California Harbors and Navigation Code Section 1156
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1156. (a) The board may appoint, fix the compensation of, and from
time to time adjust the compensation of, an executive director who is
exempt from the civil service laws, and other employees as may be
necessary. The executive director may perform all duties, exercise
all powers, discharge all responsibilities, and administer and
enforce all laws, rules, and regulations under the jurisdiction of
the board, with the approval of the board, including, but not limited
to, all of the following:
(1) The administration of personnel employed by the board in
accordance with the civil service laws.
(2) To serve as treasurer of the board and keep, maintain, and
provide the board with all statements of accounts, records of
receipts, and disbursements of the board in accordance with the law.
(3) The issuance and countersigning of licenses that shall also be
signed by the president of the board.
(4) The administration of matters and the maintenance of files
pertaining to action taken against licenses issued by the board.
(5) The administration of investigations of, and reporting on, a
navigational incident or other matter for which a license issued by
the board may be revoked or suspended.
(6) To work with board members, staff, and other interested
stakeholders to recommend improvements in the pilot training program.
(7) Under the direction of the board, to coordinate with other
state and federal agencies charged with protecting the environment
and with the oil and hazardous chemical shipping industry.
(8) Any other function, task, or duty as may reasonably be
assigned by the president of the board, including, but not limited
to, performing research and obtaining documents and other evidence
for board activities, including rate hearings.
(b) The Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing shall
appoint one assistant director to serve in a career executive
assignment at the pleasure of the secretary. The assistant director
shall have the duties as assigned by the executive director, and
shall be responsible to the executive director for the performance of
his or her duties.
(c) The board may employ personnel necessary to carry out the
purposes of this chapter. All personnel shall be appointed pursuant
to the State Civil Service Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section
18000) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code), except for
the executive director and the assistant director, who shall be
exempt from state civil service. The board may fix the compensation
of, and from time to time adjust the compensation of, any employees
as may be necessary.
(d) All personnel of the board shall be appointed, directed, and
controlled by the board, the executive director, or the board's
authorized deputies or agents to whom it may delegate its powers.
(e) The board may contract and employ commission investigators.
The board shall adopt regulations for the minimum standards for a
commission investigator that shall include, but are not limited to, a
basic knowledge of investigative techniques and maritime issues.
Last modified: February 22, 2013