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Located in Southwestern Oregon, Josephine County is bordered on the south by California and the Pacific coast is just two hours away. Josephine County was created by the Territorial Legislature on January 22, 1856, from the western half of Jackson County. And was named for Josephine Rollins, the first white woman to settle in southern Oregon. Learn more about the history of Josephine County here.
Josephine County is mountainous, but also has two major valleys and three rivers; the Rogue, the Applegate and the Illinois. These scenic rivers are world renowned for whitewater rafting and fishing. Many Josephine County Parks are situated on the Rogue River; these parks offer camping and great activities such as disc golf, hiking, volleyball, softball and fishing.
One point of interest in Josephine County is the Grave Creek Covered Bridge; this is one of the few functional covered bridges that remain in southern Oregon. This historic bridge is the only covered bridge visible from the Oregon I-5 freeway.
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9-11-14 Foothill Boulevard Detour Map
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14-91 - Landscape Specialist
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Performs landscape maintenance for County properties. Responsibilities include operating grounds keeping related equipment including mowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers; proper upkeep and repair of sidewalks: cleanliness of parking lots; maintenance of assigned equipment, fences, planters, and ... Read more...
14-96 - Multi-Certified Building Inspector
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
An employee in this classification is a multi-certified building inspector having received multiple certifications in plans examining and building inspection. Incumbent performs a full scope of inspections and plan review on building and structures which include residential dwellings, ... Read more...
14-26 - Public Health Clinic Nurse
Friday, April 18, 2014
Josephine County Public Health is seeking qualified applicants. Provides a variety of public health nursing services in the care and treatment of clients in a public health clinic and in the community to prevent illness and communicable disease, harm reduction, and to promote health. May... Read more...
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Dimmick Tower Demolition Project (Old Josephine Memorial Hospital)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM
Josephine County, Oregon, is accepting proposals from qualified persons or firms for regulated / hazardous building materials abatement and building demolition of an abandoned hospital, the Dimmick Tower, located in Grants Pass, Oregon. The Tower was constructed in 1962 and was used as a hospital un... Read more...
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