Chapter 1.12
PERSONNEL

Sections:

1.12.020    Certain offices – Established.

1.12.030    Certain offices – Duties.

1.12.040    City employees – Chief of police – Duties.

1.12.050    City employees – Chief of police – Bond.

1.12.060    City employees – Chief of police – Moneys – Accounting for.

1.12.340    City employees – Pension – Retirement – State system adopted – Exceptions.

1.12.350    City employees – Retirement – Pension – Number of employees.

1.12.360    City employees – Retirement – Pension – Evidence of adoption.

1.12.370    City employees – Retirement – Pension – Basis for compensation.

1.12.400    Temporary employees.

1.12.020 Certain offices – Established.

The following appointive offices of the city of Wenatchee be and the same are created: Chief of police, police judge, health officer, chief of fire department and such additional policemen and firemen as the city commission shall deem necessary. (Ord. 2665 § 10, 1987; Ord. 463 § 1, 1916)

1.12.030 Certain offices – Duties.

The chief of police shall perform the duties prescribed for the city marshal. The police judge shall perform the duties provided by ordinance for the police justice. All the officers herein mentioned shall perform the duties provided by ordinance and by the laws of the state of Washington, for their respective officer. (Ord. 2665 § 10, 1987; Ord. 463 § 2, 1916)

1.12.040 City employees – Chief of police – Duties.

It shall be the duty of the chief of police to superintend the police of the city, which shall be under his direction and control, subject to the direction of the commission, and he shall suppress any and all riots, public tumults, disturbances of the peace or resistance against the law or public authority in the lawful exercise of their function. He shall have the power that is now or may hereafter be conferred upon the sheriff by the law of the state and shall in all respects be entitled to the same protection in his lawful orders as every citizen shall also lend his aid when required for the arrest of offenders of public order. He shall be authorized to execute and return all processes issued and directed to him by any legal authority. It shall be his duty to prosecute before the police judge all breaches or violations of or noncompliance with any ordinance which shall come to his knowledge. He shall have charge of the prison and prisoners and shall perform such other duties as are required by the laws of the state of Washington or the ordinances of the city of Wenatchee and such instructions as may be given from time to time by the city commission of the city of Wenatchee. (Ord. 87 § 2, 1904)

1.12.050 City employees – Chief of police – Bond.

The chief of police shall be required to enter into a bond payable to the city of Wenatchee in the sum of $1,000 for the faithful performance of his duties. Such bonds to be provided by the city commission of the city of Wenatchee. (Ord. 87 § 4, 1904)

1.12.060 City employees – Chief of police – Moneys – Accounting for.

The chief of police shall faithfully account for all money that shall come into his hands by virtue of said office and shall pay the same over the treasurer or other proper officer of said city of Wenatchee, and shall take receipt therefor. (Ord. 87 § 5, 1904)

1.12.340 City employees – Pension – Retirement – State system adopted – Exceptions.

The city of Wenatchee has and does elect to participate in the statewide system for pension, relief, disability, and retirement for city employees provided for by Chapter 71, Laws of 1947; effective as of January 1, 1949, that all employees and officers of said city shall be included in said system, except all city firemen; provided, that no elective official shall be included unless such official so elects and files a written notice of such election with the board of trustees of said pension system and with the city clerk. (Ord. 1156 § 1, 1948)

1.12.350 City employees – Retirement – Pension – Number of employees.

The number of employees and officials, aside from the elective officials, who shall be included as members of said pension system is approximately 120. (Ord. 1156 § 2, 1948)

1.12.360 City employees – Retirement – Pension – Evidence of adoption.

A certified copy of the ordinance codified in this chapter shall be transmitted to the Governor of the state and to the board of trustees of the statewide system as evidence of the election of the city to join such pension system. (Ord. 1156 § 3, 1948)

1.12.370 City employees – Retirement – Pension – Basis for compensation.

The basis for prior service credit shall be 1.33 percent of final compensation, known as “full prior service credit.” (Ord. 1156 § 4, 1948)

1.12.400 Temporary employees.

(1) Objective. It is the objective of the city of Wenatchee to provide a stable work environment for its employees and to employ the best person to accomplish the task consistent with state and federal guidelines. It is further the objective of the city of Wenatchee to provide an equal opportunity to any individual seeking employment whether as a regular or temporary employee.

(2) Procedures. The mayor, together with the director of human resources, shall establish and maintain general guidelines for the hiring of temporary employees. The guidelines shall include appropriate wage ranges for temporary employees to be used by department directors in hiring such employees.

(a) Hiring of temporary employees shall provide for an objective means of selecting persons for such employment. There shall be an equal opportunity for all persons interested in employment with the city of Wenatchee to seek and obtain such employment. To promote such a practice, department directors shall work with human resources to determine how to announce or otherwise make available temporary work opportunities with the city of Wenatchee.

(b) A department director may hire temporary employees who have worked previously for the city of Wenatchee after approval from the director of human resources. A returning temporary employee shall mean a person previously employed by the city of Wenatchee within the past 18 months.

(c) No person shall be employed by the city of Wenatchee until an application and all other required documentation have been received and approved by human resources. At the time of hiring, the exact position and rate of pay shall be established. Notice of hiring establishing the position and rate of pay shall be provided by human resources.

(d) No offer of employment may be made outside of these guidelines or existing ordinances unless authorized, in writing, by the mayor.

(e) Within the first three days of employment, an orientation for the new employee will be held. During the orientation, all employment forms shall be reviewed and completed. (Ord. 2019-06 § 1 (Exh. A); Ord. 2005-31 §§ 1, 2; Ord. 2004-46 § 1)