October 20, 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


To be considered for this excellent career opportunity, submit your résumé, cover letter, a list of six work related references (who will not be contacted without prior notice) and current salary via the website below. Please specify years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.
The final filing date is Friday, September 1, 2017.


Application materials will be screened based on the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the consultant. CPS HR Consulting will report the results to the County. The County will then select candidates to be invited to participate in interviews and/or other assessment exercises. Top candidates will advance to a final interview. For additional information about this position please contact Teresa Webster.

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)

Teresa Webster
CPS HR Consulting