Aspinwall Civil Service   

Commission

2018

Annual report

 

 

 

"The Civil Service System was established to ensure the maintenance of a merit personnel system to recruit, employ, promote and retain qualified persons for employment within the Borough of Aspinwall. It is the mission of the Civil Service Commission to administer and preserve the merit system while being responsive to the principles of equal opportunity employment and sound labor-management relations."

-ACSC Mission Statement

 

Published

January 2019

 

Aspinwall Borough Council and the Aspinwall Civil Service Commission agreed the Commission should have the services of a solicitor (R&R 2.8). The Commission reviewed resumes and interviewed prospective candidates, Attorney John H. Rushford was selected and hired.

Alternate Commissioner, Dan Marks, relocated out of Aspinwall and resigned from the Commission.

      Tripp Clarke and Sandra Witte were sworn in as Alternate Commissioners.

 

      Nancy Simons, Vice-Chairperson, entered retirement and resigned from the Commission.

 

      Ed Watters became the Vice-Chairperson.

 

 

 

2019 Aspinwall Civil Service Commission

 

 

Robert McCarthy-Chairperson

Ed Watters-Vice-Chairperson Secretary

Katie Hourvitz-Secretary

 

Tripp Clarke-Alternate

Sandra Witte-Alternate

Jeff Witte-Alternate

 

In October, Civil Service Commission and the Borough of Aspinwall resolved and adopted Resolution No. 1 of 2018, elimination of the residency requirement for full-time police officers (R&R 3.4).

 

Borough of Aspinwall instructed the Civil Service Commission to begin the 12 Step process of hiring a full-time police officer (budgeted for 2019). The position was advertised and publicly posted on November 14, 2018. Applications were received by November 26, 2018.

Physical and written testing was completed on December 4, 2018. Nine (9) applicants passed.

 

Step 7, Oral Exam, will be conducted upon scheduling in 2019. After testing, the Commission will certify an eligible list of candidates.

 

 

CIVIL SERVICE HIRING CHECK LIST

General Guidelines

12 Step Process

Starts: With Appointment and/or Meeting of the Civil Service Commission

 

DATE COMPLETED

 

PROCESS

 

ACTION

 

RESPONSIBILITY

Civil Service Rules & Regulations

(Establish) Review-Amend if Needed

Civil Service Commission

/Elected Officials

1.

2. Job Description/ Essential

Functions Of The Job

(Establish) Review-Amend

if Needed

Police Chief/

Elected Officials

2.

3. Aoolications

Review-Amend ifNeeded

Elected Officials

3.

4. Advertise

Newspaper Of General Circulation in Boro- Deadline

Civil Service Commission/

Boro Administrative Assistance

4.

Physical Agility

Schedule -Job Related Activity Criteria

Aoooint Examiner

Civil Service Commission

*Police Chief (advice on criteria)

5.

Written Test

Schedule /Appoint Examiner

(Validated)

Civil Service Commission

6.

Oral Exam

Schedule/Appoint Oral Exam Board

Civil Service Commission

designates: Local Police Chiefs  or Outside Agency

7.

Eligibility List

Calculate The Scores- Veterans Preference

Formerly AdoQt the

add

Civil Service Commission

Eligibility List at a Qublic

meeting

8

Background Investigation

*Polygraph, if required

Follow MPOETC

Guidelines (Minimum)

Police Chief or Designee/Outside Agy

9

Certified List Of Three

Designate/Certify Top Three Candidates

Civil Service Commission

(When requested by Elected Officials)

10

Hiring

Elected Body Selects From Certified List Of Three - Hires Contingent Upon Passing A Medical And

Psychological Exam

Elected Officials

Elected Officials appoint Psychological and Medical Examiner.

11

. Probationary Period

Six Month To One Year Evaluation

Police Chief/ Elected Officials

12

Note: The above is a general outline of a common sequence of actions used in the hiring of a police officer.

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