Chapter 3A.07
RECRUITMENT AND EXAMINATION

Sections:

3A.07.010    Recruitment.

3A.07.020    Applications.

3A.07.030    Examinations -- General.

3A.07.040    Examination administration.

3A.07.050    Examination and rating review.

3A.07.010 Recruitment.

Recruitment of candidates for vacant positions in the classified service of Snohomish county shall be the responsibility of elected officials and department heads with the assistance of the director. The director will develop and recommend to elected officials and department heads an active recruitment program designed to meet current and projected employment needs. Recruitment will be tailored to the various classes of positions to be filled and will be directed to sources likely to yield qualified candidates. Position vacancies may be filled by considering candidates from within Snohomish County employment ("county only") when the affected elected official or department head, after consulting with the director, deems it appropriate and in the best interests of the county. The director may assist elected officials and department heads so that vacancies are advertised or posted with other appropriate labor market sources.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 1, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997; Ord. 04-141, Jan. 19, 2005, Eff date Jan. 31, 2005).

3A.07.020 Applications.

Applications for employment shall be filed on such forms as may be prescribed by the director. The director may require proof of residence, education, experience, and other claims as he/she deems appropriate.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 1, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997).

3A.07.030 Examinations -- General.

Suitability for appointment to the classified service shall be determined by examination relating to those matters which will test the capacity and fitness of the candidates to discharge the duties of the position. Examinations may include written, oral, physical or performance exercises, evaluations of training and experience, or any combination of these. They may take into consideration such factors as experience, education, aptitude, knowledge, skill, ability, character or any other job-related qualifications. Elected officials and department heads shall specify the nature and content of examinations based upon the advice and information of the director and subject matter experts.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 1, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997; Ord. 04-141, Jan. 19, 2005, Eff date Jan. 31, 2005).

3A.07.040 Examination administration.

(1) Conduct of Examinations. Examinations shall be held at such times and places and in such manner, as, in the judgment of the affected elected official or department head, most nearly meet the practicability of administration and needs of the elected official or department head.

(2) Veterans Preference. War veterans shall have added to their final passing score a percentage preference in accordance with state law. In order to receive this percentage preference, eligible applicants must request such preference and provide proof of discharge in the manner prescribed by the director.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 1, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997; Ord. 04-141, Jan. 19, 2005, Eff date Jan. 31, 2005).

3A.07.050 Examination and rating review.

An applicant may, by written request within 10 days after his/her final rating, have his/her examination and rating reviewed by the director. If an error has been made, it will be corrected and the applicant’s name will be placed in proper ranking order. A correction so made shall not invalidate any appointment previously made. Requests for review of an applicant’s examination shall be granted only to the applicant, his/her authorized representative, and an affected employing official. To maintain security, no examination material will be provided to a candidate or his/her authorized representative for review.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 1, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997).