Human Resources

Effective April 16, 2020, Jackson County offices in the Jackson County Courthouse at 415 E. 12th Street in Kansas City and the Historic Truman Courthouse at 112 W. Lexington in Independence will be closed to the public through May 15, 2020 in effort to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 virus. During this closure, any contact or business that you wish to conduct with the County must be done by phone, electronically (email or fax), or regular mail.

816-881-3135 phone,, 816-881-3474 fax

The employees of Jackson County fill a vast array of positions, but they are all part of 1 team sharing a common goal -- serving the County's citizens.

Jackson County is a wonderful place to work! We offer excellent benefits, including health care, dental, life insurance, vacation time, sick leave and a pension plan.

The County only accepts applications for open positions. You can apply for many positions online.

However, it is important to closely review the Application Procedures, for many positions do require testing. Therefore, they must be applied for in person.

HR's 2 Units
The Human Resources Department has divided its basic functions into 2 units:
  1. The Employment and Compensation Unit recruits, screens, tests and refers qualified applicants for hire.
  2. The Classification and Benefits Unit maintains the job evaluation and classification systems, and coordinates training within the County. Also administers employee benefits.