Bayonne Fire Department - Employment Information


Any questions regarding recruitment, testing dates, test scores, and eligibility rankings should be directed to the NJ Department of Personnel for assistance.

Currently the Bayonne Fire Department conducts firefighter hiring by utilizing a Civil Service list maintained by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. Specific information regarding firefighter entry positions is available at

Applications are available from the NJ Department Of Personnel web site. Applications are usually available throughout the month of January, but that may be changed accordingly so check back often. Applications will also be available at the City of Bayonne Fire Department web site once they are available. Applications are in .pdf format which will require you to have the freely distributed Acrobat Reader installed prior to downloading. You will then be required to complete, and mail in the applications along with a $35.00 fee directly to the NJ Department of Personnel.

Once you have taken the civil service exam you will then be ranked according to score, and will be notified accordingly. Applicants who achieve a high ranking will be certified by the Department of Personnel, and the hiring procedure will begin with the appointing authority as the need for additional firefighters arise.

If you would like further information, you can contact the NJ Department of Personnel directly at (609) 292-4144, or visit their website at


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