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Updated: August 21, 2015 at 1:15 PM by Jeff Shain

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Electrician – FT - $37,456
Skilled work and the journeyman work level in the maintenance, installation, alternation, and repair of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures in accordance with standard practices of the electrical trade.  Work is performed under general direction and supervision of the Assistant Facilities Services Director.
Responsibilities include:
-Installs and monitors performance of installed electrical equipment for hazards, adjustments or replacements,
-Inspects, tests and maintains parks and ball field lighting systems, electrical lighting, signal, communications and power circuits.
-Maintains accurate records of time and materials used, and maintenance and repair history of all electrical equipment on which work is performed.
Requirements:
-High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency.
-Florida Journeyman Electrician’s License registered in Okeechobee County.
-Employee in this position must adhere to continuing education requirements by the Florida Electrical Licensing   Board.  Electrical Certification must be active during employment.
-Valid Florida Driver’s License with no more than 3 points off for infractions.
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF CERTIFICATIONS WITH APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR POSITION.

Building Maintenance Supervisor – FT - $34,276
Supervisory work in directing the maintenance and repair of all County facilities and their equipment and appurtenances along with supervising the building maintenance staff.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Facilities Services Director and Assistant Facilities Services Director.
Duties include:
-Receives and expedites all department requests for service (carpentry, plumbing, air conditioning, moving, etc.) and prioritizes work among building maintenance staff.
-Coordinates charging of expenses to departmental budgets.
-Performs liaison functions for contracted projects.
-Performs other job duties as assigned.
 Requirements:
- High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency.
- Five (5) years of experience in building and mechanical repair work; including completion of apprenticeship        training in one of the skills necessary in building and building equipment maintenance.
- Valid Florida Driver’s License with no more than 3 points off license for infractions

 

• Tourist Development Coordinator – FT - $32,309 DOQ
Responsible for implementation of the County Plan for tourist development, as recommended by Tourist Development Council (TDC) and authorized by the BOCC, and the performance of related administrative and promotional functions.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Airport/Industrial Park Manager.

Duties include:
-develop research and reports containing pertinent information to assist TDC, BOCC and other agencies in promotion of tourism for Okeechobee County.
-Schedule and prepare agenda, previous meeting minutes and financial update information for TDC Advisory Board Meetings.
-Develop a marketing plan for presentation to the TDC that works to achieve established goals.
-Attend trade shows, Okeechobee County TDC sponsored events and activities within and outside of Okeechobee County to promote tourism.
-Coordinate press conferences and prepare press packets for special promotions in Okeechobee County.
-Collaborates with other departments and agencies on promotional activities in Okeechobee County.

Requirements:
-Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Mass Communications, Marketing or related field.  Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
-At least five (5) years experience in a responsible administrative capacity related to tourist development activity or public relations or marketing function
-Valid Florida Driver’s License with no more than 3 points off license for infractions.
Please submit a copy of your degree(s) with your application.

 

Equipment Operator/Driver – FT – $29,568
Semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of moderately complex public works equipment such as road grader, front end loader, backhoe, combos, dozer, rubber tire hoe, roller, etc. Participates in the laboring work of the crew as workload demands. An employee allotted to this class will also operate dump trucks and, if the employee holds a CDL Class A, the lowboy transport (semi). Work is performed under the general supervision of the Road Foreman.
Requirements:
-Valid A or B CDL License with safe driving record – no more than 3 points off of license for infractions
- High School Diploma or acceptable equivalency
- Must have two (2) years of working experience in public works capacity.
- Must have experience in the operation and routine maintenance of moderately heavy construction and automotive equipment.
Final decision of appointment to this job will be based on applicant’s ability to physically operate, drive, and perform the illustrated tasks described herein.
 


PART-TIME:
 

Housing/SHIP Coordinator – $16.48 per hour, part-time – 29 hours weekly
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.
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.

 
Animal Care Specialist - $11.56 per hour, part-time – 29 hours weekly
Manual work in the care and feeding of impounded animals at the Okeechobee County Animal Control facility. This work includes feeding, handling, and providing custodial care with compassion to a variety of animals as well as performing tasks relative to the general care and maintenance of buildings and grounds. High school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Six (6) months experience in the care and handling of animals in a personal or work capacity; or any equivalent of related training and experience.
 

Senior Services Meals on Wheels Driver(s) – $9.68 hourly, On Call Position
Delivers lunch meals to elderly clients to their homes within Okeechobee County while providing limited daily contact with program recipients.
Requirements:
-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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