The NJ LEE Application Period is NOW OPEN!
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission (NJCSC) has posted the formal Announcement and opened the online application portal for the 2023 NJ LEE. This is a significant change in the previous 3-year testing cycle, as the NJCSC has implemented annual NJ LEE testing. Only those departments/jurisdictions that “opted in” for this NJ LEE cycle are included. Any department/jurisdiction that did not opt in will simply extend the existing list from the 2022 NJ LEE cycle. Any candidate who tested in 2022 for a department/jurisdiction that has an announcement as part of this year’s NJ LEE cycle will need to test again this year to be a part of that department’s list once the 2023 results come out. The NJCSC has made it clear that scores from 2022 will not carry over for those departments who have opted in for the 2023 NJ LEE cycle. Again, for those departments that did not opt in, the current list will simply be extended.
Get Ready to Prepare for Excellence
Early Registration for the Prep Course is NOW OPEN! (Click Here)
The CCS Test Prep® Online Program Early Registration has been posted on the www.ccstest.com website. The fee for the online program is $395. CCS Test Prep® is offering the highly effective online program. The course binder is being mailed out on May 1, 2023 to registered students, so they can begin pencil-to-paper practice exercises well in advance of online program. Access to the CCS Test Prep® Online Learning Platform will begin 30-days before the student’s actual test date. Once opened, students will have 24/7 access to the online learning platform to study at their convenience.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE NJ LEE
You can access the formal NJ Civil Service Commission online Application at: NJCSC NJ LEE (Click Here).
The NJCSC CLOSING DATE for NJ LEE applications is set as March 31, 2023.
IMPORTANT: In a very confusing way, the NJCSC has modified the normal application process for the NJ LEE and now requires that interested candidates submit individual applications online for each title and jurisdiction for which he or she would like to be eligible. It is important to note that most jurisdictions have residency preferences, so residents are placed ahead of non-residents on the formal list. Candidates should look at which jurisdictional area is listed as (1) within the column entitled “open to residents of” on the NJCSC job posting portal at: https://info.csc.state.nj.us/. The candidate should compare his or her personal residency location and make sure it matches up with the jurisdictional area listed as (1) in the portal. Hiring agencies will draw from the jurisdictional area listed as (1) as their primary list. Only a few departments in the state make it to the jurisdictional area listed as (2) during the life of the list. Of course, everyone applying is a NJ resident, so everyone is residency eligible for the NJ State titles that are listed. Most of the municipal police agencies have a “residency preference” and pull from their local residents first.
It is important that interested candidates properly apply before the March 31, 2023, closing date and apply to the appropriate jurisdictions and titles considering residency, etc.
This process is very important, as the lists generated from the NJ LEE can be extended up to 4 years.
NOTE: The NJ LEE is also used for Parole Officer Recruit as well as the NJDOC titles.
I look forward to having the opportunity to help you achieve an exceptional score on the 2023 NJ LEE!
Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D. (Ret.)