DISCLAIMER

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE


08-051-O


ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-2.1 AND REPEALING SECTIONS 2-2.2, 2-2.3 AND 2-2.4 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED, PERTAINING TO QUALIFICATIONS OF DEPARTMENT HEADS, DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE, DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REPRESENTATIVE.

CITY PROPOSAL:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1.  That Section 2-2.1 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2-2.1.  Qualifications of department heads.

     All department heads and other positions appointed by the administrative assistant chief administrative officer, and city council when required, shall possess the following minimum employment qualifications as provided in the approved job description for each position, as approved by council, upon resolution duly passed:

     (a)  Experience and education:

           (1)  Five years of responsible managerial or administrative experience including supervisory experience, preferably in the field of work of the department to be director; or

           (2)  Graduation from college with major work in public administration, business administration, other management related work, or a field of study appropriate to the department to be directed, plus three years of responsible managerial or administrative experience. An advanced degree may be counted as one year of experience;

     (b)  Knowledge and skill requirements:

           (1)  Extensive knowledge of management science techniques;

           (2)  Knowledge of budgeting methodology;

           (3)  Knowledge of personnel administrative practices;

           (4)  Knowledge of correct supervisory practices; and

           (5)  Extensive knowledge of the professional disciplines to be managed;

     (c)  Abilities:

           (1)  Ability to plan, develop, operate and evaluate a comprehensive management program;

           (2)  Ability to establish and develop effective relationships with public and private officials and others;

           (3)  Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibilities;

           (4)  Ability to speak at community meetings;

           (5)  Ability to write narrative reports; and

           (6)  Ability to interpret budgetary and other financial reports.

     Section 2.  That sections 2-2.2, 2-2.3 and 2-2.4 of the Duluth City Code, 1959, as amended, are hereby repealed.

     Section 3.  That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.


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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance allows flexibility in changing minimum qualifications for appointed positions as skill sets continue to change with technology advances, etc., by allowing those changes to be made through approval of revised job descriptions rather than requiring changes to the City Code.