The Buffalo County Board authorized filling a deputy sheriff job vacancy due to retirement of Karl Hoffmann of rural Fountain City.
County supervisors approved hiring a full-time deputy position, a job that was likely to be filled by an employee posting it through union contract.
The board also adopted resolutions to fill a vacant economic support specialist position in the health & human services department as well as a vacant part-time van driver job in the department's aging services unit.
Part-time employed drivers operate vans and mini-buses used for senior citizen transportation services and senior meal deliveries.
The economic support specialist works with HHS income maintenance programs such as food share and medical assistance.