Sec. 2-155. Classified service.
The classified service shall include all positions in the city not specifically included by the charter in the unclassified service.
Sec. 2-157. Applications and general entrance requirements.
(a) Applications. Every person desiring to enter the classified service and to appear for examination shall fully complete the proper application form and such completed application must be filed or postmarked not later than the closing date indicated in the official examination announcement.
(b) Residence requirements. In the event a nonresident is employed in a position in the classified service, he shall establish residence in the city not later than six (6) months from the date of employment. In accordance with this article, promotion or appointment from within the community is preferred. However, the civil service commission shall solicit service from outside the community, when qualified applicants are not produced from within the city by examination or advertisement for examination.
(c) Age requirement. The civil service commission may fix reasonable age limits for each class of positions; such age limits shall be indicated in the official examination announcement and each applicant shall be no younger than the age of majority.
(d) Character and fitness requirement. All applicants shall furnish satisfactory evidence of good character, sound health and physical capacity sufficient to perform the duties for which he seeks examination and appointment, and such other information as may reasonably be required to indicate the applicant’s fitness for public service.
(e) Other requirements for entrance to examination. All applicants shall furnish any other information that may reasonably be required as a condition precedent for taking an examination and other applicants, in addition to complying with the above minimum application requirements, shall also comply with any other additional specific requirements established by the civil service commission for taking the particular examination.
(f) Rejection of applicant; reasons. The civil service commission may refuse further consideration to any applicant for any one (1) or more of the following reasons or for other good and sufficient cause.
(1) That the application has been incorrectly made out or submitted in an incomplete manner.
(2) That the application was not filed or postmarked on or before the closing time or date for the receiving of applications as specified in the official examination announcement.
(3) That the application on its face indicates or the applicant is found to lack the minimum prescribed qualifications for the position to which the applicant seeks examination and appointment.
(4) That the applicant does not or cannot meet the physical or age requirements for the position to which he seeks appointment and/or does not satisfactorily complete or pass other tests when the same is a prescribed requirement.
(5) That the applicant is found to be addicted to the habitual or excessive use of drugs, controlled substances or alcoholic liquors.
(6) That the applicant is found to be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
(7) That the applicant has knowingly made a false statement in his application or in any other required document or information submitted to the civil service commission with regard to any material fact or that the applicant has practiced deception or fraud in connection with his application or other related or required documents.
(8) That the applicant does not or cannot meet any of the prescribed minimum general or special requirements for the position to which he seeks appointment.
(9) That the applicant is an individual who was previously discharged from a position in the classified service because of his own delinquency or other proper cause.
(Code 1969, § 1.108)