Chapter 3.20
EXAMINATIONS AND ELIGIBLE LISTS

Sections:

3.20.010    Examinations—Open competitive and promotional.

3.20.020    Examinations—Advertising.

3.20.030    Applicants—Basic qualifications.

3.20.040    Minimum employment standards.

3.20.050    Eligible lists.

3.20.060    Eligible certificates—Priority.

3.20.070    Credits for service in armed forces.

3.20.080    Recordkeeping for tests.

3.20.090    Delegation of personnel selection powers.

3.20.010 Examinations—Open competitive and promotional.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide for open competitive examinations and promotional examinations, which shall fairly test and determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of each applicant to perform the duties of the position for which he seeks employment. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.400].

3.20.020 Examinations—Advertising.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide for the public advertisement for all examinations. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.410].

3.20.030 Applicants—Basic qualifications.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide that every eligible applicant shall possess the minimum job-related qualifications required and be physically able to perform the duties of the position applied for. [Ord. 2847, 1980; Ord. 648, 1960; Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.420].

3.20.040 Minimum employment standards.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide that the minimum qualifications or standards prescribed for any class or grade of employment shall not be less than those which have been, or may hereafter be, prescribed for such County officers or employees by the State Legislature. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.430].

3.20.050 Eligible lists.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide for the creation of eligible lists upon which shall appear the names of successful applicants in the order of their standing in the examinations. Such eligible lists shall remain in effect for a maximum period of two years subject to the needs of the various County departments as determined by the Personnel Director. [Ord. 4649 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1843, 1973; Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.470].

3.20.060 Eligible certificates—Priority.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide for the order of priority of certification of employment lists. [Ord. 4339 § 3, 1994; Ord. 2830, 1979; Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.10.480].

3.20.070 Credits for service in armed forces.

The rules prescribed and enforced by the Civil Service Commission shall provide that the Civil Service Commission shall allow a credit of five percent of the total credits earned in competitive examinations providing that a passing grade has been obtained, for positions within the classified service to all persons who have or who shall have served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or in any division thereof in time of war, or any expedition of the armed services of the United States and received an honorable discharge or a certificate of honorable act of service, proof of which shall be submitted to the Commission. [Ord. 2847, 1980; Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.460].

3.20.080 Recordkeeping for tests.

When tests are given, a record of examination showing basis of rating shall be made. [Ord. 2847, 1980; Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.450].

3.20.090 Delegation of personnel selection powers.

The Board of Supervisors may, at the request of the Civil Service Commission, contract with the legislative body of any city or county, or with any bureau or department of the State, or with any other competent agency or person, whose principal business is personnel selection, for the conducting of competitive examinations herein provided, to ascertain the fitness of applicants for employment and for the performance of any other service in connection with personnel selection and administration. [Ord. 455-A, 1954; prior code § 4.05.440].