2015 ORS 242.540¹
Character of examinations

Examinations shall be practical in character and relate only to those matters which test the relative fitness of the persons examined to discharge the duties for the respective positions for which they are applicants. The examinations shall include a test for physical qualifications, health and manual or professional skill. Nothing relating to an applicants political or religious opinion or affiliation shall be asked or given.

Notes of Decisions

Civil service board has authority over all appoint­ments and promo­tions within custodial classified civil service, whether filled by employees, subcontractors or volunteers. Walter v. Scherzinger, 339 Or 408, 121 P3d 644 (2005)

Chapter 242

Notes of Decisions

Policy of legislature was to provide for ap­peal to circuit court only in cases in which civil service com­mis­sion of county fire district ordered removal, discharge, demo­tion or suspension, and thus order of reprimand of fireman was not ap­pealable. Hendrickson v. Civil Serv. Comm., 275 Or 127, 550 P2d 432 (1976)

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 44 (1971)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 242—Civil Service for City or School District Employees and Firefighters, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors242.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 242, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano242.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.