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Third. The certificate of four reputable persons of the City of New York, that they have been personally acquainted with the applicant for at least one year, and believe him to be of good moral character, of temperate and industrious habits, and in all respects fit for the service he wishes to enter, and that each of them is willing that such certificate should be published for public information, and will, upon request, give such further information concerning the applicant as he may possess.
In case the applicant resides out of New York City only two of his vouchers need be residents of New York City.
The requirements as to citizenship and certificates of character, in case of persons applying for positions under Schedules E and F, and the requirements as to citizenship in cases of persons applying for positions under Schedule D may be modified or dispensed with in the discretion of the Commission. All applications for examination shall be filed in the office of the Secretary, and all application and other blanks shall be kept at his office, and shall be procurable there only.
Registers of all applicants shall be kept by the Secretary of the Commission. When the applicants on a register are in excess of such number as can be conveniently examined on the same day, the applicants shall be notified to appear in their order on the register. Whenever the demands of the service may require, the Secretary shall notify the applicants of record, or such number thereof as can conveniently be examined, to appear for examination, giving place, date and hour for such examination.
REGULATION 9. Applicants for the following positions must, before being admitted to examination, present satisfactory evidence as to the following facts:
First. If the position to be filled be that of Physician, Surgeon, Medical Officer, Inspector of Vaccination, or Sanitary Inspector, that the applicant is duly authorized by the Laws of the State of New York to practice medicine and surgery.
Second. If the position to be filled be that of Chemist, or Analyzer, that the applicant has received the degree of Bachelor of Sciences, or its equivalent, from some institution duly authorized by law to confer such degree. If the position to be filled be that of Apothecary or Druggist, that the applicant is duly registered according to law, and that any other statutory requirements have been complied with.
In positions where the duties are professional, technical or expert, the candidates will be required to show what preliminary training or technical education they have undergone to qualify them for such situations before they can be admitted to examination.
Room Defective applications shall be suspended and applicants notified to amend the same, but no such notice shall be given, or opportunity granted, a second time. Whenever it appears by the application or other satisfactory evidence that the applicant is not within the prescribed limits of age or otherwise not qualified under the regulations, or is manifestly unfit for the service, the application shall be rejected.
REGULATION 11. Every false statement knowingly made by any person in his application for examination, and every connivance by him at any false statement made in any certificate which may accompany his application, shall be regarded as good cause for the removal or discharge of such person.
Conduct of Examinations.
REGULATION 12. Applicants shall be admitted to examination upon the production of the official notification to appear for that purpose. Each applicant shall receive a number, which shall be indorsed upon his notification when produced, and the notification so indorsed shall be sealed in an envelope. Each applicant shall sign his ex
amination papers with his number, omitting his name, and the envelope shall not be opened until all the examination papers have been received and the markings and gradings made.
All paper upon which examinations are to be written shall be furnished to the applicants by the Examining Board and shall bear some suitable official indorsement, stamp or mark for the purpose of identifying the same.
REGULATION 13. No applicant shall be admitted to examination who is not physically sound, or placed upon the eligible list whose character shall not be entirely satisfactory to the Examining Board.
REGULATION 14. The actual conduct of every examination shall be under the responsible direction of the Board of Examiners, or of its designated members, free from the interference or participation or influence of the appointing officer or of any person other than the Commissioners, Examiners or experts directly employed by the Board of Examiners or by the Commission.
The Commission shall have power to authorize or to order the employment of an expert to assist any Board of Examiners, whether in a special case or in connection with the examinations for any special grade, position or office. The selection of such expert shall be made by the Board of Examiners, with the consent and approval of the Commission.
Each Examiner shall exercise all due diligence to secure fairness and prevent all collusion and fraud in the examinations.
All examinations shall relate to such matters as will fairly test the relative capacity and fitness of the persons examined to discharge the duties of that service to which they seek to be appointed. Excepting as these regulations otherwise provide, the Board of Examiners may, in the examinations, give such relative importance to the different subjects or matters of examination as to them may seem fit.
REGULATION 15. All examinations shall be in writing, except such as refer to expertness or physical qualities, and except as herein otherwise provided.
Whenever an oral examination shall be prescribed as part of any scheme of examinations, a stenographic record of such oral questions and answers shall be made and the transcript thereof shall be preserved with the examination papers of the candidate.
REGULATION 16.. The sheets of questions shall be numbered and shall be given out in the order of their numbers, each, after the first, being given only when the competitor has returned to the Examiners the last sheet given to him. In general, no examination shall extend beyond five hours without intermission; and no questions given out at any session, to any candidate, shall be allowed to be answered at another session. Each applicant must complete his examination on the obligatory subjects before taking up any of the optional subjects.
REGULATION 17. The time allowed for completing the examination shall be announced before the first paper is given out. For the obligatory subjects the examination shall be confined to a single day.
At or before the commencement of every examination, the weight to be given to every subject included in the examination, and the minimum, if any, allowable upon each subject, shall be announced to the applicants. The appointing officer shall state to the Commission, upon its request, the general qualifications or attainments, physical or mental, or both, and the experience he deems necessary or proper in the position for which an eligible list is to be formed, and also within what limits of age the persons on such list should be.
REGULATION 18. No question in any examination or proceeding by or under these regulations shall call for the expression or disclosure of any political or religious opinion or affiliation, and if such opinion or affiliation be known no discrimination shall be made by reason thereof by the Examiners or the appointing power. The Examiners shall discountenance all disclosure of such opinion by or concerning any applicant for examination, or by or concerning any one whose name is on any eligible list awaiting appointment.
REGULATION 19. The examination papers shall be reviewed by each Examiner separately, except where otherwise directed by the Commission, and, in any case of disagreement, the average of the markings made on any question or paper by all shall be the final marking on such question or paper, subject to the regulation as to revision (Reg. 5, 27).
REGULATION 20. In all examinations each subject shall be marked upon a scale of 100, which number represents the maximum possible attainment.
REGULATION 21. Every paper in any examination not formally certified by the Examiners shall be signed with his initials in ink by each Examiner who has reviewed and marked it.
REGULATION 22. Handwriting shall be judged, first, by its legibility (as to the ease with which it can be read); second, from its appearance as to correctness of form and finish and regularity of letters; and, third, by general evidence of care in execution. The markings shall be based on these three general characteristics, but the standard of perfection in each examination shall be fixed by the position to