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      RS 33:2541.2     

  

§2541.2.  Chief of administration of fire department; competitive appointment

A.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the governing authority may create, by ordinance, the position of chief of administration of fire department in accordance with the provisions of this Section.  The position shall be filled on a competitive basis from a list of eligibles as provided for under R.S. 33:2551, and the right of selection, appointment, supervision, and discharge for such position shall be vested in the fire chief, subject to approval of the appointing authority.  In addition, the governing authority shall establish the duties and responsibilities of the chief of administration of fire department in the ordinance creating the position.  Such duties and responsibilities may include direct supervision over all non-fire suppression personnel in the classified and unclassified service.

B.(1)  The chief of administration of fire department shall have not less than ten years of full-time fire service experience.

(2)  Any person who holds the position of chief of administration of fire department may, while holding such position, apply for admission to the promotional examination for the class next higher than that which he held at the time of his appointment.  However, the name and score of any chief of administration of fire department shall not be certified to the appointing authority by the civil service board as eligible for appointment to a position of the promotional class, and his name and score shall be eligible for certification, in accordance with the maximum period for which a name may remain on the eligibility list in accordance with the provisions of this Part, only upon demotion to a position of the class from which he was appointed as chief of administration of fire department.

(3)  Eligibility for admission to the competitive test for chief of administration of fire department shall be limited to members of the same department as the fire chief at the time of appointment.

C.(1)  Any person who is appointed from a position in the classified fire service to serve as chief of administration of fire department shall not forfeit his seniority accumulated to the date of his appointment, and he shall continue to accumulate seniority in accordance with the provisions of this Part during the time he holds the position of chief of administration of fire department.

(2)  If a chief of administration of fire department is subjected to corrective or disciplinary action, he shall have the same rights as any other employee in the municipal fire and police civil service.

Acts 2012, No. 656, §1.



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