329.021 Administrators to oversee services provided by county department of job and family services.

(A) The board of county commissioners may, in addition to the county director of job and family services, appoint administrators to oversee services provided by the county department of job and family services, subject to the following limitations:

(1) If the county has a population of five hundred thousand or more, the board may appoint up to five administrators.

(2) If the county has a population of two hundred and fifty thousand or more, but less than five hundred thousand, the board may appoint up to four administrators.

(3) If the county has a population of one hundred thousand or more, but less than two hundred and fifty thousand, the board may appoint up to three administrators.

(4) If the county has a population of forty thousand or more, but less than one hundred thousand, the board may appoint up to two administrators.

(5) If the county has a population of less than forty thousand, the board may appoint one administrator.

(B) The administrators appointed by the board of county commissioners under this section shall be in the unclassified civil service and serve at the pleasure of the board . However, no administrator position that is filled by a person serving in the classified service on the effective date of this amendment shall be placed in the unclassified civil service until that person vacates the position.

(C) The board of county commissioners may appoint a person who holds a certified position in the classified service within the county department of job and family services to the position of administrator. A person appointed to the position of administrator pursuant to this division and later removed by the board retains the right to resume the position in the classified service held by that person immediately prior to being appointed to the position of administrator, except that a person first appointed to a classified position in the department on or after the effective date of this amendment shall retain the right to resume the position in the classified service for only six months after being appointed to the position of administrator. An employee forfeits the right to resume a position in the classified service when the employee is removed from the position of administrator due to incompetence, inefficiency, dishonesty, drunkenness, immoral conduct, insubordination, discourteous treatment of the public, neglect of duty, violation of any policy or work rule of the board or department, violation of Chapter 124. of the Revised Code or the rules of the director of administrative services, any other failure of good behavior, any other acts of misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in office, or conviction of a felony. If the position the person previously held in the classified service no longer exists or has been placed in the unclassified service, the person shall be appointed to a position in the classified service of the department that is equivalent to the classified position the person previously held, as determined by the board with the approval of the director of administrative services.

(D) As used in this section, "administrator" means assistant director, fiscal officer or director, personnel officer or director, social services administrator, income maintenance administrator, child support administrator in a combined agency, children services administrator in a combined agency, and workforce development administrator in a combined agency.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000; 07-01-2007