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

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Facility Maintenance Correctional Officer | Correctional Officer (Part-Time)




Position:Facility Maintenance/Correctional Officer (Full Time) Posted: June 22, 2015 Deadline: July 6, 2015 2

 

Department:   Mercer County Jail

 

Position Title: Facility Maintenance/Correctional Officer (Full Time)

 

Pay Classification:  JCO 00-01 ($15.35 Entry - $21.04)

 

Reports To:  Warden and Deputy Warden(s)

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 6/1/2015

 

 

Overall Descriptions of the Position: 

 

Maintenance personnel are responsible for maintaining the facility and overseeing inmate work crews in maintenance, housekeeping, and repair work in a correctional facility, including ground maintenance.    Emphasis is placed on performing and recording a preventive maintenance program and responding to emergency repairs.  Applicants must communicate effectively with staff, contractors, and other technicians.  Occasionally maintenance personnel may be required to work overtime or weekends.

 

 

Position Requirements:

 

Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Must have experience or training in at least two of the building trades: carpentry, electrical, masonry, painting, plumbing, or HVAC.  Two years of experience in general maintenance or facility maintenance is required.  A technical or vocational training certificate in maintenance related field is preferred.

Must be able lift up to 50 lbs. and able to work from ladders, lifts, and in confined spaces.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Must satisfactorily complete pre-employment testing, a physical examination, a drug test, and a background check to be considered for employment.

Should possess these personal qualities: interpersonal communications skills, alertness, dependability, mechanical knowledge, and the ability to resolve problems.

Must possess good verbal and written communication skills, and exhibit a willingness to learn computer operations.

Must be willing to be exposed to a physically challenging environment, which may include: exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens, physical and verbal assault, loud noises, prolonged sitting or standing, and restricted movement within or outside the facility.

Trained personnel must be able to respond appropriately to emergencies in the prison, which may include the following: assaults, fires, riots, disturbances, natural disasters, medical emergencies, and hostage situations.

Applicants will be required to supervise inmates during maintenance and housekeeping assignments.

Applicants will be required to attend and complete basic correctional training at an approved Department of Corrections training facility.

Basic knowledge of methods, practices, tools, and equipment involved in the maintenance of plumbing, carpentry, masonry, electrical, and HVAC systems.

Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions associated with maintenance and repair of facilities and related equipment.

Ability to work with other personnel assigned on a particular task.

Ability to learn and operate computer systems and software programs related to specific mechanical equipment or maintenance procedures located in the facility.

 

Position Duties:

 

Performs minor electrical and mechanical operations such as repair and replacement of fixtures, electrical components, switches, and electrical circuits.

Perform general structural repairs such as wall repair, installation or repair of ceilings, flooring repairs, repair or replace door or window hardware and components, and roofing repairs.

Perform installation, repairs, and maintenance to plumbing components such as fixtures, pipes, interior and exterior drains, and related plumbing mechanisms.

Perform painting, staining, and other finishing duties.

Perform ground maintenance and operate appropriate types of equipment as the seasons dictate (mowers, snow removal equipment, etc…).

Perform preventative maintenance on all required facility equipment according to the manufactures guidelines.

Perform custodial and clean-up duties as required.

Diagnose mechanical failures and coordinate or perform repair actions with the facility manager.

Maintenance personnel will be required to operate a variety of equipment such as: computers, general office equipment, radios, fire extinguishers, intercom systems, telephones, emergency life support equipment, and specialized maintenance equipment.

Perform other related tasks and duties, not specifically outlined, as assigned by the Warden/Deputy Warden(s), their designee, or Facilities Manager.

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:  July 6, 2015

 






Position: Correctional Officer (Part Time) Posted: June 22, 2015 Deadline: July 6, 2015 2

 

Department:   Mercer County Jail

 

Position Title: Correctional Officer (Part Time)

 

Pay Classification:  JCO 00-00 ($13.81Entry - $21.04)

 

Reports To:  Warden and Deputy Warden(s)

 

Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 6/1/2015

 

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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:  July 6, 2015