(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code (including subsections (h) and (i), section one of this article) to the contrary, each administrator required by other provisions of this code to be appointed by the governor shall:
(1) Continue to be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and each such administrator shall serve at the will and pleasure of the governor, and the governor may appoint a person to fill more than one such position of administrator and may appoint a secretary to fill one or more positions of such administrator, but each person appointed as such an administrator must possess whatever qualifications are elsewhere specified in this code as being required for appointment to such position;
(2) Take the oath of office or affirmation prescribed by section five, article four of the constitution, and such oath shall be certified by the person who administers the same and filed in the office of the secretary of state;
(3) Give bond in the penalty of fifteen thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of the office, which bond shall be approved by the attorney general as to form and by the secretary as to sufficiency. The surety of such bond may be a bonding or surety company, in which case the premium shall be paid out of the appropriation made for the administration of the department; and
(4) Receive an annual salary as shall be fixed from time to time by law or as otherwise provided.
(b) Each administrator required by other provisions of this code to be appointed in any manner other than by the governor shall continue to be appointed, shall take such oath of office, give such bond and receive such salary as shall be so specified by such other provisions of this code.