Jackson County auditor Brian Moore submitted his resignation to the Jackson County board of supervisors Dec. 4, effective Jan. 7.
Moore told the supervisors he had other opportunities and recommended Alisa Smith, deputy auditor, to fill his position.
He described his past two years in the office as "challenging," especially due to running 10 elections during that time. He declined to elaborate on his new opportunities.
He referred to the auditor's office as the "hub of the courthouse" and praised Smith, saying that she was more than capable.
Smith has never run for election but has served in the auditor's office full-time since 1985 and at the courthouse since 1980.
Jackson County assessor Lee Karabin has also resigned, effective the first of the year.
The supervisors have 40 days to appoint the auditor's position, or they can call for a special election. The public can also petition for an election.