August 17, 2018
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Application Instructions

Welcome to Jackson County’s application process


Important: Please read entirely before applying


  • You can now apply on-line by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link. If this is the first time you are applying using our on-line employment application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password.
  • Communications to applicants may be done via email. It is recommended that applicants check their personal email account settings to allow email communications from the County.
  • Hard copy job announcements and applications are available at the Jackson County Courthouse at 10 S.  Oakdale Avenue, Medford OR 97501, second floor.
  • Applications are only accepted for advertised positions. The County does not accept unsolicited applications or resumes.
  • A separate application is required for each job announcement to which you are applying.
  • If you are a veteran, you must submit a completed Jackson County Veterans’ Preference form and DD214-DD215 to be eligible to apply for veterans’ preference by the closing date as specified in the job announcement. Forms are available on our website or from Jackson County Human Resources/Risk.
  • 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.
  • Please read the position’s minimum requirements. 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 relating to the job for which you are applying. Incomplete descriptions may 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 specific (stating “20-30 hours” or “varies” is not acceptable). Statements such as “see resume” or “see attached” will not be accepted as a substitute for completing employment history. If you check ‘No’ in response to whether Jackson County can contact an employer, Jackson County will contact that employer if you are a final candidate but will notify you prior to making contact. 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, your application will be disqualified.
  • The employment application must be completed in its entirety. If supplemental questions or documents are required per the job announcement, these documents must also be received by no later than the closing date for the application to be considered complete. Failure to submit a completed application or other required documents by the closing date deadline may disqualify you from the recruitment process. 
  • Only applications that are complete and legible will be considered. Jackson County may not contact applicants for clarification on portions of the application that are incomplete or illegible. Jackson County is not responsible for applications that are  misdirected, lost, or illegible.
  • For positions that require college education, applicants are responsible for submitting transcripts from the accredited institution.
  • Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Jackson County minimum  qualification requirements if the applicant 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 the student were to further his or her 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 as one whose transcript is given full value or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the U.S. State university.
  • The applicant submits 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.
  • Within three days of hire, the successful candidate will be required to complete the U.S. Department of  Justice form I-9 confirming authorization to work in the United States. Jackson County does not offer visa  sponsorships.
  • Sign and date the application if submitting a hard copy. If submitting an electronic application, your signature is digitally stored. Jackson County will not consider applications that are submitted without a signature. 
  • Applications may be submitted on-line or via hard copy in the drop box located at the second floor Information Desk at 10 S. Oakdale or mailed to Jackson County, 10 S Oakdale, Room 200, Medford, OR 97501, or faxed to 541-774-6455.
  • Any 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.
  • Anonymous and voluntary demographic information will be processed and kept separate from all applications  and will not be used to determine eligibility for any position.
  • Keep a copy of your application materials; copies will not be provided.

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