language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to St. Louis County; modifying civil service director provisions;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 383C.032.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The county civil service commission shall appoint as hereinafter provided a civil service director. The civil service director shall be appointed by the county civil service commission on the basis of merit and fitness after an open competitive examination. Within 30 days after the first members of the county civil service commission have been appointed and qualified, and thereafter whenever a vacancy exists in the office of the civil service director, the civil service commission shall appoint an examining committee of three persons to examine the qualifications of all persons applying for appointments to the office of the civil service director. At least two members of the examining committee shall be public personnel administrators or public personnel specialists of recognized standing. As soon as practicable after its appointment, the examining committee shall examine applicants for the position of civil service director, and shall certify to the county civil service commission the names of the three persons rated highest in the competitive tests and found by the committee to possess the necessary qualifications for the office of civil service director. The county civil service commission shall then appoint one of the persons so certified to the office of civil service director. No person who has not been examined and certified by an examining committee as herein provided for shall be appointed to the office of civil service director. The civil service commission shall fix the compensation and shall authorize the payment of expenses of members of the examining committee provided for in this section.
The civil service director shall be in the classified service and shall not be removed by the county civil service commission except under written charges and after a public hearing by the commission.
Presented to the governor April 17, 2007
Signed by the governor April 20, 2007, 4:24 p.m.