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Administrative Services
Responsibilities
The Administrative Services department provides operational, administrative, and financial leadership and support to city management, City Council, and city employees. The department is comprised of five divisions consisting of:
  • Accounting and Procurement
  • Finance and Revenue
  • Human Resources
  • Maintenance
  • Technology Services

Each division has a manager and it is the director’s responsibility to ensure that all of the divisions function efficiently and effectively.

Administrative Services Director
The administrative services director is the chief financial officer of the organization. The director is appointed by, and answers directly to, the city manager, and functions as a member of the manager’s administrative staff.

The director identifies funding for operations, as well as special projects for the entire organization.

Accounting & Procurement
The Accounting & Procurement Division, which includes payroll, aims to safeguard city assets; check accuracy and reliability of data; report financial information timely; promote operational efficiency, effectiveness, and economy; and encourage adherence to the city charter, administrative and personnel code, and individual policies and procedures.

Finance & Revenue
The Finance & Revenue Division assists in the allocation of public resources to meet the service, program, and facility needs and expectations of the community, as determined by the mayor and council, in accordance with federal / state / local statutes.

The division develops information that demonstrates the impact of decisions on the city’s financial policies and the city’s goal of maintaining a high level of quality services.

Utility (Sewer) Billing is part of this division.

Human Resources
The Human Resources Division provides staff support to department directors on a wide variety of personnel related issues.

Maintenance

The Building Maintenance Division is responsible for all interior and exterior maintenance of City Hall.

Technology Services
The Technology Services Division's four employees support over 600 users in 30 different locations. Responsibilities include:
  • Network administration
  • Maintenance and replacement of personal computers (PC), laptops, and printers
  • Coordination of computer training
  • Assistance with common PC applications, as well as the city's other more specialized software applications
  • Administration of structured query language (SQL) server and access database applications
  • Administration of multiple Windows servers
  • Website development
  • Assistance with city's phone system
  • Administration of a 14-site fiber network
  • Assistance with the city's government access channel

Contact Us
Gia Scruggs

Gia Scruggs
Administrative Services Director
Email

1100 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-271-5526

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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