All appointments to vacancies shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Examinations shall be in such form as will fairly test the abilities and aptitudes of candidates for the duties to be performed, and may not include any inquiry into the political or religious affiliations or race of any candidate.
[Amended 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-21]
Candidates who qualify for employment shall be placed on a certified list for the appropriate job class in the rank order of the grade they obtained on the examination or, without sitting for the examination, may be selected by the Mayor or his designee and appointed based upon satisfaction of the requirements for said position as set forth in §§ 27-11 and 51-7, including but not limited to previous experience in a classified position.
Vacancies in all classified positions shall be filled by promotion whenever in the judgment of the Personnel Board it is in the best interests of the Town to do so; such promotions shall be on a competitive basis except where the Personnel Board finds that the number of persons qualified for promotion is insufficient to justify competition. Promotions shall give appropriate consideration to the applicant's qualifications, record of performance and seniority.
Whenever it is not possible to certify the required number of eligible persons for appointment to a vacancy in the classified service because no appropriate list exists, the appointing authority may nominate a person to the Personnel Board and, if such nominee is found by the Personnel Board to have had experience and education which appear to qualify him for the position and meets such other requirements as are established by the personnel rules, he may be temporarily appointed to fill such vacancy.
In case of emergency, an appointing authority may make an emergency appointment of any person to any position without regard to provisions of this article to carry on work that must be continued in the public interest, but no such emergency appointment shall continue beyond the time of the emergency as declared by the Town Council. Emergency appointments shall be reported immediately to the Personnel Board.
The Personnel Board shall maintain a list of the names of all permanent and probationary employees who have been removed from service or employment within the Town government for lack of work or lack of funds. Such list shall be called a reemployment list. Upon the restoration of necessary funds or work involved, within one year from the date of his or her removal the employee shall be returned to the position from which he was removed.