The New Jersey Civil Service Commission is taking steps to reallocate a number of State, local, and common titles from the competitive to the non-competitive class of service. This action will provide State and local agencies with the flexibility and timeliness needed to meet their staffing needs.
The initial phase of this reallocation includes titles for which the primary requirement is a license issued by the State of New Jersey. Currently, the Civil Service Commission does not typically administer written examinations for such titles since possession of the license establishes that the applicant has successfully met the requirements necessary to qualify for the title. State-issued licenses can easily be verified by the issuing agency. The Appointing Authority will be responsible for ensuring and verifying the employee's license status, as is currently the case with existing titles assigned to the non-competitive class of service. In cases where specific experience is also required, the Appointing Authority will also verify that these requirements have been met.
Note that the reallocation to the non-competitive class of service is proposed primarily for those titles representing the entry level in a series, that is, titles which are typically filled via open-competitive procedures. In most instances, higher-level, in-series titles which require a license and which represent a promotional opportunity will continue to be assigned to the competitive division.
We are certain this class of service reallocation represents a positive and welcomed step towards change in our business practices.
To view a list of the titles that are being proposed for reallocation, click on the appropriate link below:
State Titles - Competitive to Non-Competitive
Local Titles - Competitive to Non-Competitive
Common Titles - Competitive to Non-Competitive
Questions or comments about this process should be directed to John Teubner, Deputy Director, Division of Classification and Personnel Management, CSC at John.Teubner@csc.state.nj.us. All submissions must be received no later than October 8, 2012.