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SECTION 2
Definitions
Civil Service (CVS) CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 1
§ 2. Definitions. When used in this chapter.

1. The term "commission" or "state commission" means the state civil
service commission;

2. The term "president" means the president of the state civil service
commission;

3. The term "department" or "civil service department" means the state
department of civil service, unless otherwise expressly stated or unless
the context requires a different meaning;

4. The term "municipal commission" or "municipal civil service
commission" means the civil service commission of a city, of a county,
or of a suburban town governed pursuant to article three-A of the town
law and having a population of at least fifty thousand as shown in the
most recent decennial federal census or special population census taken
pursuant to section twenty of the general municipal law, or the
personnel officer of a city, of a county, or of such a suburban town, or
a regional civil service commission or a regional personnel officer, as
the case may be, unless otherwise expressly stated or unless the context
requires a different meaning;

5. The "civil service" of the state of New York or any of its civil
divisions includes all offices and positions in the service of the state
or of such civil divisions, except such offices and positions in the
militia and the military departments as are or may be created under the
provisions of article twelve of the constitution;

6. The "state service" shall include all offices and positions in the
civil service of the state;

7. The "city service" shall include all offices and positions in the
civil service of any city;

8. The "service of a civil division" shall include all offices and
positions in the civil service of any subdivision of the state; and the
term "civil division" shall include within its meaning a city;

9. The term "appointing authority" or "appointing officer" means the
officer, commission or body having the power of appointment to
subordinate positions;

10. The term "jurisdictional classification" means the assignment of
positions in the classified service to the competitive, non-competitive,
exempt or labor classes;

11. The term "position classification" means a grouping together,
under common and descriptive titles, of positions that are substantially
similar in the essential character and scope of their duties and
responsibilities and in the qualification requirements therefor;

12. The term "board of supervisors" shall include within its meaning
the elective governing body of a county which has no board of
supervisors.