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

Judges Office of the General Sessions Court

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
August 15, 2022 Job Opening – Youth Services Officer – I Judges Office of the General Sessions Court APPLY NOW
Job Description

Putnam County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judges Office 

Job Opening – Youth Services Officer – I 

Starting salary - $36,500 

 

Job Summary: As quoted by T.C.A. 37-1-106 

(1) Intake duties including receiving and examining complaints and allegations of delinquency and unruly behavior for the purpose of considering the commencement of proceedings;  

(2) Counseling; 

(3) Record keeping and transmitting information as required by this part or by law to the Tennessee Commission of Children and Youth or the office of the executive secretary of the Tennessee Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; 

(4) Make investigations, reports and recommendations to the judge having juvenile jurisdiction; 

(5) Make appropriate referrals to other public or private agencies; 

(6) Make predisposition studies and submit reports and recommendations to the court as required; 

(7) Perform other functions as directed by the court or by law including, but not limited to, those set out in T.C.A. § 37-1-105; 

Continued Responsibilities from T.C.A. 37-1-105 

(1) Make investigations, reports and recommendations to the juvenile court; 

(2) Receive and examine complaints and charges delinquency, unruly conduct of dependency and neglect of a child for the purpose of considering the commencement of proceedings under this part; 

(3) Supervise and assist a child placed on probation or in such probation officer’s protective supervision or care by order of the court or other authority of law; 

(4) Make appropriate referrals to other public or private agencies of the community if their assistance appears to be needed or desirable; 

(5) Take into custody and detain a child who is under such probation officer’s supervision or care as a delinquent, unruly or dependent and neglected child if the probation officer, or other designated officers of the court, have reasonable cause to believe that the child’s health of safety is in imminent danger, or that such child may abscond or be removed from the jurisdiction of the court, or when ordered by the court pursuant to this part. Except as provided by this part, a probation officer, or other designated officer of the court, does not have the powers of a law enforcement officer. Such probation officer, or other designated officer of the court, may not conduct accusatory proceedings under this part against a child who is or may be under such officer’s care or supervision; and  

(6) Perform all other functions designated by this part or by order of the court pursuant thereto. 

(7) Any of the foregoing functions may be performed in another state if authorized by the court of this state and permitted by the laws of the other state.  

Job Summary Continued: 

(1) Prepare special orders pertaining to court order programs; 

(2) Update and manage cases for compliance of court orders; 

(3) Issue processes of contempt for YSO’s, Probation Officers, and Judges; 

(4) Assist Intake Officer and other YSO’s in managing the progress of each juvenile offender; 

(5) Oversees Court Action Reports (DL suspensions) and the Drug Free Youth Act. 

(6) Assist offenders in reinstating their driving privileges; 

(7) File necessary orders and forms with the GS/Juvenile Clerk; 

(8) Update and maintain social history information; 

(9) Manage and Maintain Foster Care Review Board as set out by T.C.A. § 37-2-404-406 under the direction of the Programs YSO. 

(10) Manage referrals to the office via phone and window; 

(11) Participate in other community service committees as required by T.C.A. or local government.  

(12) Will be on call to Municipal, County and State Agencies for Putnam County. (On call may mean (7) days per week (24) hours per day including holidays and vacation days. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities:  

Employee: Required to have a background check acceptable to the Juvenile Judge of Putnam County and must be free of creating conflicts regarding cases being heard by the Judges. 

Qualifications: 

Employee must be 21 years of age and be a United States Citizen. 

Job requires a minimum of 20 hours college credit with prior social services experience. 

Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word and related software, be willing to learn and problem solve in difficult situations.  

Essential Functions: 

Employee must be able to speak publicly in a courtroom setting with a good understanding of writing court orders and filling out paperwork. Employee must have good communication skills and must not be intimidated by other people in hostile situations. Employee may be required to do other office duties to maintain normal function and operation of the office due to lack of personnel or emergency situations. 

Please email resume to Court Administrator, Greg Bowman.    greg.bowman@putnamcountytn.gov 

Solid Waste and Recycling

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
August 01, 2022 Truck Driver Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Truck Driver-Non-Exempt SALARY: Dependent on experience and education

Summary of Essential Functions of Job

This position involves 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 trucks cleaned and 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 knuckle boom 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 Tennessee regulations for maintenance, upkeep and disposal of solid waste

Knowledge of regulations applicable to commercial truck drivers

Ability to operate heavy equipment

Ability to operate tractor trailer trucks

Proficiency in heavy equipment and tractor trailer inspection and maintenance

Ability to read and write

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 Tennessee Commercial Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

This job is classified as Heavy duty. Lifting up to 125 pounds frequently to shoulder level, and up to 60 pounds frequently overhead. This classification also includes the lesser medium, sedentary and light work classifications.

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

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

Occasional (1-3 hours per 8 hour shift):

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, knuckle boom truck

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 consists of, 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 trucks cleaned and fueled and must perform a daily pre-trip and basic care inspection. Drivers must maintain a weekly log, which is to be turned in to the Assistant Director at the end of each week. At times, the driver will be assigned to operate other equipment, including a knuckle boom 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 (including greasing the rails and cables on the truck, as well as rollers on the cans).

Drivers are responsible for loading and unloading the cans on the truck (this is to ensure that the cans are loaded and unloaded properly).

The Truck Driver 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 and co-workers in a positive, courteous and

respectful manner

6 Communication

7 Judgment

8 Decision making

9 Planning and organization

10 Time management

11 Attention to detail

12 Accuracy

13 Initiative

14 Adaptability

15 Teamwork

This position reports to the Dispatcher and/or Operations Manager

This position is required to carry a telephone when clocked in (which is provided by the department).

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

Name_____________________________________ Date________________________

Witness___________________________________ Date_______________________

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
February 14, 2022 Site Attendant - Part-time Solid Waste and Recycling APPLY NOW
Job Description

Site Attendant/Alternate Job Description

Position Title: Site Attendant-Non-Exempt

Part-time : $10.25 per hour

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:

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

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.

Parks and Recreation

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
June 09, 2022 Seasonal Maintenance Worker Parks and Recreation APPLY NOW
Job Description

The Putnam County Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for Seasonal Parks Maintenance Workers. Must have a valid driver’s license. High school education or equivalent preferred. Requires good hand/eye coordination and dexterity while using tools and operating tractor, mower, etc. Some lifting of heavy materials; frequent stooping and crouching while mowing and preparing ball fields. Is exposed to extreme weather conditions, noise and dirt and related work as required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends. 40/hpw @ $12/hr. Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Applications/resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

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!