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

Property Assessor

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
November 29, 2022 Administrative Assistant Property Assessor APPLY NOW
Job Description

Position Title: Administrative Assistant

Pay Range: $28,000 to $34,000

This position will be the first point of contact for the office. Individual will handle the front office reception which include greeting taxpayers, answering phones, and answering inquiries to provide information to taxpayers.

Responsibilities:

Answer phone, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals

Greet taxpayers upon arrival without hesitation and direct to appropriate individuals or departments according to their needs

Handle department inquiries, respond to basic assessment questions and make appropriate referrals

Operate office equipment such as copier machines

Use computers for various applications, such as word processing

Perform general office duties such as filing and maintaining files, copying, scanning

Stamp deeds brought in the office with appropriate map and parcel

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED

Proficient computer skills required; preferably proficient with Word and Excel

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service

Experience of working directly with public

Please apply online through the Putnam County website or email resumes to Steve Pierce at steve.pierce@putnamcountytn.gov

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
November 29, 2022 Field Appraiser Property Assessor APPLY NOW
Job Description

Position Title: Field Appraiser

Pay Range: $29,800 to $34,000

This position within the Assessor of Property’s Office is responsible for field work including performing property appraisals and estimating its fair value. Responsibilities of a field appraiser include office and field work associated with appraisals of real estate including, but not limited to, new construction, customer service, discovery of new improvements, measuring improvements, and sketching exterior perimeter of new construction and improvements.

Responsibilities:

Interpret and apply state and local laws pertaining to property appraisal and assessment

Conduct field reviews of real property; locate and identify real property, measure improvement size, shape, and square footage; measure and list new construction; draw structures and make photographic records; make calculations and apply data to property appraisals

Prepare information to be included on detailed property record cards and update various records as appropriate, including changes in subdivisions or mobile home parks

Operate computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verify accuracy of entered data and make corrections; utilize word processing, database, or other software programs

Operate/maintain a county vehicle in performing field reviews or other work activities

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED; preferably supplemented by vocational training in mathematics or construction cost estimation.

Proficient computer skills required; preferably proficient with Word and Excel

Attention to detail and must work well with others

Experience of working directly with public

Possess and maintain valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience or training involving property survey, real estate, engineering, land surveying

Please apply online through the Putnam County website or email resumes to Steve Pierce at steve.pierce@putnamcountytn.gov.

Veterans County Service Office

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
November 18, 2022 Veterans Service Officer Veterans County Service Office APPLY NOW
Job Description

County Veterans Benefit Representative

Salary to began between $34,050 - $35,850 dependent on education and experience

Assist in the management of the Putnam County Veteran’s Service Office

Clearly communicate verbally and written for planning, organizing, and directing activities appointed or assigned for the administration of claims, appeals and office operations.

Assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining benefits to which they are eligible for

Counsel veterans and their dependents on benefits and eligibility requirements

Accurately complete claim applications for healthcare, compensation, pension claims.

Complete all training required by the state and each service organization accredited to maintain accreditation within one year.

Honorably discharged veteran and resident of Putnam County 

Resumes will be accepted in person as well as online through December 8th at 4 pm. In-Person Resumes can be brought to the Mayor's Office at 300 E Spring St. Room 8 Cookeville, TN 38501.

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
November 18, 2022 Administrative Assistant Veterans County Service Office APPLY NOW
Job Description

Administrative Assistant -

Salary to began between $30,250 - $31,450 dependent on education and experience 

Office administrative responsibilities in assisting veterans and their dependents to ensure they receive needed services.

Job related duties require good interpersonal, organizational and decision making skills, considerable experience performing administrative duties and related office functions and some knowledge of available veterans’ services and benefits.

Pleasantly answer the phone, screens and directs calls to the CVSO or CVBR and makes appointments as necessary.

Ensures the proper functioning of the Veterans Service office by conducting routine administrative duties, tasks and the cleanliness of the office.

Maintains an adequate inventory of office equipment, supplies and materials to support office operability.

Complete all training required by the state and each service organization accredited to maintain accreditation within one year.

Resumes will be accepted in person as well as online through December 8th at 4 pm. In-Person Resumes can be brought to the Mayor's Office at 300 E Spring St. Room 8 Cookeville, TN 38501.

 

Solid Waste and Recycling

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
November 28, 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.

Fire Department

POSTED OPPORTUNITY DEPARTMENT  
August 22, 2022 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.

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!