Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners


Employment Application - PDF Format

Updated: November 30, 2016 at 9:45 am by Jeff Shain

Mariah Anuez
Human Resources Director

Okeechobee County
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 103
Okeechobee, FL 34972
 Office: (863) 763-9312, Option 3
Email: manuez@co.okeechobee.fl.us



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Building Maintenance Technician I – FT 25,506           
Maintenance and construction work in repair and maintenance of County buildings and related equipment. Two (2) years of experience in building maintenance and repair in one or more of the building trades preferred. Work is performed under general supervision of the Building Maintenance Supervisor.
-High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency
-Valid Florida Driver’s License with safe driving record – no more than 3 points off of license for infractions.

Agri-Civic Center Assistant Manager – FT $32,309 – Agri-Civic Center
Performs duties of an assistant manager nature and participates directly in the work of the Agri-Civic Center Manager.
-This position will be routinely scheduled to cover event activity (weekday, evenings and weekend events and attractions). Duties are to include early morning openings as well as late night closing of venue facilities used by clients.
- Serves as the facility representative/duty manager during events and in the absence of the manager.
- Meets with users, oversees event set-up, and requirements per client requests and contractual obligations. responds to customer inquiries and problems, and/or corrects course as needed.
- Communicates with clients on the event set-up requirements. Prepares and confirms event requirements with client and internal team members.
- Assists operations staff in the preparation of the arena footing mixture for equine events, which may include set-up and dismantle of field of play or other event and site related building operations functions.  Operates County owned equipment (tractors, turf/soil equipment, water truck, etc.) as needed.
- Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License with safe driving record – no more than 3 points off of license for infractions.
- High School Diploma or equivalency required.
- Experience in ranch or farm management, equine event management, or facility management, maintenance, and operations is preferred.


On-Call Agri Civic Center Event Operations Technician - $11.56 hourly
Event related, called in as needed.  Duties to include early morning openings, late night closing of venue facilities used by clients.  Turns on/off venue lights and power in electrical vault or parking lot.  Turns on/off water as needed for client use.  Supervises custodian and/or clean-up crews; install/dismantle labor for pre- and post-event service needs.  Operates county owned equipment (tractors, turf/soil equipment, water truck, etc.) as needed.  Knowledge of livestock a plus. Assists in other event operating areas as needed.

Senior Services Meals on Wheels Driver – On-Call $10.58 hourly
Delivers lunch meals to elderly clients to their homes within Okeechobee County while providing limited daily contact with program recipients.
-High School Diploma or equivalency preferred
-Valid Florida Drivers’ License with safe driving record – no more than 3 points off of license for infractions.
-A level 2 background check will be conducted.

Custodian – Recreation Dept. – Part time (no more than 29 hours weekly) - $10.27 hourly
Housekeeping type maintenance of recreation center buildings or other types of indoor facilities. This includes cleaning bathrooms at the soccer field and routine tasks, including sweeping, scrubbing, dusting, polishing floors, washing walls, cleaning restrooms, windows, walks, fixtures and performs minor painting and general repair work at the Civic Center, Basinger Community Center and Scott Driver – does related work as may be required. Work hours will vary, also nights and weekends are expected according to rental of facilities.
High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency
Valid Florida Driver’s License with safe driving record – no more than 3 points off of license for infractions.


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

Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 NW 2ndStreet – 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 9thAvenue, Okeechobee, FL.
Applications may be downloaded at:  www.co.okeechobee.fl.us


 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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