The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City, and is appointed by the City Council for an indefinite term. The City Manager is responsible for enforcing all ordinances, appointing and removing all City employees, acts as the purchasing agent for the City, and supervises all City departments to assure utmost efficiency.
The City Recorder functions as a point of access for the general public and news media to elected officials and the organization. In addition to being the City's Elections Officer, the City Recorder is the City's Records Manager, maintaining and distributing the Florence City Code, Charter, ordinances, resolutions, and administrative orders. The City Recorder also manages the City's archives, coordinates public records requests, maintains all the City's contract files, and records city-related deeds and land use agreements. In addition, the City Recorder provides executive-level assistance to the City Manager, manages the City’s economic development program, and serves as a member of the management team.
The Assistant to the City Manager performs a variety of functions in support of the City Manager in addition to working on special projects. Under the supervision of the City Manager, this position performs a variety of tasks related to the facilitation of operational effectiveness of the City Manager’s office. The Assistant to the City Manager acts as liaison to the media, community members, public officials, and City staff; serves as a member of the management team; manages the City's IT system; represents the City in regional emergency planning; serves as Public Information Officer; and provides staff support to the Florence Urban Renewal Agency.
The Human Resources Manager assists staff with human resources needs, including employee benefits, employee relations, training and development, and personnel policy and procedure administration. The Human Resources Manager also ensures compliance with employment related laws and regulations; administers the benefit plans; oversees the employee performance evaluation process; manages recruitment activities; develops and interprets personnel policies and procedures; advises management regarding employment related issues; and serves as member of the management team.