(A)   Pursuant to the authority of KRS 83A.080 there shall be, and hereby is, created the position of City Administrative Officer.
   (B)   The City Administrative Officer shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Council. The City Administrative Officer may be removed by the Mayor at will, unless otherwise protected by law.
   (C)   The City Administrative Officer shall be required to take the oath of office.
   (D)   The Mayor, in his discretion, may require the City Administrative Officer to post bond in such amount as the Mayor may deem appropriate with good and sufficient surety thereon.
   (E)   The minimum qualifications for appointment as City Administrative Officer shall be:
      (1)   Any combination of experience in public/business administration or equivalent to graduation with a Bachelor Degree in accounting, business or public administration;
      (2)   Significant practical experience in public financial administration;
      (3)   A functional understanding of the law relating to municipal finance, accounting practice and accounting procedure;
      (4)   Knowledge of cash flow procedures and practices;
      (5)   The ability to establish and operate standard accounting practices, including audit functions;
      (6)   The ability to supervise and instruct subordinate employees; and
      (7)   The ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports, both verbal and written.
   (F)   The duties and responsibilities of the City Administrative Officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
      (1)   Advise the Mayor on policy formulation regarding problems of the city;
      (2)   Exercise major responsibilities for the preparation and administration of operating and capital improvements, and budgets under the direction of the Mayor;
      (3)   Advise the Mayor in the appointment of subordinate administrative personnel, unless the authority to appoint such persons has been delegated by appropriate executive order;
      (4)   Maintain continuous direct relations with Operating Department Heads on implementation and administration of programs; and
      (5)   To perform such additional duties as may be lawfully delegated by appropriate executive orders of the Mayor.
(Ord. passed 2-6-90; Am. Ord. O-2021-1, passed 1-4-21)