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Below you will find current job openings throughout our various departments.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
February 19, 2024 EMS personnel Emergency Medical Services (EMS) APPLY NOW
Job Description

Putnam County EMS is seeking licensed EMS personnel to work in a highly advanced and progressive EMS environment. The following is a general job description for all levels of licensure; a more tailored description for each level of licensure is presented to each employee upon employment at PCEMS.

The employee must be capable of utilizing all medical equipment in PCEMS inventory that falls within their state and local approved scope of practice. This includes equipment for the treatment and transport of the patient. In addition, the employee must be able to safely drive PCEMS ambulances in accordance with state laws and standards established by PCEMS. The employee must be capable of using computers and other electronic devices with regularity and skill. This is not an exhaustive list.

Location for this job is not easily defined. Jurisdiction falls within the realm of Putnam County, with the need for travel to other locations within the State of Tennessee, and occasionally outside the State. Location may also be in any extreme of weather or terrain found in Tennessee.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Treat and care for sick and injured patients in the location in which they are found, within the employee's scope of practice. This includes assisting higher trained EMS personnel or managing patient care if no higher licensed personnel are present or deemed appropriate by higher trained personnel. Transport patients from locations to appropriate facilities, as designated by medical direction. Communicate with 911 dispatchers, hospitals, patients, families, and other providers professionally and efficiently using written and verbal means, including in person, and via phone, email, and radio. Appropriate documentation of all patient encounters.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:  Maintain a clean station.  When partnered with a higher level of licensure, follow the direction of the higher-level provider, and assist in patient care unless the treatment is inappropriate, or the patient is endangered. In this case, notify the Administration immediately.  Check the ambulance and equipment at the beginning of each day, and document using the inventory system. Note and fix any deficiencies.  Maintain a clean ambulance, inside and out. Disinfect regularly and as needed. Make steps to be ready for the next call quickly once patient transport is completed.  Assume command in case of disaster until it is relieved by appropriate personnel. Then, proceed as set forth in the disaster plan. g) Be able to deliver patient care consistent with AEMT level of training.  Skill in organizing and coordinating simple and complex teams in patient care situations. Be capable of performing tasks as set forth by the Administration and other portions of this manual.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:  The employee must be capable of moving the patient and cot over all types of terrain with the assistance of a partner. The crew must be capable of carrying patients weighing up to 250 pounds, plus the weight of the cot.  The employee must be capable of performing tasks requiring hand-eye coordination, such as driving, patient assessment, IV therapy, etc. The AEMT must be capable of driving and navigating an ambulance safely in all types of weather and lighting conditions. ii) Must be at least 18 years old. Must have a valid Tennessee Class D driver’s license. Must have and maintain a safe driving record. Must successfully complete PCEMS Emergency Vehicle Operations Course. Must have a high school diploma or GED.  Must hold and maintain a current EMT license or higher level of prehospital licensure issued by the State of Tennessee.  Keep a current copy of State EMS license, driver’s license, CPR card and current CEHs uploaded electronically. iv) Must immediately report any revocation, suspension, restriction, expirations, or legal action pending against any licensures or certifications pertaining to employment at PCEMS.  Must submit to hepatitis B vaccination, provide proof of vaccination, or sign a form showing you refused the vaccinations. Must submit to a physical examination to prove fitness for duty, when requested.  Must pass a pre-employment physical agility test.  Must be initially evaluated and trained under supervision of Trainers. The training period will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Convictions resulting in a misdemeanor or felony could possibly result in disqualification for employment. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Required to remain competent on all skills included in AEMT scope of practice.

Circuit Court Clerk

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
July 10, 2024 Part-time Judicial Commissioner Circuit Court Clerk APPLY NOW
Job Description

Part Time Judicial Commissioner

Job Title : Judicial Commissioner/ Part time

$14-$16 /hour depending on education and experience

Qualifications:

High School Education, Valid driver’s license, at least 21 years of age, resident of Putnam County with dependable transportation. Must have the ability to write clearly using proper grammar and spelling. Gain a basic understanding of criminal procedure and court process and become familiar with the criminal laws of the State of Tennessee. Must pass a background check.

Job Description:

Judicial Commissioners work evenings, nights, midnight shifts, and weekends and must be able to respond to the Putnam County Justice Center as quickly as possible when called. Judicial Commissioners are tasked with the duties of issuing arrest warrants to Law Enforcement after taking sworn testimony from the officers. The Judicial Commissioner must determine probable cause for the issuance of the warrant along with a bond appropriate for each individual warrant. Judicial Commissioners work evenings and midnight shifts and must be able to respond to the Putnam County Justice center as quickly as possible when called. Commissioners are also required to issue emergency Orders of Protections if needed after the courts regular business hours. Commissioners must attend and pass state mandated training classes every calendar year.

Solid Waste and Recycling

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
April 25, 2024 Part-time Site Attendent Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

Site Attendant Description

Pay: $12.00 per hour

This position consists of, but not limited to, making sure the site and building are clean at all times, directing traffic, making sure all items are disposed of properly, assisting citizens unloading trash and recyclables and calling in reports every afternoon (so the dispatcher can route trucks the next day for collection).

 

The Site Attendant must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

 

1 Integrity

2 Be respectful

3 Possess cultural awareness

4 Be flexible

5 Demonstrate sound work ethics and deal with the public and co-workers in a courteous, respectful 

   and positive manner

6 Communication

7 Judgment

8 Problem solving

9 Decision making

10 Time management

11 Attention to detail

12 Accuracy

13 Teamwork

14 Process improvement

 

This position reports to the Operations Manager

By signing this job description, I understand what is expected of my position with Putnam County

Solid Waste Department.

 

Name________________________                                      Date__________________

 

Witness______________________                                       Date__________________

 

 

Position Title: Site Attendant-Non-Exempt

 

Summary of essential Functions of Job

 

This position consists of, but not limited to, making sure the site and building are clean at all times, directing traffic, making sure all items are disposed of properly, assisting citizens unloading trash and recyclables and calling in reports every afternoon (so the dispatcher can route trucks the next day for collection).

 

Specific Minimum Requirements:

 

This job is classified as heavy duty. Lifting no more than 100 pounds at a time frequently up to shoulder level and up to 60 pounds frequently overhead. This job classification includes the lesser classifications of medium, light and sedentary.

Good communication skills

Ability to operate equipment for compacting materials

Ability to follow all safety policies and procedures

Ability to deal with the public and co-workers in a courteous and respectful manner

 

 

Physical Requirements:

 

Constant (5-8 hours per 8 hour shift): repetitive motions, standing, walking, lifting, bending, reaching, loading and un-

   Loading, twisting, climbing, pushing, pulling

Frequent (3-8 hours per 8 hour shift): 

Occasional (1-3 hours per 8 hour shift): sitting

Lifting: must be able to lift up to 100 pounds on a constant basis

Environment: Requires both indoor and outdoor work in all seasons; frequent exposure to various chemicals

Equipment: Compactors

 

Putnam County, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the county will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. 

 

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
April 25, 2024 Truck Driver Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

Truck Driver Job Description

Pay: $18.26 per hour with benefits

This position consists of, but is not limited to, working with the dispatcher for can pick up at waste sites and County schools and transporting them to the proper location for disposal. Drivers will be responsible for loading, tarping and unloading their truck. Drivers must keep their trucks cleaned and fueled and must perform a daily pre-trip and basic care inspection. Drivers must maintain a weekly log, which is to be turned in to the Assistant Director at the end of each week. At times, the driver will be assigned to operate other equipment, including a knuckle boom truck.

Drivers are expected to report any damage or mechanical problem to their supervisor immediately. Drivers are also responsible for the care of maintenance of the tarps and other equipment (including greasing the rails and cables on the truck, as well as rollers on the cans).

Drivers are responsible for loading and unloading the cans on the truck (this is to ensure that the cans are loaded and unloaded properly). 

 

The Truck Driver must demonstrate the following personal attributes:

1 Integrity

2 Be respectful

3 Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity

4 Be flexible

5 Demonstrate sound work ethics and deal with the public and co-workers in a positive, courteous and 

  respectful manner  

6 Communication 

7 Judgment

8 Decision making

9 Planning and organization

10 Time management

11 Attention to detail

12 Accuracy

13 Initiative

14 Adaptability

15 Teamwork

This position reports to the Dispatcher and/or Operations Manager

This position is required to carry a telephone when clocked in (which is provided by the department).

By signing this job description, I understand what is expected of my position with Putnam County Solid Waste Department.

 

Name_____________________________________               Date________________________

Witness___________________________________                 Date_______________________

 

 

 

POSITION TITLE: Truck Driver-Non-Exempt

 

Summary of Essential Functions of Job

This position involves but is not limited to, working with the dispatcher for can pick up at waste sites and County schools and transporting them to the proper location for disposal. Drivers will be responsible for loading, tarping and unloading their truck. Drivers must keep their trucks cleaned and fueled and must perform a daily pre-trip and basic care inspection. Drivers must maintain a weekly log, which is to be turned into the Assistant Director at the end of each week. At times, the driver will be assigned to operate other equipment, including a knuckle boom truck.

Drivers are expected to report any damage or mechanical problem to their supervisor immediately.

Drivers are also responsible for the care of maintenance of the tarps and other equipment on the truck.

 

Specific Minimum Requirements:

Knowledge of State of Tennessee regulations for maintenance, upkeep and disposal of solid waste

Knowledge of regulations applicable to commercial truck drivers

Ability to operate heavy equipment

Ability to operate tractor trailer trucks

Proficiency in heavy equipment and tractor trailer inspection and maintenance

Ability to read and write

Ability to deal with the public and co-workers in a courteous and respectful manner

Must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Must have a valid Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License

 

Physical Requirements:

This job is classified as Heavy duty. Lifting up to 125 pounds frequently to shoulder level, and up to 60 pounds frequently overhead. This classification also includes the lesser medium, sedentary and light work classifications.

Constant (5-8 hours per 8 hour shift): sitting twisting, reaching, repetitive motions and climbing

Frequent (3-8 hours per 8 hour shift): standing, walking, bending, lifting, overhead work, loading and unloading

Occasional (1-3 hours per 8 hour shift):

Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 125 pounds frequently to shoulder level and up to 60 pounds frequently overhead

Environment: Requires both indoor and outdoor work in all seasons; frequent exposure to various chemicals

Equipment: Tractor trailer trucks, roll off trucks, knuckle boom truck

 

Putnam County, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the county will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Fire Department

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
August 22, 2022 Volunteer Firefighter Fire Department APPLY NOW
Job Description

Putnam County Fire Department

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License. Must be a legal resident of Putnam County or possess a waiver approved by the Fire Chief. Applicants will be required to complete a 16 hour Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services course in-house upon acceptance to the fire department. Upon completion of the 16 hour Introduction course, applicants must pass the department’s physical agility test, a pre-employment drug screening, and a background check before actively performing in fire department functions. Within one year of completing the Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services course, applicants will be required to complete a 64 hour Basic Firefighting course in-house and a weekend Live Burn class at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. Volunteer Firefighters are also required to complete 40 hours of training annually with the Putnam County Fire Department.

Job Summary: Examples of work performed but not limited to: control and extinguish fires, perform forcible entry, search and rescue, respond to hazardous materials incidents, respond to alarms, perform station and equipment maintenance, participate in fire prevention and training activities, perform equipment checks and upkeep tasks, keep all equipment in a state of readiness, participate in pre-fire planning, maintain and flow fire hydrants, make public presentations or conduct station tours on occasion, use a computer to enter data and generate reports, and perform related duties as required.

Essential Functions: Physical strength and ability to perform heavy labor and strenuous work for extended periods of time under extremely dangerous and uncomfortable conditions while wearing provided protective gear, including self-contained breathing apparatus, weighing in excess of sixty pounds or more. Must be able to lift up to one hundred pounds frequently, pull and drag hose, and force entry. Perform ventilation, climb ladders, work from heights, and perform rescues. Endure heat, cold, smoke, and exposure to hazardous materials. Requires fast response or reaction time, good hand-eye coordination to operate equipment and a good personality to interact with fellow personnel and the public.

Deadline for Applications: The Putnam County Fire Department is always accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. Once an application is submitted, it will be kept on file until a 16 hour Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services course is scheduled for PCFD. Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services classes are scheduled every three to six months at the Putnam County Fire Department based on the number of applications on file and other various factors.

Submit Applications to:

Putnam County Fire Department

700 County Services Dr

Cookeville, TN 38501

Questions Relating to this Position Should be Addressed to:

Chief Jeff Hicks or Captain Coty Nash  PCFD non-emergency phone number: (931) 528-1200

Putnam County is an equal opportunity employer.