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Employment Opportunities

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Although resumes are accepted, an Okeechobee County employment application must be requested by telephone, email, or fax and then submitted to:

Okeechobee County Historic 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.
                                              

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.

 

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To request an employment application, please contact Mariah Anuez, Human Resources Director at manuez@co.okeechobee.fl.us or by telephone at 863.763.9312 ext. 3.

 

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Firefighter/Paramedic

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:See description
  • Posted Date:07/05/2019

Job interest cards are located at https://ocfr.org/ under the employment tab.

Firefighter/Paramedic - Full-time - $43,117; Pay will be $13.14 for the first three to four months of training. 56 hour work week.

Starting salary after successful completion of training will include:

Base annual: $43,177.44

FLSA overtime: $3,198.26

Holiday: $1,628.74

Total: $47,944.44

 

Skilled technical work in the County Public Safety Department in the field of fire suppression, prevention and emergency medical services.

Requirements

  • meets requirements of Florida Administrative Rules 10D66 and 4A
  • possess State of Florida Paramedic Certification, State of Florida Firefighter Certification as authorized by F.S.S. 633 and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and CPR instruction certifications,
  • possess an High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency
  • possess a valid Florida Driver's License (Class E or higher). Employee must maintain a Class E License without any restrictions on performance throughout employment.

 

To request an employment application, please contact Mariah Anuez, Human Resources Director at manuez@co.okeechobee.fl.us.

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