[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Chestnuthill 3-7-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors hereby creates the office of Township Manager.
The Board of Supervisors hereby adopts an initial job description for the office of Township Manager as set forth below:
Definition. This employee is responsible for directing the day-to-day conduct of Township business and for carrying out the policies of the Board of Supervisors. Work involves contact with citizens to see that their problems and concerns are dealt with or brought to the attention of other officials. This employee assigns and directs the work of other Township employees to provide these services.
Directs the provision of Township services, such as road maintenance, utilities, recreation facilities, land use controls.
Directs and supervises the work of other Township employees. Recommends and advises the hiring, suspension and discharge of employees subject to approval of Supervisors and in accordance with applicable laws.
Assists citizens by informing them of Township rules and laws, explaining procedures, hearing complaints and either resolving them or referring them to the responsible official.
Attends Supervisor meetings to provide advice and information.
Conducts research on other municipal programs, ordinances, fee structures, etc., for use by Supervisors in making decisions.
Monitors and manages the operation of various state or federal grant projects or programs by explaining program operations to participants expending funds in accordance with the grant contract and maintaining records of project status and disposition of funds.
Purchases equipment and services assuring that major purchases are advertised, bid upon and awarded in accordance with the law.
Performs technical review of subdivision plans and land development plans. Makes appropriate recommendations to the Township Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board. Takes necessary action to carry out Commission and Board decisions.
Attends Planning Commission meetings to provide advice and information.
Meets with employees and employee representatives to resolve grievances and to negotiate terms of collective bargaining agreements.
Searches out and applies for other sources of funds, such as grants, loans, credits, discounts, etc., when appropriate.
Oversees development and implementation of the Township Comprehensive Plan and Open Space and Recreation Plan. Develops and implements administrative and operating procedures to meet Township needs and carry out approved policies.
Reviews the annual budget with the Supervisors by summarizing past expenditures, estimating costs of future needs and computing expected revenues.
Conducts performance evaluations for all employees.
Reviews fiscal reports with Supervisors periodically and upon request.
Prepares various reports required by state and federal government.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisors.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
Knowledge of fiscal policies and procedures applicable to municipal finance administration.
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
Ability to motivate effectively and direct the activities of other employees, explain and justify Township problems and needs to Supervisors and deal conscientiously, fairly and diplomatically with all public requests.
Ability to learn and apply numerous rules, regulations and laws under which Township operations must be conducted.
Ability to work effectively with Township officials and other government officials, business associates and the public.
Ability to analyze municipal problems and needs and to recommend workable solutions.
Ability to develop and implement procedures for the activities to be performed.
Ability to assemble, organize and present status information from various source materials concerning the operation of Township programs and procedures.
Ability to organize work in a manner which insures smooth processing and efficient accomplishment of priority items.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Minimum education and experience: a bachelor's degree in public administration or a related field and three years of experience in the administration of a business or a public agency, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to amend the Township Manager's job description from time to time by resolution or ordinance.