The administrative officer shall:
a. Supervise, direct and control all county administrative departments;
b. Appoint the heads of all county departments and, if so provided in the administrative code, of any designated divisions within such departments, with the advice and consent of the board of freeholders, and appoint all other county personnel the manner of whose appointment is not prescribed elsewhere in this article;
c. At his discretion, remove or suspend any official in the unclassified service of the county over whose office the administrative officer has power of appointment, in accordance with the provisions of section 87b.;
d. At his discretion, but subject to any pertinent provisions of the administrative code or civil service requirements, delegate to any department head powers of appointment and removal of his departmental employees. If the administrative officer does not so delegate his power he may appoint and remove, subject to civil service requirements, all employees whose positions have been created in accordance with the administrative code, and the manner of whose appointment is not specified elsewhere in this article;
e. At his discretion, require reports and examine the accounts, records and operations of any agency of county government;
f. At his discretion, order any agency under his jurisdiction as specified in the administrative code to undertake any task for any other agency on a temporary basis if he deems it necessary for proper and efficient administration to do so.
L.1972, c. 154, s. 85, eff. Sept. 19, 1972. Amended by L.1975, c. 84, s. 37, eff. May 5, 1975; L.1975, c. 257, s. 6, eff. Dec. 1, 1975.
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