Human Resources Department
17 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
Fax: 724-662-2189

Office Hours:
Monday ~ Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Except Holidays

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Affiliated Agencies and Job Opportunities

Positions Currently Available

Part-Time Custodial Worker | Part-Time Telecommunicator

Position: Part-Time Custodial Worker Posted: April 15, 2015 Deadline: April 30, 2015 2


Department:  Maintenance/Building and Grounds


Position Title:  Custodial Worker I /PT Housekeeping


Pay Classification:  TCC 02 ($12.35/hr starting wage)


Reports To:  Facilities Manager


Position is Part Time (Approx. 20 hours per week), M-F evenings


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  1-30-2015



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


Manual custodial work doing routine cleaning in the Courthouse and other county owed public buildings as required.



Position Requirements:


  • Ability to learn materials, methods, and equipment used in cleaning public buildings and institutions
  • Ability to understand and carry out simple oral instructions
  • Willingness to work hours other than the normal office hours. 
  • Physical strength sufficient to do normal building cleaning work.  This includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Ladder Climbing
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs regularly
    • Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, twist, turn and reach in all directions



Position Duties:


  • Performs manual tasks and mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, polishing, and emptying waste paper baskets in assigned rooms or offices and other areas of a public building or institution.
  • Dusts and cleans offices where care must be taken that papers and materials are not disarranged.
  • Cleans windows, marble and brass embellishments and dusts books.
  • Cleans and scrubs lavatories, polishes fixtures and mirrors and furniture surfaces.
  • Replenishes lavatory supplies.
  • Cleans and dusts Venetian blinds, window sills and ledges.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties as may be assigned or required.


Supervision Exercised:


  • None


Certificates and Licenses:


  • None


How to Apply:


Please send a completed standard County of Mercer Application form to:


                                    Mercer County /Human Resources Dept.

                                    17 Mercer County Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


**Standard Application can be printed from the link above or can be obtained at the Mercer County HR office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.


Deadline to Apply:  April 30th, 2015


Position: Part-Time Telecommunicator Posted: April 17, 2015 Deadline: May 1, 2015 2


Department:  E911 Center


Position Title:   Part Time Telecommunicator


Pay Classification:  TCE 06 (Starting Wage - $13.54/hr)


Reports To:  EMA Director and E911 Deputy Director


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  4/17/2015



Position Summary:


            Specialized work in telecommunications at the highest level operating public safety communications network that involves receiving, recording, evaluating and transmitting requests for emergency and non –emergency response for police, fire EMS and other services from citizens and emergency field units.


Position Requirements:


  • Must have a clear and distinct speaking voice with good hand writing and typing skills and the ability to type at least 30 WPM.
  • Must have the ability to stay calm under extreme pressure with the ability of quick recall of information and procedures.
  • Must be able to work shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled by supervisors.
  • Ability to work with considerable independence as to critical decision making based on procedures and practices of the communications center.
  • Possess skills in operating standard emergency radio equipment, automatic alarm monitoring devices and other telecommunicating equipment.
  • Ability to obtain information from excited people and to establish priorities.
  • Ability to learn all functions and jurisdictions pertaining to and have a thorough knowledge of county geography.
  • Ability to pass a state test on CLEAN (Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network) computer system within 60 days of hire.
  • Ability to take and carry out orders from supervisors.
  • Ability to meet established audio logical testing minimums.


Certificates and Licenses:

            Possess a minimum of a high school diploma

            Possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.


Position Duties:


  • Receive from public telephone calls for emergency and routine response for police, fire and EMS services.
  • Operate all telephone and radio equipment in the center to obtain needed information to assure the correct emergency response is sent to the appropriate location.
  • Enter data into and retrieve data from electronic data processing systems that includes but not limited to, emergency information systems entries, CLEAN/NCIC file entries, and fire and EMS computers.
  • Maintain any required local fire alarms, burglar alarms, test sirens, pagers and radio systems.
  • Maintain extensive records of events, circumstances and actions initiated for all incidents processed during the work shift.
  • Ensure that all equipment in the communications center is in operating condition and report any that is not to the supervisor.
  • Maintain good communications with various police, fire and emergency agencies in Mercer County and surrounding counties.
  • Performs other related tasks or duties as may be required or assigned by supervisors.


How To Apply:

All interested applicants must print and complete the Standard County of Mercer Application for employment.  Applications can also be obtained and submitted at the Human Resources Office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.


Please send the completed standard application, a letter of interest, salary history, resume (if applicable), and three references to the following:


                                    Mercer County 

                                    HR Department

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


The E911 Center test of Basic Skills will be conducted prior to interviews.  Qualified applicants will be called to select a testing time.


Deadline to Apply:  Friday, May 1, 2015