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Updated: November 21, 2014 at 1:45 am by Jeff Shain



Planner - $37,456 annually
Performs technical reviews of building permit applications and development proposals for zoning and land use consistency; provides flood zone information; provides GIS assistance; prepares staff reports; provides assistance to the public with planning, zoning, flood zone and other land use matters.
Graduation from an accredited 4 year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or closely related field with some experience in planning preferred.  Comparable training and experience may be submitted for degree requirement.  Sample of a written work product must be submitted with employment application.  Must have valid Florida Driver’s License with no more than 3 points off for infractions. 

Administrative Assistant
Administrative work assisting the Deputy County Administrator (DCA) in a wide variety of staff and administrative functions.  In addition to typing, filing and scheduling,  other duties include record keeping, coordination of meetings and conferences, working with highly confidential and sensitive information, working on routine and special projects and other duties as assigned by the DCA.  Deals with the public, elected officials, contractors, as well as all internal contacts at all levels in the County.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Deputy County Administrator.
Applicant must have Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with three (3) years of secretarial and administrative experience or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.  Starting salary is $32,309.00 annually.
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, you do not have to have a TABE Test.  If you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, please submit a copy of the Degree with your application.

Animal Control Officer – Part time
Work involving the enforcement of County Animal Control ordinances and state laws relating to animals; ensuring the public is protected from diseased, problem and vicious stray animals and that animals are humanely treated after being impounded.  Duties include:  apprehending, impounding, euthanizing and disposing of diseased, unwanted, unhealthy, problem and vicious animals.  Applicants for this position must have:
-Current, valid Animal Control Officer Certification
- Knowledge of State and County Animal Control Regulations and animal care procedures
- 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
- High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency (GED)
- Two (2) years of experience in handing, trapping, ensnaring and transporting domestic type animals
Position is part-time, up to twenty-nine hours per week
-s elected applicant hired with certifications and background required for Animal Control Officer I will be paid $13.01 per hour.
- selected applicant hired but does not have Animal Control Certification will be paid 12.36 per hour and required to obtain Animal Control Officer certification within one (1) year from date of employment;


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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