Ventnor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Ventnor City 12-21-1981 by Ord. No. 8144. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Personnel policies — See Ch. 36.

§ 44-1 Creation of policy.

A. 
Appointments. All applicants for appointment to the Ventnor City Police Department, Ventnor City Fire Department and Ventnor City nonuniformed departments shall be qualified for appointment as required by law, ordinance and civil service rules and regulations. All applicants for appointment shall be Ventnor City residents and must maintain continuous residency within Ventnor City from the announced closing date of the Civil Service Commission’s examination up to and including the date of the appointment.
[Added 8-25-1994 by Ord. No. 9413; amended 6-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-15]
B. 
The City of Ventnor City hereinafter creates a policy, which policy shall be effective immediately upon the passage of this chapter, to provide a preference to each and every job classification within the City of Ventnor City to its residents in order to promote a continuing opportunity for its residents to remain in the employ of the City of Ventnor City and to remain within its boundaries.

§ 44-2 Unavailability of qualified residents; preference schedule; conditions of employment; classification by Civil Service Commission.

[Added 6-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-15[1]]
A. 
Whenever the City of Ventnor Board of Commissioners or the appointing authority determines that there cannot be recruited a sufficient number of qualified residents for available specific positions or employments, the City of Ventnor shall advertise for other qualified applicants. The City of Ventnor, or the hiring authority thereof, shall thereupon classify all qualified applicants for such positions or employments so determined in the following manner:
(1) 
Other residents of Atlantic County;
(2) 
Other residents of counties contiguous to Atlantic County;
(3) 
Other residents of the State of New Jersey;
(4) 
All other applicants.
B. 
The hiring authority shall first appoint all those in Class 1 and those in each succeeding class in the order above listed and shall appoint a person or persons in any such class only to a position or positions, or employment or employments, remaining after all qualified applicants in the preceding class or classes have been appointed or have declined an offer of appointment. The preference established by this section shall in no way diminish, reduce or affect the preference granted pursuant to any other provisions of law.
C. 
The City of Ventnor may require that any individual recruited and hired pursuant to this subsection be required to become a bona fide resident of the City of Ventnor.
D. 
The Civil Service Commission shall, upon any subsequent notice of the determination of the City of Ventnor Board of Commissioners or the hiring authority of the City of Ventnor wherein Title 11 (Civil Service) of the Revised Statutes is operative that such preference schedule shall be applicable for any specific position or employment, classify all applications for such position or employment accordingly.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 44-2 as § 44-3.

§ 44-3 Preference to be binding.

It shall be noted, by forwarding a copy of this chapter to both the County of Atlantic and the State of New Jersey, that this preference is in full force and effect and shall be binding, not only upon the City, but also the county and the state as aforementioned.