Webster County hires park ranger, HR director

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved hiring Reed Russell as park ranger and certified peace officer at its regular Tuesday meeting.

Russell will fill a position which has been vacant since spring, said Webster County Conservation Director Matt Cosgrove. Russell’s salary will be $37,872.

Russell will attend the law enforcement academy in January.

The supervisors also hired Ted Vaughn as full-time Human Resources director at an annual salary of $85,000. Vaughn had been brought on as part-time HR consultant previously.

He replaces Amy Porter, who left the county Sept. 8. Porter was the county’s first HR director.