The exempt service shall include the following:
a. Management employees:
1. Officers of the City, the City Manager and his immediate staff.
2. Each department head.
3. Such assistants to department heads as the City Council may designate.
b. Volunteers and persons appointed to serve without pay.
c. Consultants, counsel rendering professional services and independent contractors.
d. Any position which is not specifically included within the classification plan and pay plan for the classified service as adopted from time to time by Council resolution. (Ord. #10, S5; Ord. #2012-153)