The New Jersey Civil Service Commission is taking further 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 second phase of this reallocation includes titles for which either the primary requirement is a license or certification issued by the State of New Jersey, a specialization of education or skills is required, and/or testing methods may be impractical. For titles that require a license or certification, the Civil Service Commission currently does not typically administer written examinations for such titles since possession of the license and/or certification 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.
For other titles that are part of this phase, competitive testing is not practical due to the nature of the knowledge, skills and abilities associated by the job. For this reason the Civil Service Commission believes that these titles should be moved to the non-competitive class of service.
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 November 28, 2012.