Clerical Assistant

Borough of Little Ferry   Little Ferry, NJ   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 10, 2021

Part-Time Clerical Assistant for the Building Department

The Borough of Little Ferry Building Department is seeking an individual for part-time clerical assistance.  

  • The candidate will be responsible for processing permit applications, payments, data entry and general clerical responsibilities. 
  • Candidate must possess strong communication skills with attention to detail. 
  • The days and hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 
  • Hourly salary range is $12 - $16, depending on experience. 
  • Interviews will begin upon the receipt of applications and will be ongoing until the needed position is filled.

In the Beginning...

Little Ferry was first a part of New Barbados. Little Ferry later was a part of Lodi Township when the Township was formed in 1825. Incorporated in 1894, the Borough was named after the rope-drawn Little Ferry that crossed the Hackensack River between 1659 and 1826. A bridge was built in 1828 connecting Little Ferry and Ridgefield Park via Bergen Turnpike, a toll road. One of the four tollhouses along its route is the present location of Tracey's Restaurant.

The Ferry played an important part in the revolution. It was used on November 20, 1776, by a detachment of Washington's troops who were fleeing the advancing British Army. The troops marched up what is now Washington Avenue and Liberty Street, into Hackensack to join the other troops.

Until the 1860's, Little Ferry was sparsely settled. The 1839 Coast Guard map and the 1861 G.M. Hopkins map show very few buildings and only four streets: Liberty Street, Washington Avenue, Riverside Avenue and Bergen Pike. There doesn't appear to be any building from this era still standing