Chapter 2.60


2.60.010    Purpose of provisions.

2.60.020    Appointment.

2.60.030    Authority.

2.60.040    Duties.

2.60.050    Qualifications.

2.60.060    Compensation.

2.60.010 Purpose of provisions.

The purpose of this chapter is to comply with the state laws by establishing the manner of appointment, duties and qualifications and compensation. (Ord. 788 § 2, 1991; Ord. 714 § 1, 1988)

2.60.020 Appointment.

The office of the city administrator is established. (Ord. 788 § 3, 1991; Ord. 714 § 2, 1988)

2.60.030 Authority.

The city administrator shall be assigned to the executive branch of the government of the city, who shall work as the executive and liaison officer at the direction of the mayor and for the city council keeping within the laws of the state for nonchartered code cities. (Ord. 788 § 4, 1991; Ord. 714 § 3, 1988)

2.60.040 Duties.

In view of the flexible nature of administrative work, the duties of the city administrator shall encompass the following:

A. As directed, coordinate city projects by:

1. Maintaining adequate administrative records of the city administrator;

2. Seeking outside funding sources;

3. Assisting city department heads as needed;

4. Obtaining the services of project consultants when authorized;

5. Preparing and presenting project status program updates to the mayor and council, as directed by the mayor and council;

6. Manage all other city administrative projects when directed to do so.

B. Coordinate city planning, priorities and goal setting by:

1. Having and maintaining a working knowledge and understanding of Washington State statutes, city ordinances and related laws, rules and regulations that pertain to the administrative management of the city;

2. Identifying the city planning, priority goal setting needs and assessments annually with the mayor and council;

3. Preparing and making reports to the council on the progress of established planning, priorities and goals no less than monthly;

4. Establishing a special annual review procedure under the direction of the council for the purpose of determining if the identified council plans, priorities and goals have been reasonably accomplished.

C. General budget duties:

1. Preparing the executive department annual budget for approval by the mayor;

2. Having a general working understanding of the Washington State BARS Manual;

3. Reviewing annual budget requests submitted by department heads;

4. Assisting the mayor when finalizing the budget for presentation to the council.

D. Identifying management administrative solutions and monitoring city paperwork flow by:

1. Attending all meetings and seminars when directed by the mayor and council;

2. Keeping the mayor and council informed of current city business;

3. Preparing and answering correspondence as directed by the mayor and council;

4. Coordinating with department heads effective administrative management of LID’s, subdivisions, annexations and similar petitions and projects;

5. Coordinating the preparation of the council agenda;

6. Implementing new management procedures as directed by council motion, resolution or ordinance;

7. Negotiating and administering contracts and agreements as directed by council motion, resolution or ordinances;

8. Assisting the city attorney in the preparation and drafting of ordinances, resolutions and other documents.

E. Supervisory and administrative responsibilities as assigned.

F. Performing additional administrative tasks as assigned by the mayor and council. (Ord. 788 § 5, 1991; Ord. 714 § 4, 1988)

2.60.050 Qualifications.

The city administrator shall have:

A. A high school diploma or a GED equivalent, and a four-year degree in public administration or closely related field, or four years’ work experience in public administration, or combination of work experience and college education;

B. Two years’ minimum experience in a public agency involving significant administrative responsibilities;

C. Knowledge of municipal government, budgeting and financing procedures;

D. Proficiency to communicate the English language clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing;

E. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public;

F. Prior supervisory experience. (Ord. 788 § 6, 1991; Ord. 714 § 5, 1988)

2.60.060 Compensation.

The city administrator shall receive such compensation and benefits as may be fixed by the city council. In addition, the city administrator shall be reimbursed for all attendance of city-related seminars, continuing education programs, conventions and conferences, and travel and lodging expenses incurred on city business or activities. (Ord. 788 § 7, 1991; Ord. 714 § 6, 1988)