Appointments may be made from other than the first two or three, as the case may be, applicants on the eligibility list when the ability to speak, read, or write a language in addition to English or possession of a valid driver's license is a requirement of the position to be filled. The recruitment bulletin announcing the examination shall indicate the special requirements which may be necessary for filling one or more of the positions in the class. Where such a position is to be filled, using the authority of this section, the appointment shall be made from among the highest two or three, as the case may be, applicants on the appropriate eligibility list who meet the special requirements and who are ready and willing to accept the position. If there are insufficient applicants who meet the special requirements, the commission shall certify the top applicant or applicants plus those applicants who meet the special requirements, not to exceed two or three candidates, as the case may be.
(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)