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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 or by telephone at 863.763.9312 ext. 3.


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JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Firefighter/EMTFull TimeOpen Until FilledSee description
Firefighter/ParamedicFull TimeOpen Until FilledSee description
Sign TechnicianFull TimeOpen Until Filled$13.92/hr
MechanicFull TimeOpen Until Filled$14.48/hr (DOQ)
Equipment Operator/DriverFull TimeOpen Until Filled$15.66/hr
Meal Route DriverPart TimeOpen Until Filled$10.58/hr
Lifeguard II (x7)Part TimeOpen Until Filled$11.24/hr
Lifeguard I (x10)Part TimeOpen Until Filled$10.27/hr
Veterans Service DriverPart TimeOpen Until Filled$10.58/hr
CustodianPart TimeOpen Until Filled$11.00/hr