist you in the preparation for the NJ TRANSIT Physical Qualification Test:

Physical Qualification Test Appropriate Clothing

On the day of your test, wear athletic clothing.  Examples of athletic clothing are sweatshirt or T-shirt; sweat pants or shorts and sneakers.  All exercises will be administered indoors; please dress accordingly.

 

QUALIFICATION SCREENING:

Upon successful completion of your submission through Policeapp.com, passing of the Physical Qualification phase, all information will be collected and assessed by a review panel.

Applicants selected to move forward to the panel interview phase will be advised via Policeapp.com.  It is your responsibility to keep your email up to date.

 

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:

A comprehensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted by the NJ TRANSIT Police Department on all candidates that pass the panel interview.  Candidates will be required to sign appropriate authorizations that will permit full investigation and complete disclosure of personal information. Candidates who do not report their complete background record and do not provide complete and truthful answers during the background investigation will be disqualified from the selection process at any time.

 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION:

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination. The medical examination is conducted to determine the candidate’s ability to perform the essential functions of a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer. Upon successful completion of the medical examinations, the candidate will be eligible for employment as a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer and sworn into a certified Police Academy.

 

SALARY:

$68,345  NJ PTC Certified (Effective 7/1/2023)

 

SCHEDULE:

4 days on 3 days off schedule; 10 hour days.

 

BENEFITS:

Each full-time sworn member will receive benefits in accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement.  These benefits include a major medical health plan, a prescription plan, dental insurance, and a group life insurance as part of the Police & Fire Retirement System.

 

FIELD TRAINING PROGRAM:

Police Training Commission candidates who successfully complete all of the evaluation components are subject to one-year probation from date of employment.  Candidates will be assigned to a sixteen-week Field Training Program once hired. As a NJ TRANSIT Police Officer, you will be assigned to various locations throughout the state. All sworn officers of the NJ TRANSIT Police Department are fully certified by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Police Training Commission.  Candidates MUST be able to accept assignments throughout the state of NJ.

 

ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the NJ TRANSIT Police Department is to maintain public order and safety while deterring and preventing terrorism and crime throughout the NJ TRANSIT system.

VISION STATEMENT

We will accomplish our mission through intelligence led policing and counter-terrorism based approaches in all of our policing strategies. Our commitment to exceptional public service, will act as the foundation in guiding our relentless crime prevention and suppression efforts. This vision exemplifies our pursuit of excellence in setting the standard in transit policing throughout the country.

CORE VALUES

If at any time you have questions please email the NJ TRANSIT Police Recruiting Unit at NJTPD_ExamQuestions@njtransit.com 

At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff.

NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please direct questions regarding this position to NJTPD_ExamQuestions@njtransit.com


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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