Employment Opportunities

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Although resumes are accepted, an Okeechobee County employment application must be completed and submitted

                                                   Okeechobee County Historical Courthouse
                                                   Human Resources
                                                   304 NW 2nd Street – Room 103
                                                   Okeechobee, FL 34972

A pre-employment background check will be conducted.
Okeechobee County is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace.

All clerical positions require a TABE test with a minimum score of 11.0. Please attach a copy of your results to your application. TABE Tests are good for two years. If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, you do not have to have a TABE Test.

TABE tests can be taken at:

                               Indian River State College (IRSC), 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE)

Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a “veteran” under Florida Administrative Code Rule 55A-7.009 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans’ preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.

Employment Application  

Administrative Secretary

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$13.01/hr
  • Posted Date:04/12/2017

Administrative Secretary – FT - $27,061 – Community Development/Planning Department

Performs duties of a staff assistant nature and participates directly in the work of the Planning Director. 


  • Secures details of specialized information, coordinating office work and providing information regarding services and operations of the Planning Development.

  • Keeps appointment calendars and schedules appointments.

  • Attend Planning Board meetings (one evening per month) and compose minutes from meeting.

  • Processes Land Use Application files.

  • Purchasing of supplies for the department.

  • Assists with preparation and management of budget.

  • Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.


  • Must have three (3) years’ work experience involving secretarial/clerical duties including the operation of a personal computer, keyboard or similar date entry equipment. High School diploma or equivalency required.

  • Requires a TABE test with a minimum score of 11.0 unless you have a Bachelor’s Degree in related field. If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, please submit a copy of your degree with your application. TABE tests are good for two years and can be taken at Indian River State College.

Employment Application

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