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.

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Jackson County lists available job opportunities with NCWorks.

Current Jackson County Job Openings

Social Worker - IA&T - Closing Date - May 24, 2021

GIS Mapping Specialist - Closing Date: May 17, 2021

Processing Assistant III - Closing Date: May 14, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

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 NCWorks Career Center - Jackson County. 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 NCWorks Career Center - Jackson County and not listed on this page.

Complete and submit an Application for Employment to the Jackson County Human Resources Department or the NCWorks Career Center - Jackson County. Applications are available for download below and paper copies available upon request. Resumes are not accepted in place of applications; however resumes are accepted in addition to a completed application.

Applications for Employment may be submitted as follows:


Jackson County Human Resources
401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218
Sylva, NC 28779



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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.

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

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