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Kevin P. Nerwinski, Esq. - Municipal Manager/QPA

Phone: 609-844-7005
Fax: 609-895-1668
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The Township Manager is the chief executive and chief administrative officer of the Township government. Responsibilities of the Manager include the appointment and removal of Township personnel (except appointments made by Township Council pursuant to State law), the supervision of all departments of the Township government, the negotiation of contracts, the preparation of the budget, the management of municipal property and the coordination of departmental activities.


In the matter of the application of the Township of Lawrence. Notice of Compliance Hearing on Housing Element and Fair Share Plan and Associated Ordinances Involving the Township of Lawrence, County of Mercer.


Lawrence Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a "civil service community," Lawrence Township is subject to the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. All appointments are made according to merit and fitness and in accordance with the constitution and statutes of the State. The Lawrence Township Employment Application is available to be downloaded and completed from the attached link.

Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under law. If you do not reside in New Jersey, you have one year after the date you take your office, position or employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey. If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your office, position or employment. "The New Jersey First Act" (P.L. 2011, c.70)

Regarding terms and conditions of employment, most employees are covered by employment agreements negotiated between a union or association and the Township Manager and subject to approval by Township Council. There are six (6) such bargaining units.

Current Opportunities

Under "The New Jersey First Act" (P.L. 2011, c.70), applicants must be a New Jersey resident.

Class III Special Police Officer: The Lawrence Township Police Department is seeking a Class III Special Police Officer to conduct school safety and security duties. A link to our employment application and Civil Service Commission can be found at top of this page. You may also stop in the Manager's Office in the Lawrence Township Municipal Building, 2207 Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township, New Jersey 08648. Please click here for job description

Mechanic Diesel/Hydraulic - Full Time Position - Must have two (2) two years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of diesel engines, motor vehicles, hydraulic systems and equipment. CDL Class “A” is desired. (ASE) Certifications desirable (Engine Repair, Electrical, Engine Performance). Successful completion of (1) year of training in automotive technology at an accredited community college or vocational school. Must be available for emergency snow and ice removal. Provisional appointment pending a Civil Service Examination. Individuals who accept provisional appointments and have no permanent underlying status are not provided the rights and protection under Title 4A of the New Jersey Administrative Code. Applications and Civil Service job specifications can be obtained at the Lawrence Township Municipal Building (Manager’s Office), 2207 Lawrence Rd., Lawrence, NJ 08648 or Please click here for job description

Laborer - Public Works Department - Full-Time.  Applicants must be a resident of the State of New Jersey or must relocate within one year of employment date.   A New Jersey State CDL Class “A” or “B” license is preferred.  Seeking applicants with grounds maintenance/outdoor laborer experience.  Must available for snow and ice removal.  Send copies of resume to Kevin P. Nerwinski, Township Manager/QPA, Township of Lawrence, 2207 Lawrence Road, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. Please click here for job description.

Lifeguards Needed: Please contact the Recreation Department if you have your lifeguard certification or are interested in acquiring your certification. Call 609-844-7065 or email: