Section 19-159 Filling of positions.
Prior to the adoption of 15754 on 09/21/1998, Section 19-159 read as follows.
(a) The recruitment and selection process for all classified
and unclassified positions in the
city service shall be coordinated by the personnel office. Applicants, regardless of race, creed,
color, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex, age, handicap (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 personnel
office as far in advance as possible of any requirements for new personnel, setting forth such
information as requested by the personnel office. 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)