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

Fire Department

November 19, 2019 Firefighter Fire Department APPLY NOW
Job Description

Putnam County Fire Department

Notice of Job Opening (Full Time)

Pay Range Begins: $27,500  Per Year (Full Time)

Job Title: Firefighter                                                                                          Department: Fire


High School Education or equivalent and possession of a valid Tennessee driver’s license that has not been revoked within the last twenty-four months required.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 (Preferably Putnam County) and if not Putnam County resident, willing and able to relocate to Putnam County within first six months of employment. Must have Completed Basic Fire Fighting and Live Burn upon employment, attain Tennessee Commission on Fire-Fighting certification of Firefighter I within two years of employment. Must have or obtain EMR License within two years of employment.  Required to function in IDLH atmosphere using PPE, Drive and Operate all emergency equipment upon employment.

Job Summary:

Examples of work performed but not limited to: Controls and extinguishes fires, performs forcible entry, search and rescue and possibly vehicle extrication, responds to hazardous materials incidents, responds to alarms, performs station and equipment maintenance, participates in fire prevention and training activities, performs daily equipment checks and upkeep tasks, keeps all equipment in a state of readiness, participates in pre-fire planning, and assigned training, maintains and flows fire hydrants, make public presentations or conduct station tours on occasion, uses computer to enter data and generate reports, performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

Physical strength and ability to perform very heavy labor and strenuous work for extended periods of time under extremely dangerous and uncomfortable conditions while wearing bulky protective gear, including Self Contained Breathing Apparatus weighing in excess of sixty pounds or more. Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds frequently, pulls and drags hose, forces entry. Performs ventilation, climbs ladders, work from heights, rescue, endures heat, cold, smoke and exposure to hazardous materials. If and when Physical Agility and Medical Surveillance test put in place, must be able to pass annually. Must be able to work Twenty-Four hour shifts if full time, if part time, must be able to work shifts assigned to. Requires fast response or reaction time, good hand-eye coordination to operate equipment and a good personality to interact with employees and the public.

Deadline For Applications: December 27, 2019   5:00 p.m.

Summit Applications To:     Putnam County Fire Department

     700 County Services Drive

     Cookeville, Tennessee 38501

 Anticipated Starting Date: January 24, 2020

Questions Relating To this Position Should Be Addressed To: Chief Thomas Brown



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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!