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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Positions Currently Available

Senior Procedure Clerk (Part-Time) | Telecommincator (Part-Time)

Position: Senior Procedure Clerk (Part-Time) Posted: July 22, 2014 Deadline: August 2, 2014 2


Department:  Mercer County Courts – District Magistrate Office


Position Title: Senior Procedure Clerk – Part Time


Pay Classification: TCN 06 (Pay Range - $12.88 entry wage to $16.84)


Reports To:  District Judge


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 07/21/2014



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


Senior Procedure Clerks perform all clerical duties relative to the processing of forms and servicing of persons filing action with the District Magistrate’s Office.



Position Requirements:


  • High School Diploma
  • A minimum of one to three years of related experience preferred. 
  • Previous legal administrative experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of legal terminology, the criminal justice system and the court system a plus
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential and/or legal issues
  • Knowledge of and ability to use  Microsoft Office Products (Basic Word, Word Perfect and Excel understanding and use required)
  • Professional Verbal and Written Communication
  • Ability to work against tight time deadline
  • Ability to maintain records and files on a daily basis
  • Basic record keeping skills
  • Ability to type quickly and efficiently.  Accuracy is of utmost importance.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals either on computer or calculator
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate and work with various other county and state departments and organizations
  • Work independently with minimal supervision



Position Duties:


  • Types letters, forms, reports and other correspondence
  • Photocopies, scans, or images various types of documents
  • Phone receptionist  and customer service duties
  • Duties also involve both accounting or procedural tasks and the handling of money.
  • Assist District Justice office staff members on a daily basis
  • Assist with the scheduling of hearings
  • Works on special projects as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned or required


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


**The County will be hiring for a part time position at both the Grove City and Mercer Office locations.  Please indicate on your application under position applying for if you would like to be considered for Grove City, Mercer, or both.


Deadline to Apply:  August 2, 2014


Position: Telecommunicator (Part-Time) Posted: July 24, 2014 Deadline: August 9, 2014 2


Department:  E911 Center


Position Title:   Part Time Telecommunicator


Pay Classification:  TCE 06 (Starting Wage - $13.27/hr)


Reports To:  EMA Director and E911 Deputy Director


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  7-24-2014



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:  Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2014