2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:9-133.2 - Application for examination; qualifications

40A:9-133.2. Application for examination; qualifications

2. Commencing on the effective date of P.L.1985, c.174, the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs shall hold examinations semiannually, and at such other times as he may deem appropriate, for certification as municipal clerk. An applicant for examination shall furnish proof to the director, not less than 30 days before an examination, that the applicant is not less than 21 years of age, is a citizen of the United States, is of good moral character, has obtained a certificate or diploma issued after at least four years of study at an approved secondary school or has received an academic education considered and accepted by the Commissioner of Education as fully equivalent, and has completed at least two years of education at a college of recognized standing. For purposes of this section, 30 college credits will be considered equivalent to one year of college. An applicant who does not meet the two-year college requirement may substitute on a year for year basis full-time experience or the equivalent part-time experience in a position as deputy municipal clerk, assistant municipal clerk or other position of county or municipal government which performs duties relative to those performed by a municipal clerk as described in subsection e. of N.J.S.40A:9-133. An applicant shall also present proof of completion of the following courses offered through Rutgers, The State University or similar courses offered at a college or university approved by the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs:

Introduction of the Duties of the Municipal Clerk;

Advanced Duties of the Municipal Clerk;

Local Election Administration;

Information and Records Management; and

Municipal Finance Administration for Municipal Clerks.

Every applicant submitting an application prior to December 31, 2000 may present proof of satisfactory completion of a course in Municipal Finance Administration, in lieu of the course in Municipal Finance Administration for Municipal Clerks.

The proofs required pursuant to this section shall be provided on the application forms and in the manner as shall be prescribed by the director. Each completed application shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $50 payable to the order of the State Treasurer. Examinations shall be written, or both written and oral, and shall be of such character as fairly to test and determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of the person tested to actually perform the duties of municipal clerk.

L.1985,c.174,s.2; amended 1997,c.279, s.3; 1998,c.27,s.1.

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