(A)   Subject to division (B) of this section, the County Commissioners shall appoint a County Administrator on the terms and conditions of employment as the County Commissioners and County Administrator shall agree.
   (B)   The term of appointment of the County Administrator may not exceed 4 years or extend more than 6 months after the end of the term of the County Commissioners making the appointment.
   (C)   (1)   The County Administrator shall serve as Chief Administrative Officer of the county and, to the extent delegated by the County Commissioners, is responsible for executive, administrative, and management functions.
      (2)   The County Commissioners shall establish:
         (a)   A job description and job summary for the position of County Administrator; and
         (b)   The necessary experience, qualifications and training for any applicant seeking the County Administrator’s position.
   (D)   Notwithstanding Md. Code, Art. 25, § 1:
      (1)   In Garrett County, the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners shall be known as the County Administrator; and
      (2)   Any reference in state or local law to the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners shall mean the County Administrator.
(1986 Code, § 20-7) (P.L.L., 1888, Art. 12, § 35; 1930, § 85; 1957 Code, § 70; 1878, Ch. 108; 1945, Ch. 450; 1957, Ch. 258, § 85; 1959, Ch. 311; 1966, Ch. 70; 1967, Ch. 289; 1971, Ch. 16; 1973, Ch. 644; Md. H.B. 596, passed 2-24-1998)