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SECTION 57
Continuous recruitment for certain positions
Civil Service (CVS) CHAPTER 7, ARTICLE 4, TITLE A
§ 57. Continuous recruitment for certain positions. Notwithstanding
any other provisions of this chapter or any other law, the civil service
department or a municipal commission may establish a continuing eligible
list for any class of positions for which it finds inadequate numbers of
well qualified persons available for recruitment. Names of eligibles
shall be inserted in such list from time to time as applicants are
tested and found qualified in examinations held at such intervals as may
be prescribed by the civil service department or municipal commission
having jurisdiction. Such successive examinations shall, so far as
practicable, be constructed and rated so as to be equivalent tests of
the merit and fitness of candidates. The name of any candidate who
passes any such examination and who is otherwise qualified shall be
placed on the continuing eligible list in the rank corresponding to his
final rating on such examination. The period of eligibility of
successful candidates for certification and appointment from such
continuing eligible list, as a result of any such examination, shall be
fixed by the civil service department or municipal commission but,
except as a list may reach an announced terminal date, such period shall
not be less than one year; nor shall such period of eligibility exceed
four years. Subject to such conditions and limitations as the civil
service department or municipal commission may prescribe, a candidate
may take more than one such examination; provided, however, that no such
candidate shall be certified simultaneously with more than one rank on
the continuing eligible list. With respect to any candidate who applies
for and is granted additional credit in any such examination as a
disabled or non-disabled veteran, and for the limited purpose of
granting such additional credit, the eligible list shall be deemed to be
established on the date on which his name is added thereto.