The Civil Service of the Municipality is hereby divided into the unclassified and the classified service.
   The Civil Service Commission shall determine which employees of the Municipality shall be within the classified service and which shall be within the unclassified service, provided that regular full time police officers and firefighters, including the full time Chief of Police and Fire Chief shall be in the classified service, and provided further that persons, other than those serving a probationary period of employment, who have been continuously employed on a full time basis in the service of the Municipality in the same or similar position in the classified service for at least ninety (90) days prior to the date such position is placed in the classified service, shall be retained in the same or similar position without examination until discharged, reduced, disciplined, promoted or transferred in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Commission.
   All employees covered by State Civil Service at the date of the adoption of this Charter shall be in the classified service under this section.
(Amended 11-7-00)