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

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Internal Auditor | Caseworker I and II | Custodial Worker (Part Time)

Position: Internal Auditor Posted: October 19, 2020 Deadline: November 2, 2020 Print Job Description


Department:              CONTROLLER


Position Title:            INTERNAL AUDITOR


Pay Classification:   P&A 07 ($23.26/hr. Entry)


Reports To:               COUNTY CONTROLLER


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  10/19/2020



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


  • The primary purpose of this job is to perform financial and/or compliance audits of the County’s Row Offices, Court-related offices, and any other department or agency responsible for collecting money on behalf of the County.
  • Oversight and maintenance of the County’s financial chart of accounts, financial general ledger, and payroll processes to ensure our procedures are in accordance with GAAP, GASB, and DCED regulations and other reporting requirements that may apply.
  • Technical support for policies and procedures related to governmental accounting, payroll processing and reporting, and electronic software utilized for various accounting and auditing procedures. 



Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in business, auditing, or accounting.
  • 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 use advanced mathematical skills in practice of governmental tax collection, auditing, and accounting.
  • Knowledge of County finance administration, governmental accounting and budgeting a plus.
  • 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, bend, walk, and twist at will.



Position Duties focused on financial auditing: 


  • Prepare a work plan at the beginning of the year for the audits, special projects, and reports to be completed in compliance with PA County Code and other regulatory requirements.
  • Develop, review, and modify as needed, audit plans and procedures for each project.
  • Determine that the auditee complied with applicable laws, regulations, and procedures established for their office or department.
  • Compile annual totals for schedules included in each report.
  • Review audit work papers for accuracy and completeness including detail of audit procedures taken, results of various tests conducted, and analysis of results.
  • Discuss audit findings and recommendations with auditee.
  • Prepare draft audit report for review by County Controller.
  • Upon approval, prepare, and distribute final copies of audit reports.



Position Duties focused on maintenance of County’s financial software: 


  • Set up new funds and financial general ledger accounts in accordance with regulatory agencies.
  • Review annual budget of each fund to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Serve as Consultant regarding appropriate financial general ledger account charged, documentation, and authorizations for processing of various transactions.
  • Periodic review of various accounts from the general ledger for all funds to identify, report, and request corrective action concerning any variances or inaccuracies to assure consistency of reporting within the system.
  • Year-end closing procedures, reconciliations, and preparation for external auditors.





Position Duties focused on technical support:


  • Develop procedures and spreadsheets as may be required for various functions.
  • Supervise operation of electronic spreadsheet and word processing software for various functions performed by clerical staff.
  • Consultation to various clerical staff, County Officials, and Department Heads regarding proper recording of transactions in the County’s financial software.
  • Assist external auditors in preparation of various schedules, account analysis, and resolution of miscellaneous issues and questions.
  • Document and report errors with in software systems utilized for operations to customer service representatives.



**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: November 2, 2020

Position: Caseworker I and II Posted: October 22, 2020 Deadline: October 29, 2020 Print Job Description


Department:  Children and Youth Services


Position Title: Caseworker I and II


Pay Classification: YCW 00-00 (Caseworker I Entry $18.39/hr.)


                                    YCW 00-01 (Caseworker II Entry $19.10/hr.)


Reports To:  CYS Director/Assistant Director and Casework Supervisor


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  03/17/2020




Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


This is professional social service work with Mercer County Children and Youth Services. Caseworkers provide a full range of social and casework/management services to children, youth and families to assist them in attaining a more satisfactory social, economic, emotional, or physical adjustment. An important aspect of this work is the employment of casework skills in obtaining essential information, counseling clients and members of their families, and helping them to utilize all available resources. Work also involves the application of problem- solving techniques, providing counseling to maximize service delivery and to achieve service plan goals, monitoring client behavior, and interacting with agencies which make up the service network. Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, policies, and procedures but employees are expected to exercise initiative and judgment in discharging their duties.



Position Requirements:  (Below listed requirements will determine if a new hire begins employment as a CWI or CWII.  Training period for a CWI is approx. 6 months, prior to transitioning to a CWII.


Caseworker I


  • Required Minimum Experience and Training:  A bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.


Caseworker II


  • Required Minimum Experience and Training:  Six months of experience as a County Caseworker 1; OR Successful completion of the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program or County Social Casework Intern program; OR A bachelor's degree with a social welfare major; OR A bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences and one year of professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency.


  • Child Welfare Direct Service Worker Certification


Additional Position Requirements:

  • Standard hours of Work are M-F from 8:30AM to 4:30 PM with a ½ hour lunch (37.5 hrs./week)
  • Additional time at work may be required and flexibility of work times may be required to accommodate clients.
  • Must have the ability to fulfill on-call client services on nights and weekends on a rotation basis. 
  • All Required Child Abuse Clearances
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrates the ability to professionally express ideas.
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete written documentation that is not only grammatically correct, but also professionally prepared. Possesses the ability to articulate and communicate the roles and responsibilities for the Agency.
  • Provides casework and counseling services to clients and members of their families to aid them in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations.
  • Provides protective and supportive services for clients who are in situations detrimental to their well-being or that of the community, or who are undergoing treatment or hospitalization.
  • Possesses a clear understand of the Child Protective Service Law, the Juvenile Act, and all regulations governing child welfare practices, as well as Agency policies and procedures. Possess clear understanding of child welfare principles, philosophy and mission.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current social, economic and health problems and resources and the ability to understand and accept the needs and rights of others.
  • Possesses the ability to engage clients and works with a light level of resistance.
  • Possesses the ability to engage clients and works with a high level of resistance.
  • Possesses excellent crisis management skills to de-escalate hostile, angry situations.
  • Ability to complete thorough initial and ongoing risk and safety assessments, child and family assessment. Ensure that children are provided a safe, stable environment and will take emergency measures if child appears to be at risk.
  • Possesses the ability to conduct individual and family interviews to identify problems and formulate plans for intervention. Basic knowledge of family system theory; genograms; and casual factors associated with abuse and neglect of children.
  • Possesses the knowledge of the steps of child development and ways to work effectively with parents of children with developmental delays.
  • Teaches clients home and budget management, child/adult care, and parenting skills; and assists with housing, employment, recreation and living arrangements, as required.



Position Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Ability to complete thorough initial and ongoing risk and safety assessments, child and family assessments. Ensure that children are provided a safe, stable environment and can take emergency measures if child appears to be at risk.
  • Conduct and complete investigations of referrals of abuse and neglect as defined by law, regulation and agency policy.
  • Provide supportive and protective services to children of abuse and neglect.
  • Develop family service plans and assess the goals on an ongoing basis to determine the adequacy of the plan and make revisions as required, prepare petitions, court summaries and documents as well as testify in court, schedule meetings with other agencies, dictation and documentation of case activities through correspondence, reports, case histories and other records.
  • Attend individual supervisory meetings, unit meeting and staff meetings to assist in developing performance and case management skills and to continue to become familiar with current methods and techniques as well as changes in laws, regulations, and Agency policies.
  • Conduct phone intakes to collect appropriate information and to screen incoming referrals and make collateral contacts as necessary.
  • Obtains information from clients, members of their families, and others, necessary for the identification of social, economic, emotional, health or physical problems and assists clients in obtaining a wide variety of services on the basis of established policy, regulations and statutes.
  • Participates in team meetings for the purpose of developing service plans to address the needs of clients and their families.
  • Identifies appropriate community resources for clients, refers and links them to those resources, and advocates on behalf of client for resource service delivery.
  • Continually assesses the adequacy of client service plans and revises, when necessary, to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Possesses the ability to work effectively with people and develops and maintains working relationships with clients, their families, other staff and outside agencies as well as the general public.
  • Works collaboratively with social agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and other community resources.
  • Participates and when necessary conducts team meetings such as MDITs, Team Meetings, etc. to develop appropriate strategies for effective intervention and work collaboratively with other resource agencies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan and organize their work, prepares adequate records and reports, and sets proprieties and maintains a caseload in an effective and timely manner. Possesses excellent time management skills.
  • Possesses knowledge of agency’s internal resources.
  • Possesses the ability to be a team player, asks for feedback and accepts supervision, is flexible and non-judgmental.
  • Possesses the ability to be physically mobile over rough terrain in community while making home visits; verbally engages in conversation, utilizes phone, and observes and identifies physical indicators of abuse and neglect.
  • The ability to lift 15 to 20 pounds and physically supervise young children.
  • Complete all requirements for certification and attend trainings.
  • Interpret Agency policies, laws, regulations and procedures as well as programs to individuals, groups, and other agencies.
  • Participate in Emergency on-call duties and/or other non-traditional hours as required to meet client needs.
  • Provide proper use of equipment such as computers, printers, personal vehicles, copy machines, telephones, fax machines, video and camera equipment and cell phones.
  • Engage in placement planning including a determination of appropriate placement home or facility, sharing information regarding the child’s treatment, education and medical needs and preparation of the child and families for placement.
  • Develop and modify Family Services Plans to address the needs for families and children in the home and prepare Child Permanency Plans for children who are placed out of the home. Perform all duties regarding placement as defined by regulations and policy.
  • Prepare court packets and memos, attend court hearings, and provide testimony in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provide for visitation for children in placement, including scheduling visits, providing transportation and/or supervision when appropriate.
  • Engage in permanency planning for children in placement by identifying a permanent home for the children. Provide proper documentation and testimony for termination of parental rights. Complete appropriate adoption assessments and court materials. Identify and prepare the adoptive home and prepare the child and family for adoption.
  • Provide or arrange transportation services on behalf of clients when necessary and appropriate.
  • Performs all other work-related duties as required.



Physical and Mental Requirements:


  • Must possess the ability to record, convey and present information, explain procedures and follow instructions.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday, with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting and reaching, as necessary to carry out job duties.
  • Dexterity requirements range from simple to coordinated movements of fingers/hands, feet/legs; torso necessary to carry out duties of job.
  • Sedentary work that may incur occasional lifting/carrying objects with a maximum weight of thirty pounds.
  • Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position.
  • Must be able to react quickly physically and mentally in the event of a disturbance or physical outbreak.



How to Apply:


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


                                    Mercer County Human Resources Dept.

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


Copies of College transcripts and clearances will be required upon interview.


Deadline to Apply:  October 29, 2020

Position: Custodial Worker (Part Time) Posted: October 22, 2020 Deadline: October 30, 2020 Print Job Description


Department:  Maintenance/Building and Grounds


Position Title:  Custodial Worker I (PT Housekeeping)


Pay Classification:  TCC 02 ($13.64/hr. starting wage)


Reports To:  Facilities Manager and Custodial Supervisor


Position is Part Time: (20 hr./week) M-F evenings (4:30 PM – 8:30 PM)       


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  6-1-2020



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 wastepaper 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, windowsills and ledges.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties as may be assigned or required.


Supervision Exercised:


  • None


Certificates and Licenses:


  • Must be able to pass pre-employment/post offer of hire criminal history background check, drug test and physical exam.


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:  October 30, 2020


Must be postmarked by Deadline date