DEP offers health benefits, paid time off, and flexible reporting.
DEP offices are located across the state. From law enforcement and GIS specialists to biologists, foresters, and fiscal resource managers, there are many different types of careers.
View current full time, part time, internship, and AmeriCorps opportunities.
Air, Energy, & Materials Sustainability develops statewide programs, policies, permits and regulations for controlling and reducing air quality and climate change pollutants and air toxics; ensuring regulated entities comply with the NJ Air Pollution Control Act; reducing public exposure to radiation, mitigating climate-altering pollutants, researching clean energy sources and supporting sustainable initiatives; oversees inspection, investigation, registration/licensing and enforcement operations and recycling of solid, hazardous, and medical waste.
We provide direction at the intersection of environmental, social, and economic improvement by analyzing and collaborating on investments in natural capital. We support economic growth that reinvigorates natural, cultural, & historic resources.
We reduce the number of contaminated sites in New Jersey, ensure the protection of public health and the environment, and ready sites for redevelopment.
We protect New Jersey’s water infrastructure by establishing water quality and palatable water standards, monitor and manage all of the State’s waters by ensuring surface and groundwater standards are met and making sure water supplies are adequate, reliable and sustainable.
We ensure development does not negatively impede on New Jersey’s natural resources and put public health at risk. We monitor community resiliency after severe weather and protect threatened and endangered species from being fragmented, dispersed, and severely impacted by development projects.
We protect and manage the State's fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term biological, recreational and economic values for all New Jerseyans.
We are stewards of the state’s rich and diverse historic, cultural, recreational, and natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
We provide all of the support and leadership necessary for program areas to carry out the work they do, including the spearheading of initiatives, curating of standards, lobbying for legal representation and environmental justice, ensuring rigorous scientiﬁc integrity, and safeguarding and developing robust DEP technology and information systems.
From threats to its coastline to rising temperatures, New Jersey has an urgent need to lead the way in addressing climate change.
Safe, clean water is vital to New Jersey’s health, quality of life and economy. The DEP protects this precious resource by preventing pollution, cleaning up contamination, ensuring ample supply and investing in strong infrastructure.
Cleaner environments promote stronger communities. The DEP plays a major role in strengthening communities by reducing environmental burdens, working with partners to support new economic opportunities and improving the day-to-day life for all, especially vulnerable populations.
From the Atlantic Ocean to its forests, New Jersey is a diverse and inclusive place rich in history, wildlife and open space. The DEP encourages all New Jersey residents and visitors to experience the state first-hand.
The DEP’s ability to achieve its goals and operate effectively depends on its staff and resources. Together, we will help New Jersey protect its environment, promote the health of its citizens and lead the way for the nation.
Conservation Police Officer
Resource Interpretive Specialist
The following programs are administered by each State appointing authority in accordance with provisions set forth in collective negotiations agreements:
Clothing Maintenance Allowance - This benefit is provided to certain State employees. Eligibility and amounts are established in accordance with contractual provisions.
Tool Allowance - This benefit is provided to certain State employees. Eligibility and amounts are established in accordance with contractual provisions.
Eye Care Program - This benefit is provided to all eligible State employees and their dependents, and offers reimbursement toward the cost of eye examinations and prescription lenses.
For more detailed information, please visit the Division of Pensions and Benefits.
For more detailed information, please visit page 91 of the Compensation Compendium from the NJ Civil Service Commission.
Some jobs are eligible for flexible reporting - the ability to report remotely in certain limited circumstances. Eligible flexible reporting examples include child care due to school closing, bad road conditions due to local weather events, and other unique circumstances, approved by the employee’s supervisor.
Jobs that are not suitable to be performed away from the worksite are not eligible for flexible reporting. These jobs include law enforcement, construction and maintenance, and lab work.
Each year, between May and September, the New Jersey State Park Service hires approximately 700 seasonal staff to fill peak-season jobs at New Jersey’s parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites.
Learn more and apply for a seasonal position at NJ State Parks.
Watershed Ambassadors spread the message of protecting our streams, lakes and ocean from pollution caused by our daily activities. They give presentations to school children and community groups, perform field assessments and train 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. Apply to join the next cohort of Ambassadors, who begin their term of service in September.
Learn more about AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors.
It starts with a Spark! The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Spark Internship Program is a paid professional development and work-learning experience for students. Spark matches qualified candidates with DEP programs. This provides real-world experience to our future leaders in the environmental protection space.
Prospective interns, please submit the following to be notified of future internships:
Submit all internship application materials above to DEPinternships@dep.nj.gov
For additional government jobs, please visit the Civil Service Commission.