Where one or more employees have been demoted from a position within a family of positions, by reason of an ordered reduction in force, other employees holding the lesser positions in such family shall be subject to the same demotion process, upon direction of the City Manager in the time and manner as set forth in § 33.43.  Where an employee holding a position, which is ranked last in a family of positions, is preempted the position by reason of the demotion process, he shall, upon the 30th day after the giving of notice thereof, be terminated from the city's service.
('83 Code, § 2.56.150)