To qualify for employment as a Sheriff's Officer, interested applicants must pass a written examination administered by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission.

Applicants must be:

  • residents of  Atlantic County
  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
  • of sound moral character
  • able to pass a thorough background investigation
  • able to pass a comprehensive psychological and medical examination

The Atlantic County Sheriff's Office receives eligibility rosters from the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and contacts eligible candidates when there are vacancies. Please do NOT send a resume if you are not on an existing eligibility roster.

The Sheriff's Office does not participate in the Intergovernmental Transfer Program at this time.
The Atlantic County Sheriff's Office IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
For more information, see the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website.