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City of Colorado Springs / Commissions & Committees / Civil Service Commission

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

 COLORADO SPRINGS CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

October 4, 2011

Call to Order

Chairman William Green called the meeting of the Colorado Springs Civil Service Commission to order on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 102, at 8:30 am.

Commissioners present: Thomas Exum, William Green, Peg LeClair, and Fran Pitaro

Commissioner absent: Jerry Voegele

Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Pitaro moved to approve the minutes from the June 6, 2011, Civil Service Commissioners’ Meeting. Commissioner Exum 2nd the motion. The Commission unanimously approved the minutes.

Entry Level Firefighter Testing

Deputy Fire Chief Tommy Smith recommended changing the scores for entry-level firefighter testing. Using the FireTEAM product, the Fire Department recommends changes to the requirements listed below.

 

 

CURRENT

RECOMMENDED

Human Relations

75%

No minimum score

Mechanical Aptitude

65%

No minimum score

Reading

70%

Minimum score of 70% marked as pass/fail

Math

70%

Minimum score of 70% marked as pass/fail

Total Score

Weighted score of Human Relations (70%) and Mechanical (30%)

Weighted score of Human Relations (90%) and Mechanical (10%)

 

Additionally, the Fire Department would like to determine if candidates can successfully climb an aerial ladder as a part of their conditional offer.

Commissioner LeClair made a motion to accept the recommended entry level firefighting testing scores. Commissioner Pitaro 2nd the motion. The Commission unanimously approved the recommendations.

Use of Commissioners on Entry Level & Promotional Oral Boards/Assessment Centers

Deputy Fire Chief Tommy Smith polled the Commissioners to indicate if they would be interested in participating as observers during promotional oral boards. The Commissioners were interested in being observers in the process.

Other Business

None

Adjournment

Commissioner LeClair made a motion to adjourn the meeting that was second by Commissioner Exum. Chairman Green adjourned the meeting at 8:56 am.