Positions sometimes evolve over time until duties and responsibilities are no longer consistent with an assigned classification. If significant job change has occurred, the current position may be studied to determine appropriate classification and compensation. In this situation Human Resources conducts a study of the position. If it is determined that the duties and responsibilities are consistent with those of a higher classification and the incumbent has met all of the criteria noted below, he/she may be placed in the higher classification without further competitive examination:
- Performed at the higher classification for one year or more
- Meets the minimum qualifications of the higher classification
- Has promotion rights
- Demonstrates satisfactory performance in his/her position
If an employee feels a study of the position is warranted, a Job Profile will need to be completed and submitted to Human Resources in order to understand the duties and responsibilities of the position.