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

Maintenance III | Senior Accountant | Clerical Assistant



Position: Maintenance III Posted: September 3, 2014 Deadline: September 19, 2014 2

 

Department:  Maintenance/Building and Grounds

 

Position Title:  Maintenance III

 

Pay Classification:  TCC 7 (Starting rate - $15.18/hr)

 

Reports To:  Facilities Manager

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  09-03-2014

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

Technical position covering actual maintenance, repair, replacement and alterations to all County buildings and facilities including assignments at the County Prison.

 

 

Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of electrical principles and wiring specifications codes, familiarity with drawings and wiring diagrams.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices, tools and equipment involved in the maintenance of buildings including plumbing, carpentry, and masonry.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions required in this type of work.
  • Ability to plan work and estimate needs and costs accurately.
  • Ability to work with and direct other personnel assigned to help on any particular task.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs frequently, up to 100lbs occasionally
  • Must be able to work from ladders, lifts, and in confined spaces
  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, bend, twist at will
  • Must have a current and valid Drivers License

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Duties:

  • Performs electrical and mechanical repairs such as repairs and replacements of light fixtures and electrical circuits.
  • Performs necessary carpentry such as building walls, installing drywall, installing ceilings, ect.
  • Performs necessary plumbing such as repair, replacement and installation of plumbing fixtures. 
  • Performs painting, staining and finishing duties.
  • Performs clean-up and custodial duties as needed.
  • Prepares estimates of cost of proposed items of repair, replacement or new installations along with recommendations regarding projects.
  • Performs such other related duties and tasks as may be assigned or required.

 

  • All other duties as assigned

 

How to Apply:

 

Please send a letter of interest, salary history, resume, and completed standard County of Mercer Application for employment to:

 

                                    Mercer County Human Resources

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137

 

 

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, September 19, 2014






Position: Maintenance III Posted: September 10, 2014 Deadline: September 20, 2014 2

 

 

Department:              FISCAL

 

Position Title:            SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

 

Pay Classification:   P&A 06 (Entry $33,502 – $47,362)

 

Reports To:                FISCAL ADMINISTRATOR

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  May 27, 2014

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

  • Support the Fiscal Administrator in developing accounting policies and in preparation of the annual county budget, with emphasis on non-tax funding sources.
  • Establish accounting data stream within the County general ledger system, and develop other data tracking processes required by particular funding sources.
  • Work with elected officials and department heads to guide them through implementation of the County grant application and administration process.
  • Coordinate fiscal procedures, revenue tracking, and expenditure control with the Human Services programs of the County.   

 

Position Requirements:

  • Excellent computer skills (including Excel, Word, GEMS)
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities
  • Good organizational skills;  self-starter able to establish and meet deadlines (audits, budget process, and grants), including overtime as needed
  • Adaptability to variety of internet-based grantor tracking systems.   This includes all three branches of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Mental Health and Developmental Services, and Office of Children Youth and Families), as well as independent programs such as Area Agency on Aging.
  • Function independently as the County’s expert on grant accounting and auditing
  • Bachelor’s degree with accounting major
  • Minimum five years experience with variety of accounting systems; governmental fund-based systems a plus
  • Communicate orally and in writing with department heads, auditors, and grantors to tactfully explain or persuade grant requirements

 

 

Position Duties focused on non-tax funding sources:

  • Develop and modify program budgets
  • Coordinate chart of accounts with Controller to comply with funding source requirements
  • Monitor reporting requirements, both financial and performance milestones
  • Assist County departments with financial aspects of grant applications, including developing budgets and extracting general ledger information
  • Develop and maintain special report tracking system
  • Prepare workpapers for auditors and coordinate departmental audit preparation
  • Improve relationships with administrative offices of state and federal funding sources
  • Under DPW guidelines, evaluate expenditures under contracts to sub-recipients in MH/DS, CYS, and Aging programs.
  • Proactively guide department heads and employees to follow contract terms to prevent disallowance of incurred costs, including staff development and supervision functions of clerical staff
  • Develop proficiency in each of the grantor computer-based reporting systems
  • Prepare financial audit workpapers and analyses
  • Participate in Payment Request processing, monthly reporting, and the annual budget process
  • Other duties as assigned to meet needs of the financial administrative function.

 

**This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  **

 

How To Apply:

 

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:  September 20th, 2014

 

 

 






Position: Clerical Assistant Posted: September 15, 2014 Deadline: September 29, 2014 2

 

Department:  Mercer County Prothonotary’s Office      

 

Position Title:   Clerical Assistant

 

Pay Classification:   TCN 06 (Entry $14.31/hr)

 

Reports To:    County Prothonotary

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  9/15/2014

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

Handles technical administrative activities by and aids management in the registry and recordkeeping of legal proceedings, civil actions and the filing of legal actions by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff.

 

 

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • High School Diploma or GED and three years related experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Work experience in the legal secretarial field preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Products (Access and Excel)
  • Professional Verbal and Written Communication
  • High level of in person and telephone customer service skills required.
  • High level of basic Mathematical Skills for the purpose of financial record keeping and governmental fee collection. 
  • Ability to work against tight time deadline.
  • Ability to maintain records and files on a daily basis.
  • Must be organized at all times.
  • Ability to type quickly and efficiently. (60 WPM)
  • Ability to use computer or calculator with speed and accuracy.
  • Must establish and maintain an effective working relationship, both over the phone and in person with members of the public, the courts, attorneys and other officials.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work with regular interruptions.

 

 

 

 

Position Duties:

 

  • Receives, interprets and analyzes, and bills various instruments filled by attorneys and returned from court to determine the appropriate docket for entry and what excerpts to type on the various dockets.
  • Accepts, processes and posts receipt of monies for all documents filed in the Prothonotary’s office.
  • Processes passport applications.  Coordinates passport applications with the State Department, as necessary.
  • Records entries of cash and check payments of all fees received and keeps accounts in balance by examining source documents.
  • Administers the receipt, banking and custody of funds according to Pennsylvania state laws and regulations and County policies and regulations.
  • Enters alphabetic, numeric, or symbolic legal data from source documents into computer following format displayed on screen.
  • Compares data entered with source documents, or re-enters data in verification format on screen to detect errors.
  • Monitors for compliance with Federal and State agency regulations and prepares reports as required.
  • Preparation and issuance of Writs of Execution to the Sheriff and writs for rules to file complaints.
  • Answers the telephone, receives the general public, routes inquires to the appropriate individual or department and gives out routine information.  Answers requests for information from attorneys, the general public and court employees.
  • All other duties as assigned

 

 

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Must be able to stand, sit, and walk at will.
  • Must have the ability to engage in frequent or constant computer use.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel , squat
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lb on a regular basis and up to 50lb on an occasional basis.

 

How to Apply:

 

Please send a letter of interest, salary history, resume, and completed standard County of Mercer Application for employment to:

 

                                    Mercer County Human Resources

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137

 

 

Deadline to Apply:  September 29, 2014