Thank you for your interest in employment with Putnam County.
Below you will find current job openings throughout our various departments.

Solid Waste and Recycling

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: $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!