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

Maintenance Department

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
January 20, 2022 Licensed Electrician Maintenance Department APPLY NOW
Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Electrician Exempt Status: Not exempt

Department: Putnam Co. Maintenance Safety Sensitive: Yes

Reports to: Director & Assistant Director Date Approved:

Pay Grade: 8    Starting Salary: $ 37,900

Job Summary: Employees in this classification are under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director: Examples of work performed include but not limited to: roofing, working on ladders, electrical, plumbing, heat & air, carpentry, painting, masonry, and landscaping.

Required knowledge and Abilities: Must have knowledge in all areas of general electrical work and codes and is a licensed electrician also but not limited to masonry, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and landscaping.

Qualifications: High School education or equivalent and two (5) years experience in all levels of maintenance work. Must posses a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

Essential Functions: Must be able to lift 25 lbs. or more. Must be able to climb ladders for roof work and other maintenance projects. Must practice good safety on all jobs. Must be able to follow instructions and work well with others.

Special requirements: Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background check.

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
January 20, 2022 Maintenance Worker Maintenance Department APPLY NOW
Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Worker                          Exempt Status: Not exempt

Department: Putnam Co. Maintenance                        Safety Sensitive: Yes

Reports to: Director & Assistant Director 

Pay Grade: 3

Starting Salary: Between $25,000-$30,000 depending on knowledge and experience

Job Summary: Employees in this classification are under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director: Examples of work performed include but not limited to: roofing, working on ladders, electrical, plumbing, heat & air, carpentry, painting, masonry, and landscaping.

Required knowledge and Abilities: Must have knowledge in all area of general maintenance, which include but not limited to: roofing, carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and landscaping.

Qualifications: High School education or equivalent and two (5) years experience in all levels of maintenance work. Must posses a valid Tennessee driver’s license.

Essential Functions: Must be able to lift 25 lbs. or more. Must be able to climb ladders for roof work and other maintenance projects. Must practice good safety on all jobs. Must be able to follow instructions and work well with others.

Special requirements: Applicants must be able to pass a drug test and background check.

 

Circuit Court Clerk

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
January 20, 2022 Part Time Judicial Commissioner Circuit Court Clerk APPLY NOW
Job Description

Job Title : Judicial Commissioner/ Part time

Commensurate with experience

Job Description:

Part Time Judicial Commissioner

Qualifications:

High School Education, Valid drivers 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 and drug screen. Must be available to work evenings and overnight shifts.

Job Description:

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.

Building Codes

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
January 13, 2022 Codes Inspector Building Codes APPLY NOW
Job Description

CODES INSPECTOR (FULL TIME)

Requirements

  1. This position is required to work five days a week
  2. High School diploma or GED required
  3. Must be a US citizen and resident of Putnam County
  4. Must possess the ability to write clearly and legibly using proper grammar and spelling.
  5. Must be able to use a computer and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  6. Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.
  7. Must have a minimum of 3 year experience in building construction or as a codes inspector.
  8. Must be able to work well with the public and building contractors.
  9. Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license and a reliable means of transportation.
  10. Must be willing to study and pass building inspector test for certification by the State Fire Marshal.

Starting Salary Range - $37,000 to $42,000 annually, depending on experience and education

Please send resume to Putnam County Mayor, 300 E Spring St., Room 8, Cookeville, TN  38501

Deadline for resumes is Monday January 28 at 4pm

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.

Solid Waste and Recycling

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.

 

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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  
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!