Jackson County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer with more than 375 employees. The County maintains a full-time Human Resources Department who serves the County's most valuable asset - it's employees. The department oversees recruitment and selection, position classification and pay plan, training and development, benefits administration, employee relations, safety and risk management, and maintenance of personnel records.


Human Resources Staff & Contact Information

Kathleen Breedlove
Employee Benefits Administrator
401 Grindstaff Cove Road., Suite A-218
Sylva, NC 28779
Direct Line: 828-631-2264
Fax: 828-631-2266
Email: kathleenbreedlove@jacksonnc.org

Jackson County provides its employees an exceptional benefits package to include:

  • Paid comprehensive medical and dental insurance
  • Paid term life insurance
  • Participation in the North Carolina Local Government Employees' Retirement system
  • Tax Deferred investment Programs (401(k) and 457 plans available)
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Supplemental Insurance Policies (cancer, disability, hospital indemnity, term/whole life insurance, and more)
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Free Employee Clinic
  • Well @ Work - an employee wellness program
  • Discounted Recreation Center rates
  • Credit Union membership
  • Employee Assistance Program

For information about Employment Opportunities, Click Here.

Employees and Retirees Click Here to access policies, forms, benefit information and more.

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