The respon­si­bil­i­ties of the Mer­it Com­mis­sion include:

(A) Prepar­ing and post­ing promi­nent­ly a list of all qual­i­fied can­di­dates at the com­ple­tion of each entry screen­ing process.  These lists will be main­tained for two (2) yearsor until the list is exhaust­ed, whichev­er comes first.  Tests will be held as may be nec­es­sary with a qual­i­fied can­di­date able to retain his or her sta­tus on said qual­i­fied list by advis­ing the Mer­it Com­mis­sion of his or her intent to do so.

(B) Noti­fy­ing all qual­i­fied can­di­dates of their accept­abil­i­ty and that they are being placed on the qual­i­fied list.

(C) With­in fif­teen (15) days, any qual­i­fied can­di­date who declines to accept an appoint­ment will be replaced for said appoint­ment by anoth­er qual­i­fied can­di­date.  A refusal to accept an appoint­ment does not con­sti­tute grounds for removal from the qual­i­fied list.