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The Township of Hanover seeks a full-time employee for the position of Truck Driver/Equipment Operator for the Department of Public Works. This position includes, but is not limited to, manual work with extensive muscular exertion, safe operation of heavy equipment such as an automated sanitation truck, jet truck, loader, dump truck, sweeper, and smaller equipment, when needed.  May supervise crews of men engaged in the same work.  Responsible for the safe operation of an automated sanitation truck when crews are collecting sanitation and other household debris curbside and for notifying supervisors when items are not properly prepared for curbside collection.  Performs related work when required and may be temporarily assigned, as needed, to work within another Division of Public Works such as Parks Maintenance or Buildings and Grounds.

Successful candidate will be required to work all storm and emergency related incidents, including, but not limited to, plowing snow and salting roads, and must be willing and able to work overtime, as needed.  Candidate must be able to lift 50 pounds and be in possession of a valid New Jersey State Class A CDL license.  Knowledge of mechanics and heavy equipment are a plus.   To obtain an application, go to the Township of Hanover website at   Go to “Government” tab and click on “Employment Opportunities.”  Click on “Truck Driver/Equipment Operator” and download application or apply on-line.   Applications are also available at Town Hall, 1000 Route 10, Whippany, New Jersey, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  EOE/ADA. Completed applications are due by 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 25th and must be returned to: Department of Administration, c/o William Byrne, Human Resource Specialist, Township of Hanover, P.O. Box 250, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Superintendent of Public Works, Full Time – Borough of Highland Park

The Borough is seeking an experienced and outstanding leader and manager to oversee its Public Works Department. The Superintendent is responsible for the planning, coordination and administration of road improvements; buildings and grounds; garbage and recycling collection; storm water infrastructure; and fleet maintenance. The ideal candidate will possess at least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory and administrative leadership capacity in a responsible public works operation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A Certificate in Public Works Management (CPWM) is a requirement for this position. Please visit, Employment Opportunities, for a full description of the job requirements.  Interested candidates can send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:  Teri Jover, Borough Administrator, 221 So. Fifth Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904 or The Borough reserves the right to select candidates prior to the application deadline of Friday, September 27, 2019. EOE.


The Township of Cranford is accepting applications for the full-time position of Public Works Superintendent. Opening due to retirement after 28 years of successful service. The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader and manager ready to oversee the day-to-day operations of a very active Department of Public Works (DPW) in a vibrant 4.9 square miles community with approximately 24,000 residents. The Superintendent is responsible for the overall planning, coordinating and administration of roads, sewers, buildings and grounds, park maintenance, landscape & tree maintenance, fleet maintenance, sanitation collection and disposal (contracts), storm & drainage system maintenance, and emergency response for snow, ice, and flooding, among other related duties. The candidate will possess at least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory and administrative leadership capacity in a high functioning public works operation or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Supervises work force of approximately 24 employees, working under a collectively bargained agreement. Manages work operations and/or functional programs, including responsibility for budgeting & supervision, and has responsibility for effectively recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, and/or disciplining of employees. Excellent oral and written communications skills are a must. This position reports to the Township Administrator and exercises considerable independence of judgment in meeting assigned objectives and delivering services. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Candidate must be customer service oriented and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board/committee members, officials, consultants, stakeholders and the general public. The position may require attendance at evening meetings. CPWM and Sewer Collection System Operator License required. Certified Recycling Professional and Clean Communities Coordinator desirable. Must possess a valid NJ driver’s license, with a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class B preferred. Salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please e-mail cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and references to Jamie Cryan, Township Administrator at Position open until filled. Cranford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Engineer II – Parks
Type: Full Time
Salary/ Pay Rate: $49,400.00 to $65,900.00 /year
Posted Date: 09/13/2019 4:00 p.m.
Deadline to Apply: Open
Somerset County – Engineering Division
Responsibilities: Responsible for managing the construction activities of the Parks Section within the Engineering Division. On‐site nspection of construction projects for compliance with plans and specs. Coordinate construction with contractors, vendors, park comm. Staff, utilities, code officials/other county engineering staff. Investigate construction problems and conflicts on construction projects and make recommendations to resolve problems and conflicts. Coordinate and conduct project meetings to exchange information and review minutes of meetings.
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Currently accepting applications for Temporary/Seasonal Laborers
Candidate is responsible to load and unload trucks, operate chipper, chainsaws, pole saws, cut grass, rake leaves, weed whackers, edgers, blowers, hedge trimmers. The individual will perform maintenance tasks of road sides, parks, ball fields, grounds owned by Township including pruning, cutting, weed whacking, trash pick-up, etc. Washes, waxes, cleans Township vehicles and equipment (including interiors), installs, maintains, removes snow fence, performs janitorial duties at Township sites and other related duties as required.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent; good physical health.

Application instructions can be found at or can be picked up at Town Hall, 271 Clarksville Road, between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Completed Application/Resumes may be emailed to or mailed to West Windsor Township, P.O. Box 38, West Windsor, NJ 08550. West Windsor Township is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer.

No phone calls, please.

PUBLIC WORKS FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE WORKER – CITY OF SUMMIT, Union County, NJ.  Entry-level full-time employment available with the Roads Unit in Division of Public Works.  Work includes labor and operation of power equipment and vehicles for road projects and construction, repair and maintenance tasks as directed. Preference given to candidates with CDL and prior experience in public works-related work; subject to 24-hour emergency recall. Application available at Submit applications with resume to the Department of Community Services, Summit City Hall, 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit NJ 07901, or by email to, attention Public Works Manager. NO PHONE/FAX.  EOE.

PUBLIC WORKS FT FOREMAN – CITY OF SUMMIT, Union County, NJ.  Seeking very responsible Foreman candidate for Recreation, Parks & Shade Trees Unit of Public Works.  Position includes highly administrative, strategic, supervisory, budgetary, operations and technical work directing public works unit & field staff. Work is performed with great independence and reviewed by management through reports and assessment of results. Office and field leadership experience required. Preference given to candidates with CDL, prior experience in public works-related operations, specifically recreation/parks/trees, union staff, and emergency operations.  Application available at  Submit applications with resume to the Department of Community Services, Summit City Hall, 512 Springfield Avenue, Summit NJ 07901, or by email to, attention DCS. NO PHONE/FAX.  EOE.
(posted 8/27/19)

The Town of Clinton (Hunterdon County) is seeking an individual to assist in the operation, maintenance and repair within the Department of Public Works, Division of Water and Roads. Under supervision, the successful applicant will be required to repair roads and storm water basins, mow lawns, snow plowing, leaf/brush collection, install/maintain water mains, valves, pumps, hydrants, and other road/water service equipment, reading water meters, and any other duties as assigned. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and have clean driving history (CDL is required). A minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent), as well as the ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position is required. Knowledge and experience with the varieties types of tools used in maintenance and repair of water treatment equipment and road maintenance equipment a plus. 40-hours per week, Union position with a starting salary of $18.40/hour. This position requires the applicant to be available to work 24 hours a day, seven days per week as the need arises.
Interested applicants should submit a completed employment application to Richard Phelan, Town Administrator at 43 Leigh Street, Clinton, NJ 08809. Position will remain open until filled. Applications are available on the Town’s website (, or in-person at the address above. If you have applied within the last six months, you do not need to re-apply as we have your previous application on file. (Posted Aug 10, 2019)

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