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Solid Waste and Recycling

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
November 18, 2021 Transfer Station Scale Operator/Dispatcher Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

Transfer Station Scale Operator/Dispatcher

POSITION TITLE: Transfer Station Scale Operator/Dispatcher- Non-Exempt 

Salary range: $28,000 - $30,000 depending on experience

Summary of Essential Functions of the job

This position involves but is not limited to answering the telephone, scheduling pick-ups for convenience centers and schools, the dispatching of County trucks, operation of computer for scales, the ability to balance and file tickets at the end of each month, billing, crediting of accounts payable with payments made through the Trustees’ office, accurate recording of tons in and out, and accurate record keeping for the trucking company.

This position is fast paced at times.

This position performs basic clerical tasks, such as systematically arranging tickets, operates office equipment and interaction with the public, and must be proficient with computer software programs and dispatches County trucks.

The Transfer Station Scale Operator/Dispatcher 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 in a positive, courteous respectful

Manner

6 Communication

7 Analysis and assessment

8 Judgment

9 Problem solving

10 Decision making

11 Planning and organization

12 Time management

13 Attention to detail

14 Accuracy

15 Delegation

16 Initiative

17 Adaptability

18 Teamwork

19 Supervising

20 Developing standards

21 Process improvement

22 Inventory Control

 

Specific Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

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

Waste

Knowledge of State of Tennessee regulations for procedures, weights and measurements

Regarding tractor trailer trucks

Knowledge of office procedures and ability to operate basic office equipment

Ability to read and write and basic math skills

Computer and clerical skills

Good communication skills

Ability to follow all safety policies and procedures

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

Must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Mush have a valid Tennessee Scale Operator License

 

Physical Requirements:

This job is classified as heavy duty. Lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. This classification also includes sedentary and light work classification.

 

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

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

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

Lifting: must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally

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

Equipment: Basic office equipment, computer, adding machine and scales

 

This position reports to the Director, Assistant Director, and/or 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____________________________

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
March 05, 2021 Part-time Scale Operator Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Part-time Transfer Station Scale Operator/Dispatcher- Non-Exempt

Pay to be based on Experience

Summary of Essential Functions of the job

            This position involves but is not limited to answering the telephone, scheduling pick-ups for convenience centers and schools, the dispatching of County trucks, operation of computer for scales, the ability to balance and file tickets at the end of each month, billing, crediting of accounts payable with payments made through the Trustees’ office, accurate recording of tons in and out, and accurate record keeping for the trucking company.

             This position is fast paced at times.

Specific Minimum Requirements:

            High School Diploma or Equivalent

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

            Knowledge of State of Tennessee regulations for procedures, weights and measurements

            Regarding tractor trailer trucks

            Knowledge of office procedures and ability to operate basic office equipment

            Ability to read and write and basic math skills

            Computer and clerical skills

            Good communication skills

            Ability to follow all safety policies and procedures

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

            Must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License

            Mush have a valid Tennessee Scale Operator License

Physical Requirements:

            This job is classified as heavy duty. Lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. This classification also includes sedentary and light work classification.

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

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

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

Lifting: must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally

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

Equipment: Basic office equipment, computer, adding machine and scales

This position reports to the Assistant Director and/or Director

 

This position involves but is not limited to answering the telephone, scheduling pick-ups for convenience centers and schools, the dispatching of County trucks, operation of computer for scales, the ability to balance and file tickets at the end of each month, billing, crediting of accounts payable with payments made through the Trustees’ office, accurate recording of tons in and out, and accurate record keeping for the trucking contractor.

This position performs basic clerical tasks, such as systematically arranging tickets, operates office equipment and interaction with the public, and must be proficient with computer software programs and dispatches County trucks.

The Transfer Station Scale Operator/Dispatcher 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 in a positive, courteous respectful manner

            6 Communication

            7 Analysis and assessment

            8 Judgment

            9 Problem solving

            10 Decision making

            11 Planning and organization

            12 Time management

            13 Attention to detail

            14 Accuracy

            15 Delegation

            16 Initiative

            17 Adaptability

            18 Teamwork

            19 Supervising

            20 Developing standards

            21 Process improvement

            22 Inventory Control

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

 

Name_____________________________________             Date____________________________

Witness___________________________________              Date____________________________

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
January 12, 2021 Site Attendant - Part-time Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

 

­­­­­­ Putnam County Solid Waste Department

Director – Doug Ashburn                      Assistant Director – Jackie Selby

1846 S. Jefferson Ave. Cookeville, TN.  38506    Phone: 931-528-3884      Fax: 931-520-3428

Email: pcsw@putnamcountytn.gov

Site Attendant/Alternate Job Description

Position Title: Site Attendant-Non-Exempt          Pay: $8.25/ hr 

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     

 

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__________________

 

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.

Fire Department

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
April 13, 2021 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 Thomas Brown or Captain Coty Nash  PCFD non-emergency phone number: (931) 528-1200

Putnam County is an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
June 28, 2017 Part-time EMS Personnel APPLY NOW
Job Description

Putnam County EMS always accepts applications for part-time applicants.  Any open full-time positions are hired from our existing pool of part-time employees.  Applicant must be licensed as an EMT-B, AEMT, Paramedic, or Critical Care Paramedic in the state of Tennessee.  Before hire, an applicant must pass an agility test and do 2 observation rides.  We schedule multiple hiring cycles throughout the year.  We actively desire and recruit highly motivated and dependable personnel who are able to adapt to the constantly changing world of prehospital medicine.  If you believe you are up for the challenge, please apply here!