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Solid Waste and Recycling

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
January 22, 2021 Truck Driver 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: dashburn@putnamcountytn.gov

POSITION TITLE: Truck Driver-Non-Exempt    Full-time Salary: $25,500.00 per year

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

 

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_______________________

            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.

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: $7.25/ 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.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
June 28, 2017 Part-time EMS Personnel Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 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!