County may hire consultant for IT department
County back to drawing board for technology director job
"I'm excited to get started helping out," Peterson said Wednesday. He starts his new position next week, according to his contract.
After posting the job, the county was set to hire a replacement for Watters in April and lighten the workload for current technology employees.
However, the applicant withdrew his application one day before being approved by the
After some debate at meetings, the technology department unanimously recommended Peterson for the consultant position.
As a consultant, Peterson will absorb some of the managerial duties for the department but will not replace the supervisor.
At previous meetings, objections were raised about hiring a consultant as opposed to a full-time supervisor, but technology committee chairman
Watters' annual salary was
"I feel great about having Eric on board. I think it will be a great partnership between him and the county," Welter said Wednesday. "He's already set forth a 30-, 60- and 90-day timeline as to some things he wants to help the county accomplish."
According to Peterson's contract, he will coordinate staff activities, manage the department's budget, provide monthly reports and work on other various tasks throughout the department.
Welter said the county will be working on several projects in the upcoming year.
While working with the county, he will retain his job as the proprietor of
"[Dan and Kirsten] are both great people and I look forward to working with them," Peterson said.
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