Employment

From left, Undersheriff Amilcar Colon, Sheriff Peter Corvelli and Undersheriff Dennis Burke

The Union County Sheriff’s Office, a progressive and community-oriented team of law enforcement professionals, is seeking to fill open positions. If you are looking for long-term employment in a rewarding field, browse our website.

Becoming a member of the Union County Sheriff’s Office begins with you applying to take a Civil Service Examination. It will be administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Please refer to the New Jersey Civil Service Commission web site for information about entry level positions within our agency. We have provided a link and contact information for the NJCSC below.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

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New Jersey Civil Service Commission

Opportunities
  • Bureau of Identification
  • Complex Security Division
  • Courthouse Security Division
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Family Violence Unit
  • Information Technology Division
  • Investigations Unit
  • K-9 Search & Rescue Unit
  • Legal Process Unit
  • Sheriff’s Labor Assistance Program
  • Training Division
  • Transportation Unit

Benefits
  • Credit Union
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Wellness Program

Vacation
  • All county employees receive vacation time based upon years of service with the county

Holidays
  • 10 Paid holidays observed per year

Sick Leave
  • 15 sick days per year

Community Programs

The Union County Sheriff’s Office maintains an active role in the community.  Listed below are some of the programs we currently provide.

  • Children ID Cards
  • Honor Guard
  • Internship Program
  • K-9 Demonstrations
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Read Across America
  • Tree of Hope
  • Union County Helping Hands 365
  • Youth Police Academy

Minimum Qualifications

The following requirements must be met by the application deadline date:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Union County Resident
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid NJ driver’s license
  • Successfully pass the Civil Service Exam
  • Have not been convicted of the following:
  • An indictable offense or presently under an indictable expungement, or have been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence.
  • Driving while intoxicated.

Application Process
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Interview
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • Medical Examination
  • Psychological Examination

Police Academy Minimum Requirements:
  • 5 Mile run in 15:55 minutes
  • 28 Sit-ups in 1 minute
  • 300 Meter run 70.1 seconds
  • 24 Push-ups in 1 minute
  • Vertical jump of 15 inches

Starting salary from $40,000