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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
10 S OAKDALE AVE
MEDFORD, OR 97501
October 19, 2018
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Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in applying for an open position at Jackson County. You will need to provide all requested information and documents to be considered for a position. To help you navigate this process, below is information on what you need to know and do when submitting your application.

Jackson County is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to apply for each position that you are qualified for and interested in.

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In addition, help us spread the word about job openings at Jackson County. If you know of someone who is qualified for and may be interested in another job opening, please forward that individual the link to our Job Opportunities page.

We wish you the best of luck in your job search!

 

Important: Please read entirely before applying
  • Please note, applications are accepted for advertised positions only. The County does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes.
     
  • To apply on-line, click on the job title you are interested in and click on the "Apply" link. If this is the first time you are applying using our on-line employment application, please go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index to create an account and select a Username and Password. Once you have created your initial application, it can be edited and used to apply for more than one job opening. You may call NEOGOV for technical assistance with your application or user account at 855-524-5627.
     
  • If you prefer submitting your application in person, hard copy job announcements and applications are available at the Human Resources Office in the Jackson County Courthouse at 10 S. Oakdale Avenue, Second Floor, Medford, Oregon.
     
  • If you are a veteran, you must submit a completed Jackson County Veterans’ Preference form and a DD214 or DD215 by the closing date as specified in the job announcement to be eligible to apply for veterans’ preference. Forms are available on the Human Resources website or from the Human Resources Office in the Jackson County Courthouse at 10 S. Oakdale Avenue, Second Floor, Medford, Oregon.
     
  • Applications may be submitted on-line; by hard copy in the drop box located at the Second Floor Information Desk at 10 S. Oakdale Avenue, Medford, Oregon; by mail to Jackson County Human Resources, 10 S. Oakdale, Room 200, Medford, OR 97501; or by fax to 541-774-6455.
     
  • Communications to applicants may be done via email. It is recommended that you check your personal email account settings to allow email communications from the County.
     
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications. Statements such as “see resume” or “see attached” will not be accepted anywhere on the application, including in the employment history section, and will result in your application being disqualified.
     
  • A separate application is required for each job announcement to which you are applying.
     
  • Minimum requirements for a job. It is important that the employment application shows all of your relevant education and experience. List all of your work experience, paid or unpaid (e.g., volunteer) and account for any gaps in your work history (e.g., school), beginning with your most recent job - going back at least 10 years in the Work Experience section if you have worked that long. Give special attention to experience related to the job for which you are applying. Incomplete descriptions will result in your application being disqualified.
    •   If you held more than one position within the same company, list each position as a separate job. No credit will be given for jobs when average hours worked per week are not specified (stating “20-30 hours” or “varies” is not acceptable).
    •   All information in the employment history section is required. If your application does not show the education, skill level and/or experience required on the job announcement as well as the reason for leaving or wanting to leave the job, your application will be disqualified.

     
  • Education requirement. For positions that require college education, applicants are responsible for submitting transcripts from an accredited institution. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Jackson County minimum qualification requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide such evidence. Education received in foreign colleges or universities will be considered acceptable based on any of the following:
    •   The specific courses have been accepted for college-level credit by an accredited U.S. college or university because they would be creditable if you were to further your education at that institution.
    •   An evaluation of the education by an accredited U.S. college or university shows that the education is equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university.
    •   An accredited U.S. State university reports the other institution’s transcripts will be given full value or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the U.S. State university.
    •   You submit an evaluation of the coursework from a recognized organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education is equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. college or university. Jackson County does not endorse or recommend any individual credential evaluation service; however, you may contact the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE) for information.
    Educational qualifications do not automatically serve as professional work or licensing qualification in the United States.

     
  • If you check “No” in response to whether Jackson County can contact your current or past employer(s), Jackson County will contact that employer if you are a final candidate but will notify you prior to making contact.
     
  • The employment application must be completed in its entirety. All relevant information and documents that are required per the job announcement must be received by no later than the closing date for the application to be considered complete. If the recruitment is open until filled, all relevant information and documents that are required per the job announcement must be received with the application. Failure to submit a completed application or other required documents by the closing date or with the application may disqualify you from the recruitment process.
     
  • Only applications that are complete and legible will be considered. Jackson County will not contact you for clarification on portions of your application that are incomplete or illegible. Jackson County is not responsible for applications that are lost or illegible.
     
  • Within three days of hire, if you are the successful candidate, you will be required to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form I-9 confirming authorization to work in the United States. Acceptable forms of identification can be found on the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. Jackson County does not offer visa sponsorships.
     
  • Jackson County will not consider applications that are submitted without signature. Sign and date your application if submitting a hard copy or by fax. If submitting an electronic application, your signature is digitally stored.
     
  • If a recruitment has a closing date, employment applications must be received by Jackson County no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date listed on the job announcement. Late applications will not be considered and/or reviewed. Job listed as “continuous” do not have scheduled deadlines and may close at any time.
     
  • If an hourly or annual rate/salary range is stated on the job announcement, the “first step of the salary range” is the lowest amount listed on the job announcement. Jackson County’s standard practice is to start all employees at step 1 of the pay range.
     
  • Completion of the demographic form is voluntary and anonymous. This information will be processed and kept separate from all applications. The information will not be used to determine eligibility for any position.
     
  • If you submit your application on-line, you may review your information at any time using the User ID and password that you set up at the time of your submission. If you submit a paper copy of your application, you need to make a copy for your records prior to submission. Jackson County will not be able to provide a copy without charging a fee.