A chief fiscal officer of a county appointed administrator of an estate shall qualify in the manner prescribed in 708 of this act, shall be vested with all the powers and rights of an administrator and be subject to the same duties and obligations and shall be allowed the same commissions as an administrator, which commissions shall be in addition to the salary and fees now allowed by law to such chief fiscal officer. He may employ an attorney to act for him as such administrator other than the one, if any, appointed to act as the county attorney or the official attorney of such chief fiscal officer.
Where the administrator appointed as above provided leaves office, resigns or is removed from office, or dies, his successor in office, with respect to each of the estates of which his predecessor in office was appointed administrator, shall apply to be appointed administrator de bonis non, within one hundred twenty days after assuming office.
The chief fiscal officer shall be subject to the provisions of section 1128 as it pertains to his administrator's duties.
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