Employee Relations of Ocean County

Anyone interested in employment opportunities with Ocean County must fully complete Ocean County Employment Application (pdf) .

Submission of a resume with the application is suggested. For positions requiring a license or certification, copies of the documents should also be submitted with the application.

Completed Employment Applications may be hand delivered or mailed to:

Ocean County Department of Employee Relations
P. O. Box 2191
101 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191

Ocean County employment is governed by the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. As such, Ocean County is a merit system jurisdiction.

For additional information please visit the NJ Civil Service Commission.

It is the policy of Ocean County to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion or disability, except where a particular qualification is specifically permitted and is essential to successful job performance.

As you may know, Ocean County has been recognized by many national publications as one of the best places in the country in which to live. One of the reasons for such recognition is the commitment of public officials, local businesses and community leaders to provide and create employment opportunities for County residents. To this end, applicants for employment and all employees currently, or, in the future, in the employment of the County, must be legal residents of Ocean County.

The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders is committed to maintaining the highest standards of conduct for all employees and officials of the County. We believe adherence to high ethical standards is critical to establishing and maintaining public trust and confidence in government. Ocean County strives to insure that all county employees and officials fully comply with the Local Government Ethics Law.

New Jersey values the contributions that our veterans have made, and continue to make, for our country's freedom and for other nations around the world. As such, New Jersey's civil service system provides absolute veteran's preference in employee selection. This means that qualified veterans are placed at the top of an open competitive employment list ahead of non-veterans regardless of their scores. Disabled veterans and veterans are placed on promotional lists according to their scores, but they have preference over non-veterans when a disabled veteran or veteran is at the top of a certification of the list to an appointing authority.

For additional information or questions contact:

NJ Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 340
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0340
Phone: (800) 624-0508
Fax: (609) 530-6970

Or visit the NJ Civil Service Commission Website.

What happens after I submit a completed application?
An Employee Relations’ representative will review the application for areas of interest and qualifications as they relate to current vacancies. Your application may be forwarded to various department(s) for review. If a department is interested in conducting an interview, an authorized County representative will contact you.

How long will my application be on file?
One (1) year from the date the Department of Employee Relations receives the application.

How often are new jobs / vacant positions posted?
New jobs/vacant positions which are subject to open competitive exam are posted on the New Jersey Civil Service Commission web site under the heading of Job Announcements and Testing Information. It is suggested that job seekers bookmark this web page : Job Announcements and Testing Information and regularly check and file for positions of interest.

Will I automatically be considered for every new opening for which I qualify?
Employee Relations regularly reviews all applications filed with the County to determine compatibility of job seekers as they relate to specific areas of employment openings. In addition, applications are given further consideration by departments seeking to fill a funded vacancy for either non competitive or provisional pending open competitive opportunities. We encourage job seekers to concurrently check the New Jersey Civil Service Commission web site for open competitive announcements. Please note that when filing on the Civil Service web site each announcement requires a separate application.

Director of Employee Relations
Keith J. Goetting
Phone: (732) 929-2128
Email: OCEmployeeRelations

Risk Management
Mary Ann Noto
Phone: (732) 929-2128
Email: MNoto@co.ocean.nj.us

Safety and Risk Coordinator
Antoinette DePaola, Esq.
Phone: (732) 929-2128 Email: ADepaola@co.ocean.nj.us

Personnel Specialist
Patricia L. Burke
Phone: (732) 929-2128
Email: PBurke@co.ocean.nj.us