The Chief Executive shall, with the consent of a majority of the seated members of the County Council, appoint a County Manager. Upon receiving the consent of County Council for his appointment to the position, the County Manager shall serve as an at-will employee at the pleasure of the Chief Executive.
The County Manager shall be selected for the position based upon administrative abilities as determined through professional preparation and relevant work experience in public service or private industry. The Manager shall devote full-time to the duties of the office.
The Manager shall serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the County and shall exercise all the powers and perform all duties as set forth in Article VI, § 1.6-602, of the Charter.
The Manager, if so designated by the Chief Executive, shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Chief Executive during periods of absence or disability as set forth in § 5-401.11 of this Administrative Code.
The Manager shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Chief Executive during periods of vacancy as set forth in § 5-401.12 of this Administrative Code.
The Manager shall have the authority to organize the Office of the Manager and to hire such personnel and staff, as the Manager deems necessary.