Township of Blairstown, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown 11-14-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 33-1 Creation.

There is hereby established in the Township of Blairstown the position of Office Manager, which said position shall be deemed to be nontenured.

§ 33-2 Term of office; vacancies.

A. 
The term of office for Office Manager shall be for one calendar year; provided, however, that the Township Committee is hereby authorized to:
(1) 
Make an initial appointment to the position of Office Manager for a period longer than one year such that the position will be filled for the balance of the calendar year 2001, and then will continue to be filled for the one-year term commencing January 1, 2002, and concluding December 31, 2002.
(2) 
Vacancies in the position of Office Manager shall be filled for the unexpired term.

§ 33-3 Compensation.

Compensation for the position of Office Manager shall be established by ordinance adopted pursuant to applicable state regulation.

§ 33-4 Powers, duties and responsibilities.

The Office Manager shall:
A. 
Serve as intermediary or liaison between various Township municipal boards, agencies, committees, commissions and departments and their professional advisors and the Township Committee and facilitate communication within the local governmental framework.
B. 
Maintain harmony among workers and attempt to resolve grievances at an informal level; perform or assist subordinates in performing duties; adjust errors and complaints and act as first contact in conflict resolution among staff. Notwithstanding anything herein contained to the contrary, it is expressly understood that the Township Office Manager shall not be responsible for imposing discipline against employees.
C. 
Handle all complaints concerning day-to-day operations of the Township and direct to the appropriate authority those complaints that cannot be solely resolved by the Office Manager.
D. 
Prepare and submit to the Township Committee such reports as may be required by that body or as the Office Manager may deem advisable to submit.
E. 
Act as the administrative officer in daily operations of running town hall, including reviewing staffing needs, vacation scheduling, lunch coverage and employee supervision.
F. 
Establish a long-term plan in conjunction with the Township Committee to meet the changing governmental needs of our citizens.
G. 
Coordinate the operation of all departments, offices, and agencies of the Township in accordance with Township Committee policies and direction and periodically report on it.
H. 
Maintain close liaison with department heads and advise the governing body of operations and projects in progress.
I. 
Perform any other powers and duties as may be assigned by the Township Committee.