Chapter 19 PERSONNEL POLICIES, PROCEDURES, RULES AND REGULATIONS*
Section 19-168 General examination provisions.
(a) The director may refuse to examine an applicant or, after examination, may
applicant and remove the name from the eligibility list if:
(1) The applicant is found to be lacking in any of the
preliminary requirements established
for the position;
(2) The applicant is disabled or inhibited to an extent
which would render the individual
unfit for the full performance of duties;
(3) The applicant has been found to have conflicting
interests which may impair or somehow
compromise total effectiveness in a given classification (including criminal background, narcotic
or alcoholic addictions, business interests, and/or related areas);
(4) The applicant has made a false statement of material
facts on the application;
(5) The applicant has used or attempted to use
political pressure or bribery to secure an
advantage in the screening or appointment procedure;
(6) The applicant has previously been discharged or has
had an unsatisfactory service record
with the city;
(7) The applicant has presented an application beyond
the formal filing deadline or has
failed to sign the application form;
(8) The applicant requests such an action; or
(9) An ample number of better qualified candidates are
available for the immediate or
(b) Individuals' application and examination records shall not be open to public
(c) The examination records of all persons who are appointed
to positions in a classified
service shall be kept on file and shall be retained throughout their employment and for at least
(d) The examination records of individuals who fail
to pass a screening procedure may be
) years after the date of examination.
(e) The City of Columbia will test job applicants for current drug and alcohol
use prior to
offering successful applicants city employment.
(f) All part-time, temporary, and/or seasonal appointments shall at least meet
minimum qualifications for their respective positions.
(g) Individuals placed in an acting capacity shall, if they are expected to
fulfill the complete
responsibilities of a position and meet the minimum qualifications of the permanent position, be
paid within the established salary range of the position.
(h) The director may, as applicable and needed, utilize an applicant's merit
established and administered by other merit system agencies through cooperative, reciprocal
arrangements for expediting recruitment and screening of applicants.
(Code 1964, § 22.860; Ord. No. 14617 § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 19230, § 1, 9-18-06)
(Ord. 19230, Amended, 09/18/2006, Prior Text)