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

Telecommunicator (Part-Time) | Tax Assessment Mapper

Position: Part-Time Telecommunicator Posted: April 10, 2014 Deadline: April 26, 2014 2


Department:  E911 Center


Position Title:   Part Time Telecommunicator


Pay Classification:  TCE 06  (Starting Wage - $12.75/hr)


Reports To:  EMA Director and E911 Deputy Director


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  2-13-2012



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.
  • Must not have a criminal record.


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 employement.  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:  April 26, 2014

Position: Tax Assessment Mapper Posted: April 16, 2014 Deadline: May 3, 2014 2


Department:   Tax Assessment


Position Title: Mapper


Pay Classification:  TCC 06 (staring pay rate: $14.74hr)


Reports To:    Director of Tax Assessment and Tax Claim


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 4/10/2014



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


Keeps records and plots maps of properties to show deed or other instrument descriptions, records of ownership, property boundaries and other features by performing the following duties.


Position Requirements:


  • High school diploma or general degree (GED)
  • Drafting or mapping experience or training required
  • Ability to utilize and display proficiency with ArcGIS software
  • Must be adept at algebraic, geometric, trigonometric and other mathematical functions.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret or determine descriptions of real property or other rights conveyed by deeds and other recorded instruments
  • Ability to write and understand real property legal descriptions, survey and subdivision documents, reports and business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and responses to questions or inquiries from managers, developers, attorneys, appraisers, real property professional s and the general public
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety on technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to develop a working knowledge of the principles and practices of drafting and mapping, on paper, Mylar, or computer software.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and ability to operate computerized mapping software
  • Knowledge of equipment used in drafting, mapping and duplication.


Position Duties:


  • Reads and interprets deeds and other instruments to identify and plot property boundaries on Tax Assessment Office maps.
  • Reviews maps and other materials such as existing maps, old maps,  recorded deeds and other instruments, examines corresponding  property area of existing maps to verify  correct identification and accuracy of specified property boundaries.           
  • Utilizes appropriate drafting tools, ArcGIS software, and/or other software as required.
  • Makes revisions and updates to existing maps, drafts new maps, identifies and marks previous errors and makes corrections as needed.
  • Prepares legible, complete, accurate working plans from rough or detailed sketches or notes.
  • Coordinates work to ensure that appropriate records are being updated for all tax assessment records.
  • Answers the telephone, receives the general public, routes inquiries to appropriate individual or department. 
  • Provides routine information related to property boundaries, ownership, land areas, construction and subdivisions.
  • Completes other mapping, revenue and tax department or related work tasks as necessary or assigned by the Department of Revenue director or supervisor.
  • 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:  May 3, 2014