Chapter 3A.08
APPOINTMENT

Sections:

3A.08.010    Eligible registers.

3A.08.020    Certification.

3A.08.030    Types of appointments.

3A.08.040    Appointment following transfer of function.

3A.08.010 Eligible registers.

(1) Each appointment to fill a regular position in the classified service will be made from an eligible register established for the class of positions by the affected elected official or department head. An eligible register will contain the names of candidates who are qualified for appointment to the class. An eligible register may be abolished or reestablished whenever it is determined by the affected elected official or department head, after consulting the director, to be in the best interests of the county.

(2) Types of Registers.

(a) Layoff. A layoff register will be formed for each job classification from which employees have been laid off.

(b) Reemployment. The names of employees who were laid off due to medical restrictions will be placed on the reemployment list in accordance with SCC 3A.06.040.

(c) County Only/Open. A register will be formed at the conclusion of each county only or open examination and will contain the names of those candidates who have achieved the minimum rating which is determined to be necessary by the director. Candidates with the same score or rank are considered to be equally qualified and are generally to be afforded the same treatment in certification and selection processes.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 2, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997; Ord. 04-141, Jan. 19, 2005, Eff date Jan. 31, 2005; Amended by Ord. 13-070, Oct. 9, 2013, Eff date Oct. 20, 2013).

3A.08.020 Certification.

Upon receipt of a request for certification from an employing official to fill a vacant position in the classified service, the director may certify to the employing official the names of qualified candidates from the various eligible lists established for the class of positions. The employing official may specify, in writing, requirements of particular experience, education, skills or qualifications. If, after review, the director finds that such specifications are essential for successful performance, a selective certification may be made of only those candidates who possess such requirements without regard for rank. A certification may be limited to department employees in order to provide promotional opportunities.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 2, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997).

3A.08.030 Types of appointments.

(1) Regular Appointment. Regular appointment is any appointment to a budgeted position vacancy in the classified service.

(2) Temporary Appointment. Temporary appointment is any appointment to perform work which is temporary, emergency or short term in nature. Temporary appointment of any individual shall not exceed 1,040 hours during a 12-month period. Qualified county employees on layoff status will be given first consideration for temporary appointments. The temporary employment of an intern who is enrolled as a student in a bona fide course of study at a college or university will be permitted. Conditions of employment including salary, hours of work and length of employment will be determined by agreement between the county and the college or university. The director will be notified in writing by the department head of all such agreements.

(3) In-Training Appointment. Whenever an elected official or department head determines it is in the best interests of their office or department, the elected official or department head may approve the in-training appointment of an applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications for a classification. In such cases, the employing official will provide justification for the appointment and will establish a training program that will satisfy the deficiency in qualifications within one year from the date of appointment. During the training period, the employee will be compensated at a lower rate than that of the class for which training is being given. At the end of the training period, if the employee has successfully completed the necessary training, the employee will be placed on a probationary period in accordance with these rules and will be placed at the first step of the salary range for the appropriate class. Time spent in training status will not be credited toward satisfaction of the probationary period. Removal of the employee during training or probationary period will be at the discretion of the employing official.

(4) Acting Appointment. Acting appointment is a form of temporary appointment in which a regular classified county employee is given an assignment in a position in a different classification having the same or higher pay range, to replace another employee. The employee retains regular appointment status in accordance with these rules.

(5) Exempt Appointment. Exempt appointment is the appointment of an employee to an exempt position not subject to this title and shall be governed by the rules and procedures of chapter 3.68 SCC.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 2, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997; Ord. 04-141, Jan. 19, 2005, Eff date Jan. 31, 2005; Amended by Ord. 13-070, Oct. 9, 2013, Eff date Oct. 20, 2013).

3A.08.040 Appointment following transfer of function.

Where there is a transfer of function into the classified service from another personnel system or governmental entity, any incumbent employee shall be appointed without examination provided the duties and responsibilities of the affected position are not changed substantially. The director may provide employees so affected with a written determination of their status and benefits at the time of transfer.

(Added Ord. 97-042, § 2, May 28, 1997, Eff date June 12, 1997; Ord. 04-141, Jan. 19, 2005, Eff date Jan. 31, 2005).