The Information Technology Department provides County departments with technology solutions and support. The Department strives to provide timely support, and stable technology systems to address the needs of various County departments; so they can in turn provide Stutsman County residents with vital services.
Josh Smaage was hired as the County’s Director of Information Technology in December, 2007. He is responsible for installing, supporting and maintaining both computer systems and servers for the Stutsman County Courthouse and the Law Enforcement Center, as well as the City of Jamestown. Smaage was awarded 2014 IT Innovator of the Year by the Information Technology Council of North Dakota for his work on the County’s website. Jason Linz was hired as the IT Assistant in May, 2016.
Stutsman County purchased its first computer in 1981 which handled the Real Estate Tax System, Payroll and Financial Systems. Since 1983, when the Law Enforcement Center opened for operation, the computer system has become a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year operation with someone on call at all times.