Human Resources


Human Resources Staff & Contact Information:

Danielle Wittekind, MSHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP
Human Resources Director
401 Grindstaff Cove Road., Suite A-218
Sylva, NC 28779
Direct Line: 828-631-2263
Fax: 828-631-2266
Email: daniellewittekind@jacksonnc.org                    


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.

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

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