From the Amended Town of Dartmouth Charter, Section 4-4: Department of the Town Administrator, (b) Powers and Duties.
The Town Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the town of Dartmouth within the policies and goals established by the select board and shall have the following powers and duties:
The daily administration of the offices of the select board and the affairs of the town,
The preparation of the articles and warrant for annual and special town meetings,
Overall responsibility for the town budget with supervisory authority over the director of budget and finance,
The hiring, supervision and termination of department heads determined by town general by-laws except for those department heads whose appointment is presently specially provided for by general or special law.