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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

If you have any questions about our employment process contact the Division of Human Resources at (609) 984-7323. If you are a veteran and would like more information regarding regarding  civil service veterans’ preference, please please visit the NJ Civil Service Commission Veteran's Preference website.

E-mail us your resume Please Note: To apply for a current announcement you must follow the directions within that individual posting.

Government Jobs can also be found on the Civil Service Commission Home Page.

New Jersey Residency Requirements
All employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under the law.
View more information regarding exemptions and requirements as well as Frequently Asked Questions

Notice of Vacancy

NOTE: all DEP Notices of Vacancy have a 4:00 p.m. deadline on the closing date.
When filing for these opportunities, please be sure to have your letter of interest
and credentials sent electronically before 4 p.m. on the closing date. 

AmeriCorps Service Opportunity

  • AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors Recruitment Page
    The goal of the 20 Ambassadors hired each year is to spread the message of protecting our streams, lakes and ocean from pollution caused by our daily activities. This is done through presentations to school children and community groups, field assessments and training individuals in visual and biological monitoring. The ambassadors are required to serve 1700 hours during their term of service and receive a living allowance and an educational award upon completion.

Internship Opportunities

  • None at This Time

The Department of Environmental Protection maintains a resume pool of intern candidates throughout the year that is used to recruit college and graduate student interns for the unpaid internships listed on this webpage. This resume pool is also consulted by program areas that may have an internship project that is not posted on this webpage. Please make sure to include your resume, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Non-Paid Internship Application  and the Internship Volunteer Information Form completed until the DEP/Program Area section; please leave that section blank- and send all information to George Berdomas (