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File #: 21-1375    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: Civil Service Commission
On agenda: 10/14/2021 Final action: 10/14/2021
Title: Action to Adjust the Examination Weighting Plan for Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Job Code 228) to 100% Oral and a Qualifying Supplemental on an On-going Basis
REPORT TO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Action to Adjust the Examination Weighting Plan for Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Job Code 228) to 100% Oral and a Qualifying Supplemental on an On-going Basis

Report

BACKGROUND
The Human Resources Department requests Commission approval of a modification to the examination weighting plan for Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Job Code 228). This request is based on the authority of Civil Service Rule 3.1, "The Commission shall determine whether the examination shall consist of a written, oral, or performance, or psychological, investigative, physical test, or any combination thereof, and shall indicate the procedure in the announcement."

DISCUSSION
The Human Resources Department is recommending modifications to the examination weighting plan for Assistant Engineer (Civil) (Job Code 228) on an ongoing basis. Currently, the examination weighting plan consists of a 50% Oral and 50% Written Examination. The Departments who utilize this classification have reviewed the written examination and have determined the examination is obsolete for assessing the candidates qualifications into the position, given this is an entry level examination and the Minimum Qualifications for the position require candidates to possess either an Engineering degree or an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification. This education and background in Engineering would be sufficient for the Department to evaluate supplemental screening questions to determine which candidates are recommended to proceed in the recruitment process. Additionally, the change in weighting plan will align with the weighting plan of the other Engineer classifications in the series. Removing the written examination will expand the candidate pool and allow more opportunities for prospective applicants.

In order to address the technical abilities normally assessed at the written exam, the department will ask technical questions on the job application and oral examination whi...

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