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(A) Until the Municipality attains city status, the employees of the Municipality shall have that tenure, if any, as provided by the laws of Ohio pertaining to the general statutory plan of government for Villages, except as those laws may conflict with the provisions of this Charter.
(B) Within sixty days after the Municipality attains city status or within sixty days after the effective date of this Charter, whichever date is later, a Civil Service Commission consisting of three members who are electors of the Municipality shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council by a vote of not less than three-fourths of its members. The members first appointed shall be appointed one for a term of two years, one for a term of four years and one for a term of six years. Thereafter all members shall be appointed for six year terms of office.
(C) After the establishment of the Civil Service Commission, all compensated positions in the service of the Municipality shall be in the Classified Service except the following offices and positions of employment which shall constitute the Unclassified Service:
(1) Members of the Council.
(2) The Clerk of Council and all employees of the Council.
(3) The Mayor and Director of Finance.
(4) All department heads, including but not limited to the Director of Law, Director of Public Service, the Police Chief and the Fire Chief. The Police and Fire Chief shall be appointed and promoted, and removed, suspended or otherwise disciplined as provided in Sections 6.03 and 6.04 of this Charter respectively.
(5) All members of boards and commissions established by this Charter or by ordinance or resolution, and the secretary to each such board and commission, provided that if such secretary holds other employment within the Classified Service of the Municipality, this section shall not exempt such person from the requirement of competitive examination to hold such other employment.
(6) Professional engineers and attorneys employed by the Municipality.
(7) Volunteer members of the Fire Department, members of the auxiliary police unit within the Police Department, and part time employees of the Departments of Police and Fire.
(8) Persons of exceptional professional or scientific qualifications engaged as consultants.
(9) Unskilled laborers that the Civil Service Commission may find it impracticable to include in the Classified Service, provided such unskilled labor exemptions shall be by order of the Civil Service Commission, duly entered on the record of the Commission with the reasons for each such exemption.
(10) Temporary employees who are not employed for more than ninety continuous days or for more than ninety days in one year. The Civil Service Commission may exclude other temporary employees that it finds to be impracticable to include in the Classified Service, provided such exclusions shall be by order of the Civil Service Commission, duly entered on its records with the reasons for each such exclusion.
(11) One personal secretary and one administrative assistant to the Mayor and each department head, provided such positions have been created by the Council.
(D) The Civil Service Commission may determine that it is impracticable to appoint or promote appropriate classes of employees that are in the Classified Service by competitive written examination, in which event the appointment or promotion may be made by the appointing authority without competitive written examination. The Civil Service Commission shall enter a record of its determination or impracticability with its supporting reasons.
(E) Unless otherwise provided in this Charter, the Mayor shall appoint, whether by original or promotional appointment, and remove, demote, suspend or otherwise discipline all employees within the Classified and Unclassified Service of the Municipality; provided that the positions of employment have first been authorized by Council; and further provided that this provision shall not apply to employees of the Council, employees within the Department of Finance, Assistant Director of Law, or the Secretary of any board or commission. The Council shall appoint and remove its employees by a vote of not less than three-fourths of its members. The Director of Law shall appoint and remove Assistant Directors of Law, and the Director of Finance shall appoint, promote, remove, demote, suspend or otherwise discipline employees of the Department of Finance within the Classified and Unclassified Service of the Municipality; provided that the positions of employment have first been authorized by the Council.
(F) Except as provided in this Charter the provisions of the laws of Ohio regarding the selection, promotion, demotion, suspension, removal and discipline of employees in the Classified Service, as provided in this Charter, shall be applicable under this Charter; provided that the Civil Service Commission may adopt rules with respect to such selection, promotion, demotion, suspension, removal and discipline of employees in the Classified Service, which rules may modify, supplement or supersede such laws, and in the case such rules conflict with such laws, the provisions of the rules shall prevail over such laws.
(G) Persons who are employed by the Municipality at the time the Civil Service Commission is created under Division (A) of this Section in positions that are in the Classified Service of the Municipality need not take any examination to continue as employees of the Municipality, but shall thereafter be subject to all provisions of this Charter, including those pertaining to Civil Service.