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File #: CONS 16-245   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 5/17/2016 Final action:
Subject: Resolution Designating the Communications and Marketing Officer as a City of Hayward Officer and Assigning the Position to the Unclassified Service
Sponsors: Nina Collins
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Resolution, 2. Attachment II Draft Job Description
DATE: May 17, 2016

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Director of Human Resources

SUBJECT
Title
Resolution Designating the Communications and Marketing Officer as a City of Hayward Officer and Assigning the Position to the Unclassified Service

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
That the City Council approves the attached Resolution designating the Communications and Marketing Officer as a City of Hayward Officer and assigning the position to the unclassified service.

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BACKGROUND/DISSCUSSION

Article VIII of the City of Hayward Charter grants the City Council the authority to determine which positions are designated officers of the City of Hayward. Currently, the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk are the Council Appointed Officers. Other City Officers are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the City Manager and include Department Directors and the Assistant City Manager. These positions are part of the Unclassified Service.

Positions assigned to the Unclassified Service generally perform duties under terms described in an employment agreement, are not part of a bargaining unit, and are considered "at will." Article 4, Section 2-4.01 of the City of Hayward Municipal Code delineates which officers and positions comprise the Unclassified Service. Subsection 5 provides that persons employed to render professional, technical, or expert services of exceptional character are categorized as the unclassified service. Appointments to unclassified positions are made by the City Council in the case of the Council Appointed Officers, and by the City Manager for all others.

The Communications and Marketing Officer is a new position in the City Manager's office and would replace the former Community and Media Relations Officer position. Under direction of the City Manager, the Communications and Marketing Officer is the key strategist for the City's overall brand, public image, and communit...

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