§ 31.43  CITY ADMINISTRATOR.
   (A)   The city hereby establishes the office of City Administrator.
   (B)   The characteristics of the office of City Administrator are as follows:  Under general administrative, executive and legislative direction, coordinates all phases of city operation, serves as personnel officer, purchasing agent, and chief financial officer of the city, and performs other work as required.
   (C)   The duties and responsibilities of the City Administrator are as follows:  Develop agenda for all City Council meetings; attend regular and special meetings of Council; implement and execute directives of the Mayor and policy formulation of overall problems of the city; serve as Personnel Administrator under the Personnel Policy for the city, with authorization to hire part-time, seasonal and full-time temporary employees; responsible for preparation and administration of budgets; prepare and present status and disposition reports on Council directives, for the condition of the city, and new business to be considered; plans for, directs, and evaluates all phases of municipal operations including legal, engineering, fiscal, personnel, police and fire protection, tax assessments and fee collection, building and zoning, parks and recreation, and maintenance programs; serve as representative and liaison with other governmental and service agencies; address civic and social groups on municipal programs and projects; meet with residents on matters relating to municipal services; and act as spokesperson for the city with news media. In the event that an elected official of the City of Alexandria is incapable of serving in his or her seat as elected (such as inability to attend meetings and perform other required duties) due to an accident, health, legal or otherwise, the City Clerk shall notify immediately upon knowledge of said fact, all other elected city officials. In no case shall the specifics of an elected official’s medical condition be disclosed, unless authorized in writing by that city official.
   (D)   Training and experience for the position of City Administrator are as follows:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in public administration, business or closely related field supplemented by three years of progressively responsible experience in management; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform effectively the duties of the position.
   (E)   Knowledge, skills and abilities for the office of City Administrator are as follows:  Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contemporary private or public administration; working knowledge of legal and technical aspects of operations and equipment; working knowledge of executive and legislative policies, procedures and practices; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public and private officials, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; initiative and resourcefulness; leadership and administrative abilities; analytical ability; tact; diplomacy; patience; integrity; and sound judgment.
   (F)   Compensation for the office of City Administrator shall be thirty-two thousand dollars ($32,000.00) per year.
(Ord. 11-90, passed 6-28-90; Am. Ord. 14-90, passed 8-9-90; Am. Ord. 2-91, passed 1-10-91; Am. Ord. 2010-06, passed 2-18-10)