Questions about division 2 of existing Section 126:

Proposal 93: Should section be amended to change the name of the “ordinary unskilled labor class” to the “general labor class”?

Proposal 94: Should section be amended to provide that the noncompetitive class shall include all positions requiring “specialized training, skills requiring certifications, licensure, and qualifications of a scientific, business, managerial, professional or educational character, as may be determined by the Civil Service Commission; and that the fitness of applicants in this class shall be based on the applicant’s knowledge, skills and abilities relative to the qualifications for the position?

Proposal 95: Should section be amended to provide that the general labor class shall include “semi-skilled” and unskilled labor positions for which it is impractical to give competitive tests; that these positions shall be filled from a registration list established and maintained by the Commission; that the Commission shall register applicants for positions in the general labor class after public notice of vacancies; that vacancies in the general labor class shall be filled from the registration list provided to the appointing authority by the Commission; that the Commission staff shall add an applicant’s name to the registration list after the applicant has provided documentation that he or she meets the job requirements; and that the remainder of the section should be eliminated?

Proposed Language:

§ 126     Division into Classified and Unclassified Service

The civil service of the City is hereby divided into the unclassified and classified service.

1. The unclassified service shall include:

(a) All officers elected by the people.

(b) All directors of departments.

(c) The Clerk of Council.

(d) The Chief of Police, four Deputy Chiefs of Police, and twelve Commanders of Police.

(e) The members of all boards or commissions appointed by the Mayor and of advisory boards appointed by the director of a department.

(f) The secretary to the mayor and one secretary for each director of a department.

(g) Eight (8) executive assistants to the Mayor, provided, however, that there shall be no restrictions as to their duties or assignments.

(h) Students enrolled in a recognized college or university in a course of training in preparation for an administrative or professional career in the public service and employed upon the recommendation of the official in charge of personnel administration as student aides for training purposes without limitation as to assignment or duties.

(i) School crossing guards.

(j) Members of the auxiliary police force.

2. The classified service shall comprise all positions not specifically included by this charter in the unclassified service. There shall be in the classified service three classes to be known as the competitive class, the noncompetitive class and the general labor class.

(a) The competitive class shall include all positions and employment for which it is practicable to determine the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive tests.

(b) The noncompetitive class shall include all positions requiring specialized training, skills requiring certifications, licensure, and qualifications of a scientific, business, managerial, professional or educational character, as may be determined by the Commission. The fitness of applicants in the non-competitive class shall be based on the applicant’s knowledge, skills and abilities relative to the qualifications for the position.

(c) The general labor class shall include semi-skilled and unskilled labor positions for which it is impractical to give competitive tests. The positions shall be filled from a registration list established and maintained by the Commission. The Commission shall register applicants for positions in the general labor class after public notice of vacancies. Vacancies in the general labor class shall be filled from the registration list provided to the appointing authority by the Commission. The Commission staff shall add an applicant’s name to the registration list after the applicant has provided documentation that he or she meets the job requirements..