Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

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  

JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Administrative SecretaryFull TimeOpen Until Filled$13.01 hourly
ElectricianFull TimeOpen Until Filled$18.01 hourly
Equipment Operator/Driver - Road MaintenanceFull TimeOpen Until Filled$14.22 hourly
Equipment Operator/Driver - Road MaintenanceFull TimeOpen Until Filled$14.22 hourly
Lifeguard I - seasonalPart TimeOpen Until Filled$10.27 hourly
On-Call Senior Services Meals on Wheels DriverPart TimeOpen Until Filled$10.58 hourly
Summer Day Camp Counselor - seasonalFull TimeOpen Until Filled$10.90 hourly
Summer Day Camp Manager - seasonalFull TimeOpen Until Filled$11.56 hourly
Veterans Service Officer - RevisedFull TimeOpen Until Filled$14.22 hourly