Employment Opportunities

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

                                                   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.

IF YOU HAVE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE-PLEASE SUBMIT A COPY OF DEGREE WITH APPLICATION.
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
Captain of TrainingFull TimeOpen Until Filled$61,000
Equipment OperatorFull TimeOpen Until Filled$12.63/hr
Firefighter/EMTFull TimeOpen Until Filled$11.90/hr
Compliance InspectorFull TimeOpen Until FilledD.O.Q.
Insurance Specialist/Secretary (Temporary)Full TimeOpen Until Filled$13.01/hr
Firefighter/ParamedicFull TimeOpen Until Filled$14.52/hr
ElectricianFull TimeOpen Until Filled$18.01/hr
Swim Team CoachLimited TermOpen Until Filled$10.27/hr
Lifeguard IILimited TermOpen Until Filled$11.24/hr
Lifeguard ILimited TermOpen Until Filled$10.27/hr
Housing Coordinator (SHIP)Part TimeOpen Until Filled$17.02/hr