The commissioner of finance manages the Department of Finance. The commissioner is the state's controller and chief accounting and financial officer.
The governor appoints the commissioner under section 15.06. The commissioner must have broad experience as an executive financial manager.
The commissioner may appoint a deputy and a confidential secretary. Each serves at the commissioner's pleasure in the unclassified service.
The commissioner shall:
(1) organize the department;
(2) hire the agents and classified civil service employees necessary to run the department;
(3) define their duties; and
(4) set conditions for, and control, delegation of the commissioner's powers, duties, and responsibilities to them.