§128D-38  Exempt positions.  There are established such positions as necessary to support the voluntary response program and other voluntary activities pursuant to this chapter.  These positions shall be appointed by the director without regard to chapter 76.  These positions shall be included in any benefit program generally applicable to the officers and employees of the State. [L 1997, c 377, pt of §2; am L 2000, c 253, §150; am L 2005, c 133, §6]