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§2479.  State examiner of municipal fire and police civil service

A.  The office of state examiner of municipal fire and police civil service is created.

B.  The state examiner shall be a resident and qualified voter of the state.  He shall be a person who has had experience in the field of personnel administration, classification, or employment testing in a classified civil service system; however, selection preference may be given to persons having such experience in the municipal fire and police classified civil service system.

C.  The state examiner shall maintain a suitable office in the city of Baton Rouge.  The officer charged by law with the custody of state buildings shall assign suitable office space to the examiner.  The examiner shall appoint employees necessary for him to carry out his duties effectively.

D.  The state examiner shall serve on a full-time basis.  He shall receive and be paid a salary set by the State Civil Service Commission in accordance with the State Civil Service Commission's uniform pay plan.  The position of state examiner shall be assigned to the same pay range to which the deputy director of state civil service is assigned. The state examiner shall be paid for his traveling and living expenses while away from his place of residence.

E.  The state examiner shall take the oath of office and furnish bond for the faithful performance of his duties according to law in the sum of five thousand dollars.  The premium of the bond shall be paid from the funds appropriated to the state examiner.  The state examiner shall be ex-officio a notary public for the state at large.

F.  The state examiner may obtain on a contractual or fee basis the services which his office is unable to supply and which are necessary for his compliance with the provisions of this Part.

G.  The state examiner shall:

(1)  Assist the various boards in an advisory capacity in the discharge of their duties.

(2)  Prepare and submit a classification plan to each board for its approval, after consultation with the appointing and departmental authorities of the departmental service for which a plan is prepared and submitted, as provided in R.S. 33:2483.

(3)  Prepare and administer tests of fitness for original entrance and promotion to applicants for positions in the respective classified service of the municipalities; score the tests and furnish the results to the board for which the tests are given.

(4)  Cooperate with the secretary of each board in maintaining a roster of all fire and police civil service employees in which shall be set forth the name of each employee, the class title of position held, the salary or other compensation, any change in class title, and any other necessary data.

(5)  Assist and cooperate in an advisory manner with the various appointing authorities, department officers, and the classified employees of the municipalities regarding the duties and obligations imposed upon them by the provisions of this Part.

(6)  Encourage employee training in the classified service and, when possible, attend the training courses or parts thereof.

(7)  Make annual or biennial reports regarding the work of his office to the governor.

H.  The office of deputy state examiner of municipal fire and police civil service is created, subject to the supervision and orders of the state examiner.  He is authorized and empowered to exercise the authority and perform the duties of the state examiner as provided in this Part or Part III of this Chapter.  He shall receive and be paid a salary set by the state examiner in accordance with the State Civil Service Commission's uniform pay plan.  The position of deputy state examiner shall be assigned to the pay range which shall be two levels below the pay range to which the deputy director of state civil service is assigned.  He shall be paid traveling and living expenses while away from the place of his residence.

Amended by Acts 1950, No. 108, §§1, 2; Acts 1999, No. 456, §1; Acts 2013, No. 313, §2.



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