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Article V - Appointed Officers

§ 5.01 Appointment; Confirmation by Council

Each of the officers provided for in this Article V shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by Council, and shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive.

§ 5.02 Fiscal Officer: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

  1. Powers and Duties. The Fiscal Officer shall exercise all powers and perform all duties now or hereafter vested in or imposed by general law upon county auditors and county recorders and the powers and duties of clerks of the court of common pleas other than those powers and duties related to serving the operation of the courts, and such other powers and duties not inconsistent therewith as provided herein or by ordinance. The Fiscal Officer shall prepare and maintain the tax maps for the County.
  2. Boards, Commissions and Committees. The Fiscal Officer, or his or her designee, shall serve in the place of the county auditor or the county recorder on every board, commission, committee, or any other body upon which a county auditor or county recorder is required or authorized to serve by general law.
  3. Qualifications. The Fiscal Officer shall be a certified public accountant and shall have had at least five years’ experience in the management of financial matters of political subdivisions.

§ 5.03 Medical Examiner: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

All powers now or hereafter vested in or imposed upon county coroners by general law shall be exercised by the Medical Examiner. The Medical Examiner shall also have such powers and duties as shall be established by ordinance that are not inconsistent with those provided by general law for county coroners. The Medical Examiner shall be a licensed physician, shall have specialized training in forensic medicine and pathology, and shall have final authority as to determinations concerning medical matters within his or her responsibility. The Medical Examiner may appoint deputies to the Medical Examiner, who shall be designated Deputy Medical Examiners and one of whom may be designated the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner.

§ 5.04 Clerk of Courts: Powers and Duties

All powers and duties now or hereafter vested in or imposed by general law upon the office of clerk of the court of common pleas relating to serving the operation of the courts shall be exercised and carried out by the appointed Clerk of Courts. The Clerk of Courts shall also have such powers and duties as shall be established by this Charter or by ordinance that are not inconsistent with those provided by general law for the office of clerk of the court of common pleas.

§ 5.05 Director of Public Works: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

All powers now or hereafter vested in or imposed upon county engineers and county sanitary engineers by general law shall be exercised and carried out by or at the direction of the Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works shall also have such powers and duties as shall be established by ordinance that are not inconsistent with those provided by general law. In the event that the Director of Public Works is not a professional engineer and a registered surveyor licensed by the State of Ohio, the Director of Public Works shall employ one or more deputies or assistants who together or separately possess both of those qualifications.

§5.06 Director of Law: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

The Director of Law shall be the legal advisor to and representative of the County Executive and County Council. The Director of Law shall be an attorney at law in good standing in the State of Ohio and shall have had at least five years’ experience in advising or representing political subdivisions in Ohio.

§ 5.07 County Treasurer: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

All powers and duties now or hereafter vested in or imposed upon county treasurers by general law shall be carried out by the appointed County Treasurer. The County Treasurer shall also have such powers and duties as shall be established by ordinance that are not inconsistent with those provided by general law. The County Treasurer shall have had at least five years’ experience in the management of financial matters for political subdivisions.

§ 5.08 Sheriff: Powers, Duties and Qualifications

All powers and duties now or hereafter vested in or imposed upon county sheriffs by general law shall be carried out by the appointed Sheriff. The Sheriff shall possess and continue to maintain the qualifications provided by general law for the office of county sheriff and in addition shall have had at least five years’ experience in law enforcement or in correctional facilities management.