(A)   The general duties and responsibilities of the City Administrative Officer shall include but not be limited to the following:
      (1)   Advise the executive authority of the city in policy formulation on overall problems of the city;
      (2)   Have major responsibility for preparation and administration of operating and capital improvement budgets under direction of the mayor.
      (3)   Advise the Mayor of the city in the appointment of subordinate administrative personnel if the appointment authority has not been delegated to the Administrative Officer by appropriate executive order, and
      (4)   Have continuing direct relationships with operating department heads on implementation and administration of programs.
   (B)   The City Administrative Officer shall also: assist the mayor in planning, organizing, supervising, coordinating and evaluating all activities and functions of the city; supervises all personnel assigned to the Administrative Department; supervises department directors; supervise and/or perform research activities and provide advice to the executive authority regarding policy formulation and city problems; provide support for all boards, commissions, and committees established by the city; assist department directors with program implementation and administration; keep executive authority advised on financial condition of the city; assist Mayor, city finance director, and department directors in preparation and administration of city operating and capital improvements budgets; represent city capital improvements budgets; represent city executive and/or legislative personnel at meetings and public functions; works with City Attorney and other representatives of the legal profession in dealing with all legal issues confronting the city; attends all council meetings; prepares and delivers oral and written reports as requested; insure that accurate records are prepared and maintained; review citizens complaints and/or inquiries and provide follow-up action where necessary; maintains liaison with various federal, state, and local agencies, including the news media; serves as personnel advisor for the mayor; recommends personnel actions, including employment, promotions, salary increases, suspensions, dismissal, etc.; insures that accurate personnel files and payroll records are maintained; assist in preparation of requests for funding from state and federal agencies and insures that these funded programs/projects are administered properly; oversees bidding and procurement activities to assure that proper guidelines are administrated.
   (C)   The City Administrative Officer shall carry out all additional duties lawfully delegated by appropriate order of the Mayor and shall have the same powers as the Mayor in carrying out such duties.
(Ord. 90-915, passed 2-8-90; Am. Ord. 2011-1525, passed 2-24-11)