[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harmony as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Officers and employees – See Ch. 25.
[Adopted 6-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-4]
Pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-136, there is hereby created the office of Township Administrator.
The Township Administrator shall be appointed by majority vote of the Township Committee. The Township Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Committee and may be removed or replaced at any time according to the methods and requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-138. Compensation for the position of Township Administrator shall be as fixed in the Township Salary Ordinance.
The Township Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the Township, responsible to the governing body for all day-to-day operations. Any governing authority for final decisions regarding policy, hiring or firing of employees, entering or terminating contract(s), planning, operation management and/or those powers and duties not specifically set forth herein shall remain with the Township Committee. The Township Administrator shall:
Direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the Township, including serving as the Township Administrator, except provided by law.
Coordinate the performance of all Township employees and professionals. Maintain harmony among workers and attempt to resolve grievances at an informal level; perform or assist subordinates in performing duties; adjust errors and address complaints and act as first contact in conflict resolution among staff.
Establish and maintain sound personnel practices and maintain appropriate records of all employees.
Authority to give assignments and instructions to individual employees or groups.
Attend all meetings of the Township Committee with the right to take part in any discussion, but not to vote.
See that all ordinances, resolutions and all acts of the Township Committee subject to enforcement by the Administrator or by officers and employees subject to his/her direction and supervision are faithfully executed.
Receive from each department, office, commission, committee and board their annual budget requests and review and transmit same to the Chief Financial Officer, along with any comments and recommendations of the Township Committee.
If necessary, submit to the Township Committee a verbal report on administrative activities of the Township at the monthly Township Committee meeting, and submit such written reports as may be requested by the Township Committee.
Create such other reports as the Township Committee may require concerning the operation of the Township.
Keep the Township staff fully informed of all policies and decisions of the Township Committee, as well as other Township activities, by holding department/staff meetings on an as-needed basis.
Serve as intermediary or liaison between various Township boards, commissions, committees, agencies and departments and their professional advisors and the Township Committee and facilitate communication with the local government framework.
Five years of experience in a New Jersey local government agency.
Possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
Knowledge of the internal organization and established policies, procedures, and regulations relative to the work of the department or autonomous government agency.
Ability to supervise the preparation of statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.
Ability to give assignments and instructions to individuals and groups.