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Employment Opportunities

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Although resumes are accepted, an Okeechobee County employment application must

be completed and submitted to:

Okeechobee County Historic Courthouse
Human Resources
304 NW 2nd Street – Room 103
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: 863-763-9312 ext. 3

A pre-employment background check will be conducted.

Okeechobee County is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace.

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.


American with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Okeechobee County is committed to ensuring website accessibility.  To report an ADA accessibility issue, request accessibility assistance regarding our website content, or to request documents in an alternative format please contact the County Administrator’s Office at (863) 763-6441, ext. 1 or email at  Kindly provide the preferred format in which to receive the materials, and your contact information.  We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate all needs.


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TABE test

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.



BOCC Employment Application


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JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Firefighter/EMTFull TimeOpen Until Filled$39,297.39
Firefighter/ParamedicFull TimeOpen Until Filled$47,944.44
Code Enforcement Officer IFull TimeOpen Until Filled$15.66/hr
Activities Coordinator/Fiscal Support SpecialistFull TimeOpen Until Filled$11.90/hr
Meal Route Driver - Part-timePart TimeOpen Until Filled$10.58/hr
Meal Route Driver - On-callPart TimeOpen Until Filled$10.58/hr