County Employment Opportunities

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 Accountant | Part-Time Telecommunicator

Position: Senior Accountant Posted: March 2, 2018 Deadline: March 19, 2018 Printer Icon


Department:              FISCAL


Position Title:            SENIOR ACCOUNTANT


Pay Classification:   P&A 06 ($19.93/HR Entry)


Reports To:                FISCAL ADMINISTRATOR


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  3/2/18



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 to become 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
  • 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
  • Prepare financial audit workpapers and analyses
  • Participate in Payment Request processing, monthly reporting, and the annual budget process
  • 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.
  • Develop proficiency in each of the grantor computer-based reporting systems
  • 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:  March 19, 2018


Position: Part-Time Telecommunicator Posted: March 5, 2018 Deadline: March 27, 2018 Printer Icon


Department:  E911 Center


Position Title:   Part Time Telecommunicator


Pay Classification:  TCE 06 (Entry $14.37/hr. to $18.12/hr)


Reports To:  EMA Director and E911 Deputy Director


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  5/12/2017



Position Summary:


            Specialized work in telecommunications at the highest level operating a 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 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:  March 27, 2018