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  
December 03, 2020 Landfill Scale Operator Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

 

POSITION TITLE: Class ¾ Landfill Scale Operator- Non-Exempt

Annual Salary: $22,550

Summary of essential Functions of Job:

This position involves but is not limited to everyday operation of the landfill, answering the telephone, weighing trucks in and out, creating weight tickets, overseeing the proper disposal of waste in the landfill, inspection of cans, and notifying the dispatcher which cans are empty and which are full.

This position also ensures that the county premises are kept within the State Inspector guidelines. This position is responsible for reporting any violations to the Assistant Director and/or Director immediately. This position is fast paced.

Specific Minimum Requirements:

Working knowledge of State of Tennessee regulations concerning operation of Class3/4 Landfills

Ability to read and write

Computer and clerical skills

Good communication skills

Ability to follow all safety policies and procedures

Ability to operate office equipment

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 State of Tennessee Scales Operator Permit

Physical Requirements:

This job is classified as heavy duty. Lifting no more than 100 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 75 pounds. This classification also includes the lesser medium, sedentary and light work classifications.

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

Frequent (3-8 hours per 8 hour shift): loading, unloading, standing, walking, lifting, bending, twisting, pushing and pulling

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

Lifting: Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis

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

Equipment: Basic office equipment, computer, pressure washer

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.

    This position involves but is not limited to everyday operation of the landfill, answering the telephone, weighing trucks in and out, creating weight tickets, overseeing the proper disposal of waste in the landfill, inspection of cans, and notifying the dispatcher which cans are empty and which are full.

            This position also ensures that the county premises are kept within the State Inspector guidelines. This position is responsible for reporting any violations at the landfill to the Assistant Director and/or the Director immediately. This position is fast paced.

            The Class ¾ Landfill Scale Operator 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 and 

                  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 Process Improvement

This position reports to the Assistant Director and/or the Director.

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

 

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Parks and Recreation

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
December 03, 2020 Maintenance Worker Parks and Recreation APPLY NOW
Job Description

Maintenance Worker

Job Description

 Performs routine and extensive maintenance to community centers and other athletic facilities across the county. Primarily, performs maintenance work, landscaping, and janitorial tasks.

Job Tasks

  • Operate vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.
  • Mow or edge lawns, using power equipment.
  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming and edging around flower beds, walks, or walls.
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge/brush trimmers, and axes.
  • Prune/trim trees, shrubs, and hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
  • Gather and remove litter.
  • Maintain and repair tools, equipment, and structures, such as buildings, fences, and benches, using hand or power tools.
  • Mix and spray/spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand/automatic sprayers or spreaders.
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, or other grounds features.
  • Water lawns, trees, and plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Plant seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, and shrubs and apply mulch for protection, using gardening tools.
  • Operate a zero turn mower and weed trimmer.
  • Clean and mop floors
  • Clean Bathrooms
  • Provide necessary janitorial and maintenance services for pools and community centers as needed
  • Perform basic carpentry skills daily
  • Perform basic plumbing techniques daily
  • Perform basic electrical techniques daily
  • Other tasks may be assigned as needed
 
Job Requirements
 
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds regularly
  • Occasional weekend, holiday, and night work may be required

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience operating zero turn mowers and tractors
  • Valid Tennessee Drivers license
 
Starting Salary
 
$24,450- $26,450 pay is commensurate with education and experience

 

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!