Human Resources Department
17 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
(724)-662-7514
Fax: 724-662-2189
  hr@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

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




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Positions Currently Available

Line Juvenile Probation Officer | Community-Based Juvenile Probation Officer | Deputy Controller | Court Reporter






Position: Line Juvenile Probation Officer Posted: March 13, 2015 Deadline:March 28, 2015 2

 

Department:  Juvenile Probation Department

Position Title:  Line Juvenile Probation Officer

Pay Classification:  P&A 6 Entry Level ($34,172)

Reports To:  Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

  • Position is Full Time (35 hr/wk) with a benefit package
  • The Mercer County Juvenile  Probation Department operates under the direct supervision of the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with background of at least 18 credits in the behavioral or social sciences.  Masters Degree preferred.
  • Excellent assessment, communication, computer and writing skills
  • Act 33 and 34 Clearances
  • Minimum of three years experience in the Juvenile Justice or related human services field.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Base knowledge of Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs.
  • Knowledge of collateral human service agencies, schools and community-based resources.
  • Motivational Interviewing  and Self-Defense Training (trained by department)
  • Certification in Drug Testing, Pepper Spray, Expandable Baton, and TASER (trained by department)
  • Knowledge of handcuffing and search and seizure procedures (trained by department)

 

 

Position Duties:

 

  • Investigation of alleged delinquency referrals or related matters as directed by the Courts
  • Perform and interpret the results of the YLS Risk Assessment Tool.
  • Schedule and attend Court Hearings and pre-trial meetings
  • Preparation of written pre-disposition reports (social history) with dispositional recommendations and case plan to the Courts, to include court presentation and testimony.
  • Take into custody and detain a child under the purview of the Juvenile Probation Department.
  • Data Entry of case information into the PA Juvenile Case Management System (JCMS).
  • Daily interaction with Victim/Witness Coordinator.
  • Collection of restitution and court costs
  • Case management of delinquent children to include completion of all fiscal/case management paperwork.
  • Direct supervision of alleged delinquent children at school, in their home and in the community, as authorized by law.
  • Monitoring of out-of-home placements and the development of after-care treatment plans to facilitate the child’s successful reintegration to the community.
  • Transportation of delinquent youth to court, shelter care, placement facilities, etc.
  • Monitor delinquent children placed on electronic monitoring, perform drug screens and oversee day community service.
  • Must be available 24/7 for crisis intervention in emergency situations.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer or the Courts.

 

Duties are consistent with requirements outlined by the PA Juvenile Act (Title 42 PA C.S Section 6301 et. Seq.), Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure, Balanced and Restorative Justice, the Juvenile Justice Enhancement Strategy and standards set forth by the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas and the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.

 

How To Apply:

 

Please send standard County Application, letter of interest, salary history, resume, and three references to the following:

                                    Mercer County Juvenile Probation Department

                                    120 Strawberry Street

                                    Mercer, PA 16137

 

Copies of College transcripts, references and Act 33 and 34 clearances will be required upon interview.

 

Deadline to Apply:  March 28, 2015

 





Position: Community-Based Juvenile Probation Officer Posted: March 13, 2015 Deadline:March 28, 2015 2

 

Department:   Juvenile Probation Department

Position Title: Community-Based Juvenile Probation Officer

Pay Classification:  P&A 6 Entry Level ($34,172)

Reports To:  Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

Overall Description of the Position:

 

  • Position is Full Time (35 hr./wk.) with a benefit package
  • The Mercer County Juvenile Probation Department operates under the direct supervision of the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas
  • Position is partially grant-funded via Juvenile Court Judges Commission
  • Duties aligned with the basic principles of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Enhancements Strategy

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with background of at least 18 credits in the behavioral or social sciences. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Excellent assessment, communication, computer and writing skills
  • Act 33 and 34 Clearances
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the Juvenile Justice or related human services field
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Basic knowledge of evidence based prevention and intervention programs
  • Knowledge of collateral human service agencies, schools and community-based resources
  • Experience in group dynamics and the group facilitation process 
  • Experience in the design, development and implementation of evidence-based programs
  • Experience in performance measurement and outcome evaluations
  • Knowledge of self-defense/safe physical management procedures and the use of force continuum (trained by department)
  • Certification in drug testing, pepper spray, expandable baton, and TASER (trained by department)
  • Knowledge of handcuffing/search and seizure procedures (trained by department).

 

 

 

 

Position Responsibilities

 

 

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs for youth and families throughout Mercer County as identified by the Juvenile Probation Department
  • Effectively facilitate evidence based program/group activities in-house and in the community
  • Maintain accurate/ up-to-date participant records/database and related statistics for analysis
  • Complete evaluation reports and record related data accurately and efficiently in order to measure participant performance, program impact/effectiveness and outcomes
  • Attend workshops, trainings and conferences as needed to successfully administrate and/or operate selected evidence based programs
  • Act as a liaison with county/community efforts to address youth and family risk/protective factors identified by the Juvenile Probation Department and  the Communities That Care process
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community/human service agencies, businesses, schools, law enforcement, and other related stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with evidence based program standards and the quality of the services delivered to guarantee fidelity 
  • Maintain compliance with the policies and procedures of the Juvenile Probation Department and Juvenile Court Judges Commission Specialized Probation Services Standards
  • Educate the community regarding the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice and the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy
  • Uphold the overall mission/goals of the Juvenile Probation Department and the Court of Common Pleas
  • All other duties as assigned

 

Duties are consistent with requirements outlined by the PA Juvenile Act (Title 42 PA C.S Section 6301 et. Seq.), Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure, Balanced and Restorative Justice the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy and standards set forth by the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas and the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.

 

How to Apply:

 

Please send standard County Application, letter of interest, salary history, resume, and three references to the following:

                                    Mercer County Juvenile Probation Department

                                    120 Strawberry Street

                                    Mercer, PA 16137

 

Copies of College transcripts, references and Act 33 and 34 clearances will be required upon interview.

 

Deadline to Apply:  March 28, 2015





Position: Deputy Controller Posted: March 27, 2015 Deadline: April 6, 2015 2

 

Department:  Controller’s Office

 

Position Title:  Deputy Controller

 

Pay Classification:  P&A 07 ($38,446 - $55,634)

 

Reports To:  Controller

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  3-24-2015

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

Assist the County Controller as the First Deputy by overseeing, supervising and coordinating activities of workers engaged in financial reporting and account practices.  Areas of responsibility and direct oversight include but are not limited to accounts payable, tax revenues, county employee pensions and payroll processing.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a responsible position in business, auditing, or accounting.
  • Prior experience in staff supervision strongly preferred.
  • Fluent in current Windows operating systems and current Windows Office Suite. 
  • Must have knowledge of and experience with software used to produce general ledgers, financial statements, accounts payable and payroll.
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, financial reports, technical procedures and The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mercer county laws or governmental regulations. 
  • Must have the ability to work and interact on a daily basis with staff, county employees, elected officials, department heads, auditors, and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to use advanced mathematical skills, principles of advanced accounting and advanced financial theory in the practice of governmental tax collection, auditing and accounting.
  • Knowledge of County finance administration, governmental accounting and budgeting a plus.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of IRS regulations on payroll transactions and reports.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent organization and problem solving skills are required.
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs. frequently, up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, bend, and twist at will.

 

Position Duties:

 

  • Directly supervises the clerical employees in the Controller’s Department by carrying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the County’s policies and applicable state and federal laws.
  • Departmental staff oversight includes but is not limited to employee training; planning, assigning and directing employee work loads and processes; appraising employee performance and outcomes;  and addressing employee disciplinary issues and complaints through problem resolution and employee counseling.
  • Directs, controls, and manages the County’s retirement plans based on PA County Pension Law and the Mercer County Retirement Board. 
  • Calculates and provides retirement quotes to employees, explains retirement options to future retirees, and coordinates monthly retiree payments. 
  • Determines employee refunds and coordinates roll-overs with outside companies. 
  • Prepares and coordinates County Employee annual payroll information with outside actuary.
  • Verifies journal and ledger entries of cash and check payments, purchases, expenses and trial balances by examining source documents and authentication of inventory items.
  • Inspects items in books of original entry to determine if accepted accounting procedure was followed in the recording of County financial transactions.
  • Coordinates with the Treasurer’s office on various accounting functions including cash flow requirements and check distribution.
  • Approves all accounts payable invoice batches; authorizes payment of general fund distributions for payroll and accounts payable; ensures proper coding and entry; maintains copies for files and generates “Positive Pay” file.
  • Directs and oversees computation of County employee payroll according to County contracts, pay plans and the County of Mercer Salary Board.
  • Directs and oversees compilation of other payroll data such as pension, insurance, third party sick pay, payroll taxes and union dues payments.
  • Responsible for timely production and filing of year end and quarterly reports as required.  Items to include employee W2’s, 1099-R’s, 1099-Misc. and UC-2 reports.
  • Coordinates accounting documents and reports with outside auditors including liquid fuel, indirect cost, state and annual audits.
  • Administers and operation of the department in the absence of the Controller.
  • Works closely with all County departments primarily but not limited to Fiscal, Human Resources, Treasurer, Children and Youth, Domestic Relations and Bridge Departments.
  • Performs all other duties as required or assigned.

 

How to apply:

 

All interested applicants must print and complete the Standard County of Mercer Application for employment.

 

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

 

                                    Mercer County 

                                    HR Department

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137

 

Deadline to Apply:  April 6, 2015





Position: Court Reporter Posted: March 16, 2015 Deadline:April 13, 2015 2

           

Court Reporter

Full Time

 

Mercer County will have an opening for a Court Reporter beginning in June, 2015.  This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week.  The salary range is $24,619 to a top end of $39,125.  Additional income is earned by processing court orders and transcripts.  Starting salary is dependent upon experience.  There is a comprehensive benefit package included.  An RPR status is preferred, but not required.  A Diamante writer and Case CATalyst software are provided.  

 

How to Apply:

 

Please send the standard County Application, a letter of interest, salary history, resume, and three references to the following:

 

Peter A. Morin

District Court Administrator

Mercer County Courthouse

North Diamond Street

Mercer, PA  16137

(724) 663-3800 ext. 2516

fax: (724) 662-3838

 

Deadline to Apply:  April 13, 2015

 

Applications can be made by regular mail, fax or email to: pmorin@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us