The move was made because problems can arise when a person in the new position doesn’t have the right skills for that job, officials said.
In 2012, the council eliminated more than 150 positions by axing positions, laying off employees, and offering early retirements to help close a $15.4-million budget gap. Some remaining employees then bumped from department to department to stay employed, as allowed by city rules.
Now with more specific titles, an administrative analyst in the Glendale Police Department with crime analysis experience, for instance, can’t transfer into an administrative analyst job in the Public Works Department that coordinates recycling programs, said Human Resources Director Matt Doyle.
Some of the new classifications include a filming permit specialist in the City Clerk’s office and a code compliance inspector in the Community Development Department.
While most changes only affect titles, some will have a salary impact. According to a city report, the changes will cost the city about $147,000 annually and $98,000 through this fiscal year, which ends June 30.
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