Employment Opportunities

Jackson County is dedicated to hiring and retaining progressive, well qualified and motivated employees committed to excellence in public service for the citizens of Jackson County. We offer equitable salaries and excellent benefits.

Jackson County lists available job opportunities with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (ESC) www.ncesc.com.

Current Jackson County Job Openings:

Temporary Part-Time Transit Drive - Posted Until Filled Temporary Part-Time Transit Drive - Posted Until Filled (187 KB)

Permanent Part-Time Housekeeper - Closing Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Permanent Part-Time Housekeeper - Closing Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (172 KB)

General Utility Worker III - Closing Date: April 25, 2014 General Utility Worker III - Closing Date: April 25, 2014 (174 KB)


Frequently Asked Questions:
Where are jobs advertised?
Information about job vacancies are posted in the Human Resources Department, distributed to all County departments via interoffice memorandum, in addition to being sent to the local Employment Security Commission. Selected vacancies are published in The Sylva Herald and shared with other community agencies, other newspapers and/or professional publications.

Please note that vacant positions in the Jackson County Health Department and Jackson County Department of Social Services are advertised by said departments and listed with the local Employment Security Commission and not listed on this page.

How can I apply for an open position?
Complete and submit a State Application to the Jackson County Human Resources Department or the Sylva ESC Office. (Applications are available for download below and paper copies are available upon request.) Resumes are not accepted in place of applications; however resumes are accepted in addition to a completed application.

Jackson County Human Resources
401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218
Sylva, NC 28779
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Employment Security Commission
26 Ridgeway Street – Suite 2
Sylva, NC 28779
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.

What happens after I submit my application?
After the closing date, applications are reviewed and qualified candidates are selected for interviews. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. All new Jackson County employees are subject to a one year probationary period. All applicants will receive written notification as to the outcome of their application; this will be mailed to the address provided on the application. If you are not selected, your application will remain on file for two years.

All prospective employees are subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen. Jackson County participates in the federal    E-Verify  program.