County Employment Opportunities

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

Victim Witness Coordinator (Part-Time) | Clerical Assistant (Part-Time) | Seasonal Clerical Assistant (Part-Time)






Position: Victim Witness Coordinator (Part-Time) Posted: January 9, 2020 Deadline: January 23, 2020 Print Job Description

 

Department:  District Attorney’s Office

 

Position Title: Victim Witness Coordinators (Part Time /21hrs per wk.)

 

Pay Classification: P&A 05 (Entry $16.67/hr.) 

 

Reports To:  District Attorney and Director of Victim Services

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 01/08/2020

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


Victim/Witness Coordinators will work within the District Attorney’s Office and assist victims and witnesses in navigating through the judicial system of Mercer County, both in adult and juvenile court.  The Coordinators provide vital information to Judges, plan and problem solve with county offices, state agencies and human service agencies within Mercer County.  These positions are the link to assure that victims of crime receive their mandated rights, and crucial to restoring victims back to where they were before the crime occurred.

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • High level of understanding of Pennsylvania’s Consolidated Victim Service Program Standards
  • Familiarity with The Pennsylvania Bill of Rights for Victims, Act 111 and the Crime Victims Act, 18 P.S. 11.101-11.5102
  • Thorough knowledge and strict adherence to the Pennsylvania Code of Ethics for Victim Services
  • Familiarity with Act 84 of Title 42 regarding Pennsylvania restitution laws
  • Ability to speak calmly and confidently to convey information to victims, witnesses, police officers, defense attorneys and others in person and on the phone, who may be emotional and/or adversarial
  • High level of organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict legal time constraints
  • Technical knowledge of personal computer operations including Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows, and ability to learn software such as CPCMS, JCMS, PMS and INFOCON
  • Multitasking – able to deal with many time sensitive issues at one time
  • Ability to work in a professional and confidential environment
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills allowing for effective interaction with judges, attorneys, police officers, other County agencies, crime victims, witnesses, experts at hospitals and crime labs
  • Ability to comprehend various insurance company statements and documents, in order to properly prepare restitution amounts for the courts
  • Ability to assist victims with complicated Victims Compensation Assistance Program claim forms
  • Ability to assist victims with SAVIN, the State Automated Victim Notification System, and with registering with the Office of the Victim Advocate
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interview and elicit information from individuals in a non-threatening, calm and authoritative manner
  • PA Child Abuse Clearances are required
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel in-county on a daily basis.

 

 

Position Duties:

 

The following duties are typical for the positions.  They are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

  • Performs victim advocacy work in accordance with Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Victim Rights and Services Act, which mandates the notification and participation in the criminal justice system for victims of crime and their families
  • Inform victims of their rights, and the options they have on choosing whether to participate in  court proceedings
  • Instruct victims on courtroom procedures, processes, and in deciphering outcomes
  • Assist victims in preparing Victim Impact Statements (VIS) for sentencing court
  • Provide court accompaniment for victims, as well as accompaniment to briefings by the District Attorney, police, and before the Pennsylvania Parole Board
  • Notify eligible victims of their opportunity to file claims with the Victims Compensation Assistance Board, and assist them in gathering all documentation needed in order to file an on-line claim; this requires the coordinators to have specific training in the DAVE system
  • Calculate restitution for Assistant District Attorneys to present in the courtroom, by contacting victims, ferreting out appropriate information, reviewing file for any substantiating information, collecting documentation and preparing an itemized summary sheet for the Judges
  • Assess the danger factor (both emotionally and physically) for victims, and recommend both short-term and long-term solutions
  • Inform and encourage victims to register with PA-SAVIN, for jail release notification
  • Familiarity with all other Mercer County Human Service Agencies, and the services they provide, in order to make appropriate referrals
  • Coordinate and oversee witness protection/relocation, as deemed necessary by the District Attorney
  • Keep accurate statistics of number of victims and all services provided, to satisfy Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant requirements

 

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:


A four year Bachelor’s degree or an Associate’s degree(Paralegal) or above and a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a legal or human services setting, or a combination of the above

 

Ability to attend and complete the Victim Witness Assistance Academy within 6 months of hire

 

Requires a minimum of 10 hours continuing education annually, per PCCD 

 

 

To Apply:

 

Please complete the standard County of Mercer Application and send a letter of interest, salary history, and your resume to the following:

 

                        Mercer County HR Department

                        17 Courthouse

                        Mercer, PA  16137

 

** The County of Mercer Standard Applications can be found at  www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us or can be obtained by stopping in the Human Resource office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.

 

Deadline to Apply:  January 23, 2020

 







Position: Clerical Assistant (Part-Time) Posted: January 9, 2020 Deadline: January 23, 2020 Print Job Description

 

Department:  District Attorney’s Office

 

Position Title: Clerical Assistants (Part Time)

 

Pay Classification: TCN 05 (Entry Rate - $14.13/hr.)

 

Reports To:  District Attorney and Office Director

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 01/01/2020

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position:

 

District Attorney Part-Time Clerical Assistants will work within the District Attorney’s Office and are responsible for discovery packets for arraignment court, felony trial subpoena preparation, Precious Metals documenting, office transcription, witness fee billing, evidence reproduction and filing/archiving.  These positions fill an important gap in assisting with the prosecution of criminal cases, and keeping paperwork flowing within the office.

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • An understanding of the Pennsylvania criminal justice system
  • Ability to learn the Pennsylvania Rules of Discovery, in order to ascertain which file documents are applicable to be given to defense attorneys, and those that are not
  • Ability to listen carefully and transcribe recordings
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail, especially regarding criminal case numbers, office file numbers, etc.
  • Ability to speak calmly and confidently to convey information to victims, witnesses, police officers, defense attorneys and others in person and on the phone, who may be emotional and/or adversarial
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict legal time constraints
  • Technical knowledge of personal computer operations including Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows, and ability to learn software such as CPCMS, INFOCON, and Creator Business
  • Multitasking – able to deal with many time sensitive issues at one time
  • Ability to work in a professional and confidential environment
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of documents including case files, police reports, criminal complaints, lab reports, and others
  • Ability to analyze information for appropriate action and resolution of case specific situations
  • Ability to keep large amounts of files organized
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle incoming calls and door inquiries, and ascertain the proper person to best assist the individual

 

Position Duties:

 

The following duties are typical for the positions.  They are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

 

  • Work with all branches of county government and other government agencies to gather information
  • Prepare subpoenas for all witnesses, police officers, and laboratory personnel, and distribute to the appropriate constable for service, in preparation for trials in all felony cases
  • Prepare files and documents weekly for arraignment court
  • Responsible for discovery packets; prepare criminal information, police records, evidence and all other support materials for appropriate distribution
  • Provide defense attorneys discovery packets via court or mail
  • Assemble original police report and orders for processing in clerk of courts
  • Prepare and submit witness fee documents to the fiscal office and clerk of courts for all police officers and witness’s that were present
  • Responsible for keeping lektrievers balanced, and preparing files for initial Archiving
  • Transcribe recordings of interviews and phone calls received from county detectives, attorneys, children and youth services and police officers
  • Input defense attorney entry of appearance once a preacipe is submitted
  • Withdraw defense attorney appearance according to court orders
  • Input bail bond information into Prosecutor Management Application
  • Archive and Request District Attorney files from county archive system
  • Input all assigned public defenders information into system before trial month
  • Responsible for Precious Metals (stolen jewelry); enter all precious metal sale receipts and present monthly report to county detectives and local police stations
  • Process office mail by opening, logging, stamping and distributing appropriately
  • Process and distribute court orders from clerk of courts
  • Reproduce evidence from emails, CD’s and DVD’s for attorneys
  • Responsible for upkeep of office filing
  • General office duties

 

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:

 

High school diploma and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the legal system or an office/school environment

 

 

 

To Apply:

 

Please complete the standard County of Mercer Application and send a letter of interest, salary history, and your resume to the following:

 

                        Mercer County HR Department

                        17 Courthouse

                        Mercer, PA  16137

 

** The County of Mercer Standard Applications can be found at  www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us or can be obtained by stopping in the Human Resource office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.

 

Deadline to Apply:  January 23, 2020

 







Position: Seasonal Clerical Assistant (Part-Time) Posted: January 15, 2020 Deadline: January 30, 2020 Print Job Description

 

Department:  Registration and Elections

 

Position TitlePT Seasonal Clerical Assistant

 

Pay Classification:  TCC 05 - starting at ($14.52/hr)

 

Reports To:  Director of Registration and Election

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  1-15-2020

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

Performs all routine clerical duties and administrative tasks as required by the voter Registration and Election Office. 

 

Position Requirements:

  • 4 year high school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as election correspondence and voting regulations.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Must have computer and technology skills including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to type at a rate of a least 45 words per minute.
  • Knowledge of the Commonwealth election and voting laws and regulations preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge of voting machines and related equipment.
  • Must have and be able to apply general mathematical skills (Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.)
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills are required.
  • 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 to 25 lbs. frequently, up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, bend, and twist at will.
  • Must be able to work on a PT basis, seasonally based on the election cycle.

 

Position Duties:

 

  • Assist the Election office during peak time in the election cycle by performing the listed task as needed or required:
    • Types reports, voter registration and election records and business correspondence, absentee ballots, forms and other material according to established procedure.
    • Registers qualified applicants to vote.
    • Questions applicant to obtain information (such as name, address, and age) and records data on prescribed forms.  Evaluate information obtained to determine applicant qualification for voter registration under the applicable laws and regulations.
    • Updates and maintains voter registration control records and information for verification and accountability of registered voters.  Updates records for the cancellation of voter registration.
    • Receives and reviews candidate election petitions and fees.
    • Updates lists of Elected Official lists and distributes Certificates of Election.
    • Receives and files ethics reports and campaign expense reports.
    • Enters alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic voter registration and election data from source documents into computer following format displayed on screen.
    • Computer data entered with source documents, or re-enters data in verification format on screen to detect errors.
    • Files records and reports, post information to records, and prepares office materials for mailing.
    • Answers the telephone, receives the general public (customer service), routes inquiries to the appropriate individual or department and gives out routine information.
    • Checks election ballots, voter registration records, business report forms and office records for completeness and accuracy.
    • Assists in preparing for elections and election vote counts.
    • Transfers and receives voter’s records to maintain voter history in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Motor Voter Law.
    • Updates and maintains lists of precinct election personnel, voting locations, and party committee people.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

How To Apply:

 

Please send the completed Mercer County standard application for employment, a letter of interest, and resume, to the following:

 

                                    Mercer County 

                                    HR Department

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137

 

Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2020