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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
Governor Chris Christie • Lt.Governor Kim Guadagno
 
 
  1. How do I find out how I did on the LEE exam?
  2. What is my Applicant ID number?
  3. What is the passing score for the LEE exam?
  4. What is the highest score for the LEE exam?
  5. Can I get component scores for this test?
  6. Can I get my score if I did not pass the exam?
  7. Are all lists in rank order?
  8. Once I take the test, may I review it?
  9. Do veterans get extra points?
  10. How can I get veteran's preference?
  11. Do children of deceased Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty receive preference?
  12. What titles were tested in the 2016 Law Enforcement Examination (LEE)?
  13. What happens next now that the LEE results are public?
  14. Who does the actual hiring?
  15. What is a certification?
  16. Does being certified mean I’ll be interviewed and/or appointed?
  17. Once a certification is issued, how are people chosen for appointment?
  18. What about tied scores?
  19. How do I notify the CSC about a change in my name, mailing address, or email address?
  20. Does changing my address after the closing date affect my eligibility for appointment?
  21. When will examination results from the 2013 LEE expire?
  22. Can I carry over my score from the 2013 LEE examination to the 2016 LEE examination?

  1. How do I find out how I did on the LEE exam?
    You may access your examination results online by clicking the link below and selecting “Law Enforcement Test Results” under the Job Seekers area of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) website.   Enter your applicant ID (in most cases that would be your social security number) to obtain your test score. 

    http://www.state.nj.us/csc/ 

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  2. What is my Applicant ID number?
    In accordance with N.J.S.A. 11A:4-1, all job applicants are requested to provide their Social Security Number (SSN) on applications to establish a unique means of identifying all of their records throughout the selection and appointment processes. Providing your SSN is voluntary. If you do not provide your SSN, another unique identification number will be assigned to you, and that number will appear on all subsequent records related to this examination. You must also use this number to fill out your answer sheet at the testing center so that your test results may be matched to your candidate record. However, in order to receive New Jersey Civil Service Commission Veteran’s Preference, you must provide your SSN.

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  3. What is the passing score for the LEE exam?
    Standard passing percentage score is 70.000%. 

     

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  4. What is the highest score for the LEE exam?
    The highest score is 99.999%.

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  5. Can I get component scores for this test?
    Component scores are not provided for this examination.

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  6. Can I get my score if I did not pass the exam?
    Scores below the minimum standard are not available for this examination.

     

     

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  7. Are all lists in rank order?
    No. The eligibility notice will only include your final average and veteran status because the entry-level law enforcement testing process places candidates who pass the examination in an eligible pool. Your rank will be determined when a certified list is created from the pool and sent to a jurisdiction. When a certified list (also called a certification) is created, you will be notified of your rank on the list for that title and jurisdiction.

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  8. Once I take the test, may I review it?

    No.  To protect the security of this examination, there will be no review of any test material..

     

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  9. Do veterans get extra points?
    No extra points are given. However, eligibles with disabled veteran or veteran status are grouped at the top of the certification list by their veteran status and then by their final averages. Disabled veterans are placed above veterans who, in turn, are placed ahead of non-veterans.
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  10. How can I get veteran's preference?
    You will need to meet the veteran’s preference requirements of the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMVA) in order to claim veteran’s preference for any examination. If you do meet those requirements, you'll want to claim veteran’s preference on the application form and submit the required proof to be awarded the preference for the LEE examination and all future CSC examinations. If you do not submit the required documentation, you will not be able to claim veteran’s status for this announcement.

    Completed Civil Service Veteran’s preference claim forms (http://www.state.nj.us/military/veterans/njdmava_form_05A-1.pdf), along with the required documentation, must be submitted directly to the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. You may visit NJDMVA's web site or contact them at 1-888-865-8387 to obtain a Civil Service Veteran’s Preference Claim Form or for more information.

    You don't have to wait for an examination to be announced to file for veteran’s preference. We encourage you to do it as soon as possible to ensure that your paperwork is processed on time for this examination. Preference must be established no later than 8 days prior to list issuance, and once established, is good for life.

    Additional information regarding New Jersey Veteran’s Preference can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/csc/seekers/veterans/index.html.

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  11. Do children of deceased Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty receive preference?
    Yes, children of a deceased law enforcement officer, who was killed in the line of duty, receive preference in appointment second to that accorded to veterans pursuant to current law, but superseding that accorded to non-veterans. All duly qualified applicants whose natural or adoptive parent was killed in the lawful discharge of official duties while serving as a law enforcement officer in any law enforcement agency in the State at any time prior to the closing date for the filing of an application, provided that required documentation is submitted with the application by the closing date, shall be accorded this preference. This paragraph shall not, however, be applicable if the municipality has entered into a consent decree with the United States Department of Justice concerning the hiring practices of the municipality.

    When a veteran and a non-veteran whose parent was killed in the lawful discharge of official duties while serving as a law enforcement officer in any law enforcement agency in the State are duly qualified applicants for a position, first preference shall be given to the veteran.

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  12. What titles were tested in the 2016 Law Enforcement Examination (LEE)?
    The following titles were included in the 2016 LEE announcement: Municipal Police Officer, Campus Police Officer Recruit, County Police Officer, Park Police Officer, Police Officer Recruit Human Services, Police Officer Palisades Interstate Park, Sheriff's Officer, County Correction Officer, and State Correction Officer Recruit Juvenile Justice. There are also bilingual variants for some of these titles, which will be noted in the announcement.

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  13. What happens next now that the LEE results are public?
    As open positions become available and organizations are ready to hire, the hiring or appointing authority will request a list of candidates (known as a Certification List) drawn from the pool . The Civil Service Commission will send them a certification list in rank order. The Certification lists will show Disabled Veterans ranked first according to their examination scores followed by Veterans, and then Non-Veterans.  In each group, candidates with the highest test scores will be at the top of the lists.

    Jurisdictions or hiring/appointing authorities also have residency ordinances that impact the ranking and ordering of candidates.

    The hiring authority is required to hire from the certified lists they receive.  You will be notified in writing when your name is placed on a Certification List. Notifications may be by mail or email, be sure to carefully and completely follow any instructions on those notifications, failure to do so may result in your removal from the list. .

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  14. Who does the actual hiring?
    Each jurisdiction or agency has its own Appointing Authority (AA) for the selection process. The CSC reviews the AA's documentation for each certification to ensure compliance with related rules and regulations. The CSC is not the Appointing Authority for entry-level law enforcement titles.

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  15. What is a certification?
    It is a list of names selected from the eligible pool that we provide to an Appointing Authority (AA) for a specific jurisdiction or agency to use for their hiring process. The certification lists candidates who pass the examination and ranks them based on their score in the following order: disabled veterans (ranked by score), veterans (ranked by score), and non-veterans (ranked by score). There is no hiring list or rank until a certification is requested by the AA for a hiring agency and the certification list is issued by the CSC.

    If your name is certified to an Appointing Authority, a certification notice will be sent to the mailing address you listed on your application for the LEE, or that you have updated with the CSC as necessary. This is why you MUST notify the CSC if your mailing address changes from the one you entered on your application.

    If you receive a certification notice in the mail, you will be given five business days from the notice date to respond in writing to the AA that you are interested, or not interested, in the job. If you do not respond within this timeframe, your name will be removed from the certification and you will no longer be considered for appointment.

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  16. Does being certified mean I’ll be interviewed and/or appointed?
    No. It means you MAY be interviewed and/or considered for appointment if you are reachable on the certification list.

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  17. Once a certification is issued, how are people chosen for appointment?
    The selection process is described below:

    1. The Appointing Authority (AA) conducts background investigations for eligible candidates who indicate interest in being appointed. These investigations may include reports from their criminal, employment, and driving records. The AA will usually disqualify anyone with negative reports. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 4A:4-6, any false statement of any material fact (including educational and employment record) or any deception or fraud in any part of the selection or appointment process will be grounds for disqualification and possible legal action.
    2. Not all eligibles who pass the background investigation are offered the currently available jobs. Disabled veterans and veterans have absolute preference and must be appointed first. Where there are no disabled veterans or veterans, the "rule of three" applies. This means that the AA may select any one of the first three non-veterans for each appointment they make.
    3. The AA will schedule medical and psychological examinations for those candidates who are selected.
    4. Candidates must pass both the medical and psychological examinations to be appointed.
    5. The AA will forward the completed certification with supporting documentation to the CSC, where it will be reviewed for compliance to the rules and regulations.

    The selection process often takes six months or more because it is so involved, so please be patient.

    Please Note: A candidate who is disqualified for a negative background investigation will be removed from the pool for all future certifications for any title.

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  18. What about tied scores?
    We do not break tied scores. Candidates who have the same final average and veteran status have equal ranking on a certification. For example, if there are 20 people on the certification with the same final average and they're all non-veterans, they will be listed in alphabetical order by their last names, but they all have the same rank on that certification. If one of them is reachable for an appointment, all are reachable and the Appointing Authority may hire any one of them.

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  19. How do I notify the CSC about a change in my name, mailing address, or email address?
    You must immediately notify the CSC in writing if you change your name, mailing address or email address or if it is listed incorrectly on a notice that you receive from us. To ensure that your records are updated correctly, please include the following in your request for change:

    1. Your name;
    2. Your social security number or, if you have been assigned a unique number for the examination process, include that number;
    3. Your new mailing address, including zip code;
    4. Where you actually live, if it is different from your mailing address;
    5. Your daytime telephone number;
    6. Your current e-mail address; and
    7. The effective date of the change.

    This information may be mailed or faxed as follows:

    NJCSC Information Center

    P.O. Box 310 

    Trenton, NJ  08625-0310

    Fax:  (609) 984-1064

     

    You may also submit the request electronically through our website at: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/mailer/ChangeAddress.aspx

    For security reasons, changes cannot be made from telephone calls.

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  20. Does changing my address after the closing date affect my eligibility for appointment?
    Since eligibility needs to be established as of the closing date of the announcement, your residency code cannot be changed after the closing date, even if you change your residence address or mailing address. If you change your residence to another jurisdiction after the closing date, you may not be eligible for appointment in your former or new jurisdiction. Please research with both jurisdictions to see how their residency requirements will affect you before you change your residence address or mailing address.

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  21. When will examination results from the 2013 LEE expire?
    The eligible pool resulting from the 2013 LEE announcement expired when the new pool from the 2016 LEE announcement became active.

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  22. Can I carry over my score from the 2013 LEE examination to the 2016 LEE examination?
    No. Candidates who took the 2013 LEE cannot carry over their scores to the 2016 LEE announcement.
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