§ 9.4.6. Probationary period; permanent appointment  


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  • Every original appointment in the Classified Service shall include a probationary period, which shall include the time necessary to successfully complete the Police or Fire Academy and a nine-month period thereafter, except for an appointment to the rank of Fire Systems Technical Specialist or Mechanic in the Fire Department, and except for an appointment pursuant to § 9.3.11 (E.)(iii). An original appointment to the rank of Fire Systems Technical Specialist or Mechanic shall include a probationary period of twelve months. An original appointment pursuant to § 9.3.11(E.)(iii) shall include a probationary period determined by the Manager of Safety. At the end of the probationary period, if the conduct and capacity of the member appointed shall have been satisfactory, he or she shall be permanently appointed; otherwise, he or she shall be dismissed. The Manager of Safety may summarily dismiss, without cause, any probationary member during their probationary period. A probationary member shall not be entitled to appeal a dismissal action.

(Charter 1960, C5.69; amended May 16, 1961; amended November 4, 1986; amended November 2, 1993; amended November 7, 2000; Ord. No. 428-02, § 1, 6-3-02, elec. 8-13-02; Ord. No. 138-03, § 1, 2-24-03, elec. 5-6-03; Ord. No. 106-05, § 1, elec. 5-3-05)