SMCCE 24.1: Examinations

24.1 Examinations

(1) Open Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job classification may compete.

(2) General Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary employees who have served at least six (6) months in such status prior to the date of the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who have been laid off and whose names are on a reemployment list are also eligible provided they had served at least six (6) months prior to lay off.

(3) Departmental Promotional Examinations: Permanent and probationary employees of the specific department in which a promotional opportunity exists who have served at least six (6) months in such status prior to the date of the examination are eligible to compete. Persons who have been laid off and whose names appear on the appropriate departmental reemployment eligible list are also eligible provided they had served at least six (6) months prior to lay off.

(4) Open and Promotional Examinations: Any person who meets the minimum qualifications for the job classification may compete. In addition, any person competing in this type of examination and who meets the criteria described in 24.1 (2) above, shall have five (5) points added to the final passing score.

(5) Qualifying Examinations:

a. Qualifying examinations may be given to probationary and permanent County employees for specifically designated position reclassification, transfers, demotions and alternately staffed classifications.

b. The name of an employee who has successfully passed a qualifying examination shall be placed on the eligible list for the classification for which examined. The Human Resources Director may place the name of an employee on such eligible list with or without an examination score. If an examination score is assigned, such employee’s rank on the eligible list shall be based on the examination score, as determined by the Director. Such examinations shall not require the publication of an examination notice.

(6) Veterans preference shall not apply to promotional examinations.