Each examination may consist of any of the following parts which will test for job knowledge, ability, skill, and other qualifications of candidates, in any combination.
- Written examination, to evaluate the knowledge, abilities, and skills of candidates, insofar as such factors are related to the particular class. They may be different tests each time an examination is given for the class.
- Oral examinations to evaluate the knowledge, abilities, skills, and other qualifications of candidates. Individual ratings of candidates by this means shall be confidential and shall not be available for review by candidates, except as provided below.
- Application Appraisal examinations, to evaluate the extent, relevance, level, and quality of experience and education of candidate; through reference to applications for employment, any license or other evidence of professional standing. (revised 7/1/10)
- Background examinations, to investigate the employment, education, and/or personal fitness of candidates. This may include reports from former employers, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, or other suitable sources. Notwithstanding any other provision of these rules, records of such examinations shall be confidential and shall not be available for review by candidates.
- Performance examinations, to determine the skills, knowledge, abilities and other qualifications of candidates to perform the duties of the class, and/or to measure the candidates speed and accuracy as they pertain to job requirements.
- Physical Agility examinations, to determine and evaluate the physical agility, strength, coordination and fitness of candidates as they pertain to the class.
- Medical examinations, to determine freedom from physical incapacity to perform the duties of the class. Such examination shall be performed under the direction of the Medical Director of designated medical center. Failure to pass such examination may not be disqualifying if accommodation can be provided. Except as otherwise required by law, records of such examinations shall be confidential and shall not be available for review by candidates, employees, appointing authorities, or members of oral interview boards. These records shall be kept at designated medical center and will be treated as medical records. To the extent permitted by law, information by such examination may be disclosed to appointing authority.
Alcohol and/or drug testing of candidates for initial employment may also be conducted. Candidates with positive tests shall be disqualified from County employment for six months. (Revised 7/1/10)
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