2019 NJ LEE Information

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2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:12 am

I prepared this video to explain some aspects of the LEE cycle and the LEAB exam for the upcoming 2019 NJ Civil Service LEE cycle.
https://youtu.be/vmUpk3DbAFY
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
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Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by Areyouthereguad » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:47 am

I'll be 34 in 2019; Is it worth it for someone my age to take the exam?

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Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by NJBlue973 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:02 am

Why not? Nothing you can lose taking it.

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Re: 2019 NJ LEE Information

Post by CCSTestPrep » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 pm

The civil service process is different than the chief's testing. The 35 year age restriction only applies to Municipal Police Officer on the LEE and not Sheriff's, Corrections, Campus Police Officer, etc, on the LEE announcement.
Oddly, they have the system set up that as long as you are under age 35 as of the "Closing Date" set on the LEE announcement, you are age eligible for the life of that pool to be hired as a municipal police officer. Since it is civil service, agencies must hire within the "Rule of Three" (can only bypass 2 candidates on a certification), so there is no real disadvantage to being an older candidate in a civil service process as long as you are under age 35 as of the closing date of the announcement.
The downside to being over 35 when hired relates to the pension rules. PFRS requires that a new member be under 35 or have other credible service time that would bring the new member below 35. Otherwise, you may have to be enrolled in PERS instead of PFRS
For example, if the LEE is in 2019 and a candidate turns 35 in January of 2020, he or she would be eligible for appointment as a municipal police while over 35 from that testing cycle. For instance, if the candidate is a resident of Brick Township and the Brick Township PD certifies a list in mid 2020, that candidate's name would appear and he or she would be eligible. Once the pool expires thereafter, that candidate would no longer be eligible for municipal police officer in NJ unless he or she could reduce his or her age with prior credible service (military or police).
As far as the general question of the civil service testing process being worth it, anyone who has experience the tremendous uncertainty of the varied and very subjective non-civil service process generally appreciate the difference and appeal rights of the civil service process. It all depends on what job you want and where you live (civil service jurisdiction vs. non civil service jurisdiction).
Dr. David A. Paprota, Ed.D.
Chief of Police (Ret.)
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