St. Charles County, MO
 
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[Ord. No. 99-162 §§1—5, 12-29-1999]
A. 
The Department of Workforce and Business Development is hereby established. The department is assigned all of the functions, powers and duties of the former Department of Workforce Development, which are set forth more specifically below.
[Ord. No. 15-122 §3, 12-21-2015]
B. 
All employees of the department, excluding the department head, shall be merit employees. All employees of the department shall be hired, fired, promoted and disciplined by the department head in accordance with the County Merit System and County Personnel Administration Program.
C. 
The department shall be headed by a Director who shall be exempted from the Merit System pursuant to the St. Charles County Charter, Article VII, Section 7.300. The department head shall be a St. Charles County employee.
[Ord. No. 15-122 §3, 12-21-2015]
D. 
Pursuant to Section 3.601.1 and Section 4.1503 of the St. Charles County Charter, the County Executive shall appoint the Director of the Department of Workforce and Business Development subject to approval by the County Council on the consent agenda.
[Ord. No. 15-122 §3, 12-21-2015]
E. 
In the case of a vacancy in the office of Director, the vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as an appointment is made. However, the County Executive, pursuant to the St. Charles County Charter, Section 3.603 (1998) may appoint an Acting Director who shall serve until a new director is appointed for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days. If the vacancy has not been filled in the manner provided by Charter, the County Executive shall submit the acting officer's nomination to the County Council for their approval. If the County Council approves the nomination, the acting officer shall serve until such time as the vacancy is filled in the manner provided by Charter.
[Ord. No. 99-162 §6, 12-29-1999]
A. 
The Director shall possess and exercise all powers given him by applicable law, shall be responsible for the operations of the department and shall have such duties and powers as directed by the County Executive.
B. 
The department head shall operate the department within the guidelines of the County Personnel Administration Program and purchasing policy.
C. 
The department shall be responsible for operation of job training programs that provide employment and training services to area adults and youth, and assists individuals with entry or re-entry into the labor force to find increased employment and earnings opportunities. The department works to provide business clients with access to a workforce that meets or exceeds their hiring requirements and also serves the community through economic development efforts to help retain existing companies and help recruit new business investment and jobs to the area.
[Ord. No. 15-122 §3, 12-21-2015]
D. 
The department head shall govern and control the day to day operations of the department. The department head shall report only to the County Executive or a designee.
[Ord. No. 15-122 §3, 12-21-2015]
E. 
The department head shall take any action regarding merit employees including the hiring, firing, promoting or disciplining of employees, within the guidelines of the County Personnel Administration Program.