Grove City's information systems department is growing. City Hall will add a fourth position to current three-person department.

Grove City's information systems department is growing. City Hall will add a fourth position to current three-person department.

"Our city's technology has really grown and the addition of this position is really to keep up with that growth," information systems manager Todd Hurley said.

The department currently includes Hurley and two other information systems coordinators. Pay for the new job will be a minimum of $25.07/hour to a maximum of $38.91/hour.

The department has needed additional labor for several years Hurley said.

"The discussion about this has gone back three to four years," he said. "This person will address those concerns and allow us to do a better job with the rather large projects that we're attending to."

City council president Ted Berry asked why the position was not included in the year's budget, as most new positions are.

"I made a request for the position, but in order to better maintain the budget and be fiscally responsible, it was removed," Hurley said. City council voted to OK the new job.

A study conducted by the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission four years ago recommended the city have a four-person information systems department, Hurley said.

"We've done what was necessary to make things work and keep things operating," Hurley said. "I can honestly tell you that our footprint has definitely grown since then. The needs have become more apparent."

Grove City's information systems department is in charge of the city's internal network, as well as computers for all the other city departments, including the police department.

Candidates for the post should have a bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science and at least three years experience in planning, implementation and maintenance of information systems.

The job is a full-time position with regular hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information and a civil service application for the position can be found online at grovecityohio.gov or at City Hall, 4035 Broadway. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 1.