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Human Resources Department
17 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
(724)-662-7514
Fax: 724-662-2189
  hr@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

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Drug Treatment Court Coordinator | Part-Time Telecommunicator | Part-Time Correctional Officer




Position: Drug Treatment Court Coordinator Posted: March 5, 2020 Deadline: April 3, 2020 Print Job Description

Position:                    Drug Treatment Court Coordinator

Department:              Intermediate Punishment Program

Reports To:               IPP Director

Program Area:          Community Corrections

Salary:                      P&A 05 (Entry $18.53 - max $26.05/hr.)                              

                       

Position Summary:

 

This is a professional level position within the Intermediate Punishment Program operating under the authority of the Mercer County Prison Board. The Drug Court Program is designed and expected to maintain the integrity and credibility of the Courts, Prison Board and the IP Program. Responsibility includes managing the day to day activities, scheduling court hearings, and appointments for case management, participant identification and tracking, community resource management and managing grant funding requirements. The Coordinator must be familiar with the operation of the criminal justice system and drug and alcohol addiction and treatment along with case management protocols. This employee must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with program participants and their families, law enforcement officials, court staff, treatment staff and support agencies. There is an element of risk inherent in working with the offender population. Each Coordinator is expected to supervise a caseload ratio of 15:1.

 

Essential Duties:

 

  1. Develop, implement and administer the goals, objectives and procedures for the Drug Court Program to ensure adherence to program policies and procedures.
  2. Compose and publish Mercer County’s Drug Court Operational Manual that will include but not be limited to defining the Program’s goals/objectives, programmatic rules and progression phases, training requirements, sanctions and incentives, performance measures and processes and operational procedures.
  3. Screen and assess all referrals received for Drug Court for eligibility.
  4. Obtain participant data and report all data through the PAJCIS system.
  5. Responsible for all aspects of supervision of assigned Drug Court participants.
  6. Assists program participants with the interpretation of Court Orders and their conditions.
  7. Conduct drug testing and maintain chain of custody for all appropriate specimens. Follows Drug Testing Policy collection policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of the specimen in all cases.
  8. Maintain records of drug testing in accordance with IP program policy and procedures. 
  9. Conduct alcohol breath testing using departmental supplied equipment.
  10. Attend and participate in all Drug Court hearings, case staffing and related activities.
  11. Review alarm summaries submitted by the alcohol monitoring center on a daily basis to include activity summaries and/or breath alcohol test results.
  12. Establish partnerships and linkages and maintain open lines of communication with drug and alcohol treatment agencies and mental health treatment providers, the faith based community, peer specialists, AA/NA groups and grass roots organizations.
  13. Properly educates stakeholders and the community on the Drug Court’s mission, goals and objectives.

Drug Court Coordinator

 

Position Description

 

  1. Conduct office, field and collateral contacts to ensure offender compliance with program policies and procedures and directives, Court Orders and their conditions.
  2. Responsible for maintaining the PAJCIS participant database.
  3. Investigates alleged violations of conditions governing supervision of the Drug Court Program. Complete and issue violation notices to offenders for infractions of program policies and regulations. Inform the Treatment Team of all violations of the Drug Court Program.
  4. Provide written reports regarding participant violations for review by the IP Director and Courts.
  5. Effectively carries out the policies and procedures for the Drug Court Program as established in the Mercer County Drug Court Program.
  6. Prepares monthly statistical reports and maintains and provides information for the preparation of such other reports as directed.
  7. Performs such other related tasks and duties as maybe requested or assigned by the Court, Drug Court Steering Committee, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, or IPP Director in support of the Drug Court Program.
  8. Coordinates treatment for offenders with special needs.
  9. Networks with local law enforcement, other court staff, probation/parole departments, drug and alcohol treatment providers, mental health treatment providers, housing providers and other treatment or social agencies that may become involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of the defendants.
  10. Completes and submits Daily Activity Reports to the IP Director identifying workload on a daily basis.
  11. Prepares recommendations and progress reports to the Court, treatment team and Drug Court Steering Committee as required.
  12. Provides daily or event occurrence updates of offender progressive records and files to include summarizing offender, collateral, offender employment, treatment and police contacts as they occur.
  13. Coordinate with governmental agencies, service providers and attorneys to provide services for program participants.
  14. Research, analyze and evaluate best practices for Drug Court Programs as established by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and PCCD.

 

Other Job Duties:

 

  1. Attends trainings, meetings and seminars as required or requested.
  2. Coordinates training and training related travel for the Drug Court Team.
  3. Research, analyze and evaluate best practices for Drug Court Programs as established by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and PCCD.
  4. Develop and manage all grant proposals on behalf of the Drug Court to maintain/increase funding and access to treatment services program participants. This would include developing partnerships with community agencies where applicable to develop grant applications to serve the best interests of the partnering agencies and the Drug Court Program.

 

Supervision Received:

 

The Drug Court Coordinator receives instruction and supervision from the Court, Drug Court Steering Committee, Mercer County Prison Board and/or IPP Director in regard to daily work duties.

 

Drug Court Coordinator

 

Position Description


 

Supervision Given:

 

None.

 

Qualifications:

 

A.        Education/Training:

  1. Minimum of a Bachelors degree in criminal justice or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  2. Working in the Criminal Justice System and/or Human Services with substantial exposure to the substance abuse and/or mental health fields.
  3. Ability to pass certification training as required and updating of specialized skills to include specialized training programs including self defense, firearms and weapons of self defense.
  4. Ability to learn and understand practices and procedures for the operation of the Drug Court Program.
  5. Must be able to successfully complete training in Motivational Interviewing, LSI-R, Drug Court Team Training on the Drug Court Model, PAJCIS System and drug testing protocols.
  6. Grant writing experience is beneficial.
  7. Federal Criminal History, Pennsylvania Criminal Background and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearances are required.

B.        Work experience:

  1. 3-5 years’ work experience is preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

 

  1. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language in an understandable manner in order to carry out the essential job functions.
  2. Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Must possess initiative and problem solving skills.
  4. Must possess the ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with co-workers and staff.
  5. Must possess knowledge of criminal justice system and drug and alcohol addiction.
  6. Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to offender information and records.
  7. Experience with Windows Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and database input and report writing.
  8. Must possess the willingness to travel as needed to carry out the essential job duties.
  9. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  10. Must be able to maintain accurate statistics and records in computer and in files and to provide required reports in a timely manner.
  11. Must possess the knowledge of ability to screen offenders and place them into appropriate programs.
  12. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  13. Must be competent to be able to complete certification for drug and hair testing.
  14. Ability to work within the Court of Common Pleas and Criminal Justice Advisory Board as part of the Criminal Justice Team.

 

 

Drug Court Coordinator

 

Position Description


 

  1. Must have the flexibility to respond to situations and tasks that fall outside of typical weekday work hours.

 

Working Conditions:

 

  1. Works indoors in adequate work space with adequate temperatures, ventilation and lighting.
  2. Moderate exposure to stress and disruptions.
  3. Normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt.
  4. Works in conditions of potential outbursts or disruptive behavior of defendants.
  5. Travels during all seasons and is exposed to outdoor elements including snowy, icy roadways.
  6. Conducts field contacts with offenders. Carries mace, TASER and expandable baton and is trained in defensive tactics both verbal and non-verbal.
  7. Potential exposure to infectious diseases during urinalysis and contacts.

 

This position works both in the office and community setting in the supervision of criminal offenders. Proper offender supervision includes potential hazards dealing with potentially violent, drugged and offensive persons including the offender, their family and friends in sometimes hostile environments.

 

Physical and Mental Conditions:

 

  1. Must possess the ability to record, convey and present information, explain procedures and follow instructions.
  2. 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.
  3. Dexterity requirements range from simple to coordinated movements of fingers/hands, feet/legs; torso necessary to carry out duties of job.
  4. Sedentary work that may incur occasional lifting/carrying objects with a maximum weight of thirty pounds.
  5. Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position.
  6. Must be able to react quickly physically and mentally in the event of a disturbance or physical outbreak.

 

This position requires the individual to be capable of actively participating in self defense training which may involve lifting, throwing, running, tumbling and utilize weapons of self defense.

 

 

Please Note: This is a grant funded, full time position with further employment contingent upon future funding availability and success of the program.

 

How To Apply:

 

Please send the standard County application, 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:  April 3, 2020

Application should be postmarked by deadline date. Due to the social distancing recommendation currently in effect, please mail, email or fax in your application. Human Resources contact information is listed at the top of the page




Position: Part-Time Telecommunicator Posted: March 9, 2020 Deadline: April 3, 2020 Print Job Description

 

Department:  E911 Center

 

Position Title:   Part Time Telecommunicator

 

Pay Classification:  TCE 06 (Entry $14.96/hr.)

 

Reports To:  EMA Director and E911 Deputy Director

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  1-29-2020

 

 

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.

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • Job allows standing, siting, and walking at will. 
  • Must have the ability to engage in frequent or constant phone and  computer use to include regular data entry via a keyboard/mouse.

 

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:  April 3, 2020

 

Application should be postmarked by deadline date. Due to the social distancing recommendation currently in effect, please mail, email or fax in your application. Human Resources contact information is listed at the top of the page

 





Position: Part-Time Correctional Officer Posted: March 19, 2020 Deadline: April 3, 2020 Print Job Description

 

Department:   Mercer County Jail

 

Position Title: Correctional Officer (Part-Time)

 

Pay Classification:  JCO 00-00 ($15.30/hr. Entry Wage)

 

Reports To:  Warden and Deputy Warden(s)

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 1/29/20

 

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General Overview:

Correctional Officers will perform the direct supervision of inmates at the County Detention Facility according to laws, regulations, and policies of the State of Pennsylvania and Mercer County.  Officers will enforce the facility rules and maintain facility security.  Officers are responsible for the care, custody, and control of inmates at the facility.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Directly supervises inmates in the facility during all aspects of their incarceration such as housing, visitation, meals, medication distribution, searches, activities, work programs.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of the facility
  • Must be able to act quickly, assess situations carefully, act in accordance with policy and procedure, and protect self and others (inmates and co-workers)
  • Conducts periodic cell pod checks, performs searches of inmates, performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband
  • Maintains discipline among inmates
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies in the prison (which may include assaults, fires, riots, disturbances, natural disasters, medical emergencies and hostage situations)
  • Maintains and updates Facility records (written, typing and basic computer skill required)
  • Receives and books inmates (perform fingerprinting, photographs and searches)

 

Physical/ Age Requirements:

 

  • Must be trained on and be able to perform weaponless self-defense and restraining techniques
  • Must be trained on and be able to perform the operation and use of restraining devices
  • Must be trained in and be able to perform initial first aid services to inmates as needed
  • Regularly walk, stand or stoop; occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to and over 100lbs.
  • Use tools and equipment requiring a high degree of security
  • Walk, stand, crouch or run on narrow, slippery inclining or erratically moving surfaces
  • Stair climbing required (all cell pods are 2 levels)
  • Sit and stand for sustained periods of time
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must pass a physical, drug and psychological evaluation post employment offer
  • Must pass a criminal background check post offer of employment.
  • Position requires up to 30 hours of work per week on an average annual basis.

 

Other Requirements:

 

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in criminal justice, social service or related field
  • Ability to perform multiple activities and quickly identify inappropriate inmate conduct
  • Ability to perform basic math
  • Ability to communicate via radios
  • Ability to work the rotating shifts (including weekends and holidays) as require by a 24/7 operating facility
  • Ability to train for 4 weeks or more at the Academy at the Department of Corrections.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • All other duties as assigned

 

 

How to apply:

 

All interested applicants must print and complete the Standard County of Mercer Application for employment.

 

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:  April 3, 2020

 

Application should be postmarked by deadline date. Due to the social distancing recommendation currently in effect, please mail, email or fax in your application. Human Resources contact information is listed at the top of the page