Someone will soon have the title of "Network Administrator" in Berkeley Township, to oversee the township's various computer networks and troubleshoot problems.
The Township Council voted 6 to 0 at the Aug. 26 meeting to approve the new position, which Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. and Chief Financial Officer Frederick Ebanau said is badly needed.
Berkeley got by for years with part-timers to provide the services, Amato said.
"Our municipality has outgrown the part-timers," he said. "We need someone here five days a week. Our computers are becoming more complex. We really need someone full-time. We held off as long as we could."
"The software we have now is a little more sophisticated," Ebenau said. "It's cheaper to have someone in-house. In the long run, this will save the township money and bring us into the future."
Amato said after the meeting that the township would advertise for the Civil Service position. Salary range figures have not been established.