Manager and Deputy Manager Duties
The Manager is appointed by the Council and is fully qualified to exercise the powers to perform the duties of the office as required by law. The Manager is responsible to the Council for carrying out all policies established by it and for the proper administration of all affairs of the Township within the jurisdiction of the Council.
The Manager is the chief executive and administrative official of the Township and is responsible to, among other responsibilities:
- Compile and submit to Council the tentative annual budget pursuant to law.
- Execute all laws and ordinances of the Township and the State of New Jersey.
- Appoint and remove a Deputy Manager and all department heads and other officers, subordinates and assistants for whose selection or removal no other method is provided in the Charter or otherwise.
- Supervise and control his/her appointees and report all appointments or removals at the next meeting thereafter of the Council.
- Review existing job classifications and salary ranges of all employees and present recommendations for additions, changes or modifications to Council.
- Negotiates contracts for the Township, subject to Council approval.
- Report to Council any violations of the terms or conditions of any statutes, etc.
- Attend all meetings of the Council with a right to take part in the discussions.
- Keep the Council advised of the financial condition of the Township.
- Make an annual report to Council, to include a detail list of major capital improvements considered by the Manager to be necessary or desirable during the succeeding five years.
- Ensure that no contract is made or improvement undertaken until the necessary funds have been appropriated in the budget or by ordinance.
- Consult with and work together with the Council and Planning Board to maintain the Master Plan and in establishing plans for the future development of the Township.
- Investigate at any time the affairs of any officer or department of the Township.
- Establish the organizational structure, duties, plans and responsibilities of all department heads and their major subordinates who report to the Manager, within the framework of general administrative policies established.
- Develop, update and submit to Council for its approval employment policies not covered by collective bargaining agreement and the New Jersey Department of Personnel, purchasing procedures, risk management procedures, negotiation positions in collective bargaining with employee unions, the status of formal employee grievances or claims whether or not referred to labor counsel, evaluations of each department and office of the Township including staffing requirements and capital improvements as part of preparing and recommending an annual budget, a parts and supplies inventory oversight program.
Sec. 2-25 Deputy Manager
During any temporary absence of the Manager or in the event of his/her disability, the Deputy Manager shall exercise the powers and perform the duties of that office in accordance with Sec. 2-24 Duties.
The Deputy Manager reports directly to the Township Manager and routinely interacts with all Department Heads, Staff, Elected Officials, Residents, the Business Community, Boards, Commissions and Committees. The Deputy Manager provides administrative support to the Township Manager; assists with the formulation, implementation, review and control of the policies, procedures and regulations regarding the administration of the Township; is responsible for supervising, directing and monitoring the Township’s day-to-day operations including all duties and responsibilities assigned to the Department of Human Resources; participates in the research, planning and development of goals to enhance Township Operations; assists in the preparation of the Operating and Capital Budget; administers and manages personnel issues; attends Township meetings; serves as a Township liaison to assigned Boards, Commissions and Committees; and, assumes the responsibilities of the Township Manager in his/her absence.
Further information on the office of the Municipal Manager may be obtained by reading Chapter 2 of the Code of the Township of Teaneck available at the Municipal Clerk's Office during regular business hours (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 5:15 P.M. Tuesday 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.), at the Teaneck Public Library or on the website.