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

911 Emergency Communications

September 14, 2017 911 Dispatcher - Emergency Telecommunicator 911 Emergency Communications APPLY NOW
Job Description

Job Title: 911 Dispatcher                                                                          

Department: 911


High School Education or equivalent and possession of a valid Tennessee driver’s license that has not been revoked within the last twenty-four months required. Must be a Tennessee resident within thirty (30) minutes of the 911 center (driving at posted speed limits, and obeying all traffic laws.) 

Job Summary:

Dispatchers function in a, sometimes, high-stress environment where multitasking is required. Dispatchers must have good listening and communication skills, among a variety of different technologies (including but not limited to: telephone, radio, email, and SMS/text messages). Dispatchers must be able to perform duties as assigned for twelve (12) hour shift period, and sometimes longer during times of disaster or high call volume. 

Applications may be picked up at:

     Putnam County 911

     700 County Services Drive

     Cookeville, Tennessee 38501 


     Submit Online Application by clicking APPLY NOW above

Anticipated Start Date: October 1st, 2017

Questions Relating To this Position Should Be Addressed To:

Penny Foister, Asst. Director

(931-646-4357 or


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!