Employment Opportunities

South Orange Village is not just any municipal government, we are changing the way local government runs. We are looking for the creative, passionate, hardworking individuals that are always trying to make the world a better place. Are you a wiz in your ability to solve problems with a little ingenuity? Well then, we like you already. And maybe there’s a spot for you on our team. For us, this career is not just about building the best South Orange, it’s about people, the ones who work for us, who reside in our Village, and who surround our community.

Individuality has been the key to our growth and success, whether it’s our use of technology, much of which has gone through a complete overhaul in the past few years, or our employees, who are encouraged to just be themselves and not just do what has worked in the past but encouraged to help make positive changes to constantly improve our organization. After all, there is always something new to learn and try to improve the lives of our residents. We are always looking for employees who exhibit the following characteristics:

- A positive, can do attitude
- Collaborative and entrepreneurial
- Versatile, open to doing a variety of tasks
- Desire to become an expert 

So think you’re too quirky for government? Let us be the judge. 

At South Orange Village, we don’t just accept difference, we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our organization and our community. South Orange Village is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Enjoy the support of your team as you explore new ideas and master the skills that move your career forward.

Application Process

We welcome you to apply for employment with South Orange Village.  Please note, applications are only accepted for current recruitments and a separate application must be submitted for each position you are interested in. Be sure to submit your application by the final filing deadline. Application materials are reviewed for relevant education, training and experience. Those applicants’ best meeting the Village's needs will be invited to participate in a selection process which may include a written exam, performance exam, oral board interview and/or other selection process. Depending upon the applicant pool, all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will not necessarily be selected to participate in the hiring process.

Prior to submitting a completed job application, be sure to read the respective recruitment notice for further instructions. Some recruitments may require additional information such as a designated supplemental questionnaire.

Contact Information

The Department of Administration (HR) is located at the Village’s Municipal Offices at 76 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079 and is open from Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, except for Village Holidays.

Main Number: (973) 378-7715 ext. 2