December 14, 2017
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Looking for a rewarding job where you can help make a positive impact in a growing community?

Jackson County has approximately 212,000 residents and is one of the most desirable places to live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest. Jackson County is home to Southern Oregon University, Harry and David and the world renowned Southern Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We have beautiful valleys, scenic mountain peaks, historic sites, charming architecture, world class wineries, theatrical companies, hiking, golfing, resorts, horseback riding, rafting, fishing, and every imaginable outdoor activity that the great climate of Southern Oregon affords. We have the benefits, appeal, and superior quality of life found in a small town community, while enjoying active, social, and cultural lifestyles found in larger metropolitan locales.


Development Services manages the development, utilization, and preservation of Jackson County’s natural resources in order to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of all citizens. We are organized into three distinct programs:

Building administers the State of Oregon’s structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and manufactured dwelling specialty codes. This includes permits and inspections for new construction, modifications to existing structures, and mobile homes.

Code Enforcement assures compliance with the County’s land use, environmental, and construction codes. Code enforcement officers respond to complaints about unauthorized land use or construction.

Planning promotes responsible use of land-based resources. The Planning Division coordinates long-range planning through adherence to the County's Comprehensive Plan and applies the Land Development Ordinance in the review of specific land-use proposals. Review by the Planning Division is the first step in any land development or construction project.

New to Southern Oregon?

Learn about the amazing opportunities and adventures that await you by looking through the online Southern Oregon Vacation Guide.


Development Services Director


Apply online today

drop off an application to Jackson County Human Resources,
10 S. Oakdale Avenue, Room 200, Medford, Oregon 97501
Call 541-774-6019 with recruitment questions.
Jackson County is an equal opportunity employer.
Jackson County does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Women, minorities and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Upon request, special accommodations and/or assistance will be gladly provided for any applicant with sensory or non-sensory impairments. Because of the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, persons hired by the County must be able to present acceptable documents verifying identity and authorization to work in the United States. For a copy of Jackson County’s Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, visit our web site at or call 541-774-6036.


Development Services Director Recruitment Brochure



Compensation & Benefits
  • Salary: $99,299.20 - $126,734.40 annually
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost, full-family health insurance benefits
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) – 6% fully
    paid by the County
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Call 541-774-6019 with recruitment questions.