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

August 19, 2019 Truck Driver Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

Job Title:         Truck Driver     Exempt Status:  Not exempt

Salary : $25,550.00

Summary of Essential Functions of Job:

This position includes 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 truck cleaned, 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 knuckleboom 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 TN requlations for maintenance, upkeep, and disposal of solid waste

Ability to operate heavy equipment

Ability to operate tractor trailer trucks

Proficiency in heavy equipment operation and tractor trailer inspection and maintenance

Ability to read and write

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 Drivers’ License

Must have a valid TN Commercial Drivers’ License

Physical Requirements:

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

Frequent (3-8 hours per 8 hour shift): standing, walking, lifting, bending, overhead work, loading and unloading

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, and knuckleboom truck

Parks and Recreation

August 13, 2019 Program Coordinator - Putnam County Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation APPLY NOW
Job Description

Putnam County Parks and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Program Coordinator.

JOB TITLE: Recreation Program Coordinator – Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department

OBJECTIVE: To perform a variety of duties associated with providing administrative assistance and support to the Parks and Recreation Department relating to facility management and community interaction and provides oversight and direction of recreational programming, camps and special events.


 1. Reports to-Receives immediate supervision from the Director of Putnam County Parks and Recreation. May receive indirect supervision from additional staff.

 2. Directs-Seasonal program staff, volunteers, instructors and participants. This position is engaged in planning, implementing, coordinating, and supervising recreation programs with involvement in managing sports programs and swim program/services, summer camps, and special events for the community.


1. Plan, organize, and implement recreation programs by overseeing a variety of sports and recreation programs, ordering supplies and collecting registrations.

2. Work independently and be responsible for overseeing activities at designated locations such as parks, baseball/softball fields and other public facilities. Includes setting up and take down at facilities and areas for special events, including weekends, holidays and evenings.

 3. Prioritize job tasks and complete them within specified time frames meeting strict deadlines.

4. Assists in recruiting, training, supervising, directing and evaluating seasonal staff, instructors, volunteers and participants.

5. Collects activity and registration records and prepares routine and complex program plans and requirements well in advance for budgetary recommendations; prepares reports describing and evaluating programs at completion of activity and identifies methods and areas to improve.

 6. Maintains supplies, equipment and materials in support of athletic and recreation programs and advises the Director in advance of program equipment and supply needs.

7. Perform necessary manual labor and skilled tasks that may require lifting heavy objects, stooping, bending and twisting.

8. Assists in overseeing Community Center pool operation (lifeguards, swim classes, and party rentals), including the physical maintenance, chemical testing, and administration of chemicals.

9. Performs regular scheduling duties for community centers, pools, and athletics facilities.

10. Monitors the day-to-day operations of athletic and recreation programs including making site visits, handling and resolving complaints and ensuring that programs have required materials and supplies, and formulates and organizes program plans and schedules for seasonal and/or year-round activities.

11. Maintains proper inventory of concessions stands using Point of Sale system and oversees seasonal staff’s proper use of POS system for time clock purposes and concessions sales.

10. Enforces County policies, procedures and park rules for staff, instructors, volunteers and contracted facility renters as well as enforcement of safety and operating procedures and provides for maintenance needs including compliance with health and safety codes and building codes.

11. Performs other such duties as may be assigned.


1. 2-4 years’ experience in Athletics

2. Proficient in MS Office

3. Ability to work with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams

4. Excellent time-management and organizational skills

5. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

6. Detail-oriented and efficient

7. Knowledge of Pool Chemicals (preferred)

8. BS/BA in Sports Management/Business Administration (preferred)


Salary $28,000- $35,200 (Commensurate w/ education and experience)

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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!