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New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Personnel Trainee

Human Resources

HR Representative


Trenton, New Jersey, United States

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Human Resources is seeking a qualified candidate for a Personnel Trainee position. This position will report in-person to the Office of Human Resources in Trenton, NJ. This position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.

Under the direction of a supervisory officer in a State department, institution, or agency, as a trainee and productive worker, receives on-the-job training in government personnel practices and procedures and their application and does work which will provide practical personnel experience; does related work.


EDUCATION: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Are you a veteran? If so, proof of your NJ Veterans Preference is required at application. Please provide a copy of your New Jersey Civil Service Commission NOTIFICATION OF VETERANS STATUS along with your cover letter and resume. For information on how to apply for Veterans Preference in the State of NJ, please visit the Civil Service Commission's website at

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at

SALARY: $48,531.07 - $50,737.29.

TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving all PDFs by your Last Name, First Name.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job opportunity and send to:

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.