Investigator – Provisional

Salary Information*
Minimum Salary: $42,818.67 
Maximum Salary A: $81,042.15 
Maximum Salary B: $72,550.94  

**The applicant pool from this posting may be used to fill additional position(s) if another Investigator position becomes available within 5 months of the closing date of this recruitment. **   Positions will be filled in various divisions, such as Criminal – PTS, Family, Probation and Probation Child Support.

The selected candidate will conduct interviews and perform investigatory work including initial case work-up and data entry in support of pre- and post-dispositional functions, complaints, allegations, enforcement activities, and other court services. Prepare reports for the court, monitor case flow, and provide case information to requesters.  In Child Support Enforcement, manage a caseload requiring minimal follow up.

Perform related duties as required.   

The selected candidate will be required to work a non-traditional work week, which may include weekends and holidays and may be required to work remotely. 

This position is “Provisional”. At a future date, the selected candidate will need to file for a Civil Service Exam and be reachable on the resulting eligible list in order to gain permanency. While there is currently no information on when this test will be announced, please note that Civil Service test announcements can be found on the NJ Civil Service Commission website at   

The Judiciary offers a strong opportunity for growth.

When you come to work for New Jersey Judiciary you will join an 8500-member strong TEAM that operates with the highest standards of independence, integrity, fairness and quality service. You will be engaged with work that has purpose, meaning and makes a difference in lives of the public we serve.  We work hard every day to build the public’s trust and confidence in our court system, which includes issues such as bail reform, marijuana decriminalization and recovery court.   Whether it be in a courtroom, an administrative office, a courthouse training room, an IT office or in the field, our Judiciary workforce is improving the lives of countless individuals and families every day. We honor the dignity and individualism of each member of our organization while fostering professionalism and continuous improvement in our work.

SALARY:  The salary range for this position is $42,818.67 to $81,042.15 for Schedule A, and $42,818.67 to $72,550.94 for Schedule B.  For newly hired individuals, the starting salary will normally be at the minimum of the salary range. For current Judiciary employees, salary upon promotion or advancement will be an increase of 5% of base salary, not to exceed the maximum of the range, or the minimum salary of the band/level, whichever is greater. Judiciary employees hired prior to August 20, 2014, are considered Schedule A. Newly hired individuals, and Judiciary employees hired on or after August 20, 2014, are considered Schedule B.

 REMOTE WORKThe Judiciary currently offers a hybrid work schedule, and this position may qualify for up to 2 days of remote work outside of Judiciary buildings. To participate in this program, you will be required to have high speed home internet access.

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