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Updated: May 20th, 2015 at 3:00 PM by Jeff Shain

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NOTICE of VACANCIES

Administrative Assistant/Assessment Coordinator –$32,309 - FT
Responsible administrative work in the research, verification and collection as it pertains to non-ad valorem tax assessments. The employee in this position also provides administrative support to the Budget Director. 
Duties include:
-Assists Budget Director with preparation of annual budget documents and other administrative duties as assigned.
-Works with non-ad valorem assessments (Fire, Garbage, EMS) including research, collection, verification of information; reconciling and processing assessment related billings.
Requirements:
- High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.  AA Degree in Accounting,       Public Administration or related field is required.  Bachelor’s Degree in one these disciplines is preferred.
-Must have two years of advanced clerical/secretarial work, preferably in a government position.
-Two years of experience in government accounting is preferred.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other government agencies and the public.
-Valid Florida Driver’s License.
Requires a TABE test with a minimum score of 11.0.  TABE Tests are good for two years.  If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, please submit a copy of the degree with your application
 

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor - $30,454 – FT
Supervises grounds personnel in maintaining routine and extensive grounds keeping activity of all County owned properties.
Duties include:
-Plans, assigns and inspects the activities of staff responsible for mowing and trimming of lawns, planting grass, flowers, trees and shrubs;
-Supervises trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs, applying herbicides, insecticides and fertilizers, litter and leaf removal;
-Assisting with minor preventative maintenance and remodeling functions;
-Supervises Department of Correction (DOT) inmate mowing crew mowing County properties;
-Inspects and maintains grounds keeping equipment;
-Develops and implements training procedures to ensure the safe operation of all grounds keeping equipment.
Required: High School Diploma or acceptable high school equivalency diploma.
-Three years of responsible grounds keeping experience, one year of supervision and, preferably, courses in lawn care and grounds maintenance or a combination of comparable education and training.
-Valid Florida Driver’s License with safe driving record.  Cannot have more than three (3) points off of driver’s license for infractions.
-Ability to maintain effective working relationship with the public and other employees.
 

PART-TIME:
 
• Housing/SHIP Coordinator: part-time – 29 hours weekly - $16.48 per hour

Responsible professional, technical and administrative work implementing the County’s housing assistance programs including implementation of the County’s State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP).   Prepares, submits and administers the budget for SHIP.  Attends Board of County Commissioner’s meetings and workshops as required.  Consults with federal, state, regional, private sector and local officials regarding housing and grant needs and availability of programs and is the liaison to the Affordable Housing Committee.  Background in real estate and/or residential banking preferred.  Must an AA degree in Planning, Business or Public Administration or related field with two years of progressively responsible experience in an above designated or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Required: TABE test with a minimum score of 11.0. TABE Tests are good for two years.  If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, please submit a copy of the degree with your application.
 
• Senior Services Meals on Wheels Driver(s): On Call Position - $9.68 hourly
Delivers lunch meals to elderly clients to their homes within Okeechobee County while providing limited daily contact with program recipients.
Required: High School Diploma or equivalency preferred, Valid Florida Driver’s License with safe driving record; no more than 3 points off of license for infractions. A background check will be conducted.
 

SEASONAL:
 
• Lifeguard II: $10.89 (Seasonal, part-time)
Responsible for the safety of the patrons at the Sports Complex Pool.  Must have current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, American Red Cross or American Heart infant, child and adult CPR.
Required: Previous lifeguard experience.  Must furnish certifications with application.
 
• Lifeguard I: $8.84 (Seasonal, part-time)

Responsible for the safety of the patrons at the Sports Complex Pool.  Must have current certification in
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, First Aid, American Red Cross or American Heart infant, child and adult CPR.
Required: Must furnish certifications with application.

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

Okeechobee County Courthouse
304 NW 2ndStreet – Room 104
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.  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

 



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