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Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse
304 NW 2nd Street – Room 103
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: 863-763-9312 ext. 3
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Select positions may require a TABE test. If you have a Bachelor's Degree or higher, you will not be required to take the TABE test. IF you have a Bachelor's Degree, please submit a copy of your degree with your application.
The TABE test may be taken at: Indian River State College (IRSC), 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
Please contact IRSC at (863) 824-6000 for further instructions in-regards to taking the test.
Code Enforcement Officer I
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:$15.66/hr
- Posted Date:11/20/2019
Code Enforcement Officer I – FT $32,568
Technical work investigating violations of the County Code of Ordinances. Work is performed under the general direction of the Code Enforcement Supervisor and the Community Development Director.
Patrols the County in a vehicle or on foot and looks for violations of the Code of Ordinances
Responds to a wide variety of calls and complaints involving violations of Code of Ordinances
Resolves violations through voluntary compliance or when not possible, sets in motion the process for appearance before the Special Magistrate for further action or other legal enforcement procedures
Issues citations and/or Notices to Appear, conducts research to determine relevant and necessary facts
Presents cases and provides testimony on Citizens Boards, the Special Magistrate and Judges
Keeps records and makes reports of activities and cases filed or forwarded for filing
Performs building inspections and addresses unsafe or dilapidated structures when necessary
Answers the phone and provides information to the public
Works directly with the public in the office and in the field
Accesses, inputs and retrieves information from a computer
Prepares, liens/orders, researches properties, files, organizes and other similar duties
High School diploma or equivalency required. (submit a copy with application)
Valid Florida Driver’s License with safe driving record.
One (1) year of experience in Municipal or County Code Enforcement, building construction, building inspection or related field.
Possession of Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) Level I, II, III, and/or Code Enforcement Certification or ability to acquire within two (2) years of initial employment.
ICC International Property Maintenance Code certification or ability to acquire within two (2) years of initial employment preferred.
TABE test results, test may be taken at Indian River State College (I.R.S.C.).
**Salary is dependent on applicant’s qualifications and certifications. The breakdown for each certification is as follows:
Code Enforcement Officer I - $32,568
Code Enforcement Officer II - $33,871
Code Enforcement Officer III - $38,100