4/26/2016 – 3:09 pm
Hancock County is looking at expanding its IT department. Curt Smith with IT, as well as county elected officials, spoke with the commissioners Tuesday about hiring an additional staff member to help with ongoing projects. Smith said that a potential hire would be junior level.
Audio: Curt Smith
Future concerns, as noted by County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg were to hire staff that could potentially move into more senior roles in the future. Given the competitive nature of IT in northwest Ohio, it was important to find people who had some experience and were not truly “entry-level”
Commissioner Phil Riegle said that the elected officials made the case that there would be ample work for an additional staff member once they’re were hired and trained on the county IT processes and issues.
Audio: Phil Riegle
Rather than approving an appropriation, the commissioners asked Rauschenberg to begin the process of advertising for the new position to see what interest it generates. The request noted that an appropriation could place a salary range at $40-50,000 but should the market dictate additional appropriations, Riegle said that the commissioners were open to future discussions.Read More →