280 Grove Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 547-5147
Fax: (201) 547-4833
Robert J. Kakoleski, CMFO, Business Administrator
The Department of Administration manages the day-to-day operations of the City under the direction of the Business Administrator.
As defined by the New Jersey state statute known as "The Faulkner Act", the Business Administrator is the highest-ranking non-elected official in the City. Much like the Chief Operating Officer of a large corporation, the Business Administrator is the senior manager of City operations and is responsible for the effective implementation of the Mayor’s policies and directives.
Chapter 3 of the Jersey City Municipal Code specifies that "the Business Administrator shall under the direction and supervision of the Mayor":
- Assist in the preparation of the budget.
- Administer a purchasing and general service system.
- Supervise the activities of those divisions and offices within the
Department of Administration.
- Perform such other duties as the Mayor may prescribe.
There are twelve divisions within the Department of Administration.