Section 19-159 Filling of positions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21206 on 01/03/2012, Section 19-159 read as follows.
The recruitment and selection process for all classified and unclassified positions in the
city service shall be coordinated by the human resources department. Applicants, regardless of
race, creed, color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex, age, sexual
, gender identity
or disability (see section 19-176 and section 19-146) will be given
equal consideration based on their total qualifications and background. All placement activities
will be conducted in accordance with the city's equal employment opportunity affirmative action
program. Department heads shall notify the human resources department as far in advance as
possible of any requirements for new personnel, setting forth such information as requested by
the human resources department. The director will then certify names of those best-qualified
individuals to the department head for final selection.
(b) The city manager may authorize the chief of police to
fill a budgeted police officer position
by contracting with an individual to perform undercover police work.
(1) The hiring practices of this chapter
shall not apply in filling a position under this
(2) The chief of police shall consider
the city's affirmative action plan in filling a position
under this subsection.
(3) An individual employed under this
subsection must meet all qualifications for the
position of police officer and must comply with the minimum basic training requirements of this
(4) Employment contracts under this
subsection shall be for an initial term not to exceed two
(2) years and may be renewed for no more than one year.
(5) Any individual employed under
this subsection who is retained by the city shall be
treated as a permanent employee under this chapter. Such an individual's probationary period
shall be extended to at least one year after the individual's undercover assignment is completed.
(Code 1964, § 22.815; Ord. No. 12678, § 1, 7-16-90; Ord. No. 15754, §