(1)(a) Within each county subject to this chapter, there is created the office of
executive director of County Fire Civil Service, who shall be appointed by the county
(b) The executive director shall be a person with proven experience in personnel management
and shall be accountable to the county executive for his performance in office.
(c) The position of executive director shall be a merit position under Title 17, Chapter
33, County Personnel Management Act, and shall be recruited and selected in the same
manner as the holders of other career service merit positions, with the concurrence
of the County Fire Civil Service Council.
(2) The County Fire Civil Service executive director shall:
(a) exercise, on behalf of the county, executive or administrative duties regarding
the management and administration of the County Fire Civil Service System, including
the management and administration of examinations, classification of duties, preparation
of hiring registers, recommendations regarding civil service regulations and policies,
and other duties provided in this chapter;
(b) classify persons successfully passing examinations in the order of their ascertained
merit and prepare a list of them;
(c) make certification of classifications when required;
(d) make, publish, and distribute necessary rules relative to examinations, classifications,
and certifications as may be proper and desirable in the administration of this chapter;
(e) establish and maintain records of employees in the County Fire Civil Service System
setting forth as to each employee class, title, pay, status, and other relevant data;
(f) make necessary and proper reports to the County Fire Civil Service Council, the
fire chief, or the county executive;
(g) apply and carry out the provisions of this chapter and the policies and rules
adopted under it; and
(h) perform other lawful acts that may be necessary or desirable to carry out the
purposes of this chapter.
(3) The executive director shall appoint the members of and act as chair to a County
Fire Civil Service Advisory Committee which shall assist the executive director in
making recommendations to the county executive regarding County Fire Civil Service
System rules and policies.
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