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

Seasonal Technician / Intern (Part-Time) | Victim Witness Coordinator | Administrative Assistant

Position: Seasonal Technician / Intern (Part-Time) Posted: January 11, 2021 Deadline: January 29, 2021 Print Job Description


Department: Mercer County Conservation District (MCCD)    


Position Title:  PT Seasonal Technician/Intern (14-28 hrs. per week)


Pay Classification: Intern Rate $10.35/hr.


Reports To:  Conservation District Manager


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  1/11/2021



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


This position requires operation level work in the fields of erosion and sediment pollution control, water quality, and wetland and stream management. Work involves a variety of duties relating to the operation and compliance with the requirements of Chapter 102, Erosion Control and Chapter 105, Dam Safety and Encroachment regulations; and technical assistance required by the Mercer County Conservation District Program. 


Position Requirements:

  • Completed two years towards a degree in Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or Conservation Biology.
  • Working knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
  • General knowledge of the physical, engineering, soils and plant sciences.
  • Ability to apply the principles of engineering technology to specific situations.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical literature, engineering drawings and plans.
  • Ability to use basic instruments and equipment needed to design or inspect earth disturbance activities including transit, hand level, clinometer and planimeter.
  • Familiar with in Global Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). 
  • Must possess all Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearances as required by County policy.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to use equipment and apply principles used in water quality and pollution control.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, other County, Local, State and Federal agencies and members of the public effectively. 
  • Ability to perceive mechanical, physical and spatial relationships.
  • Ability to use personal computer spreadsheet, database and GIS/CAD Software.
  • Ability to work independently on a regular basis.
  • Ability to regularly work outside and occasionally work under adverse weather condition and on difficult/steep terrain.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, and walk at will.
  • Must have the ability to engage in frequent or constant computer use.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lb on a regular basis and up to 50lb on an occasional basis.


Position Duties:


  • Performs responsibilities assigned by District Manager for delegated by the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection under Chapter 102 Erosion Control and Chapter 105 Encroachments including complaint inspections, site inspections and records/file retention.
  • Assists with operation of County Flood Control Dams and surveillance in accordance with Emergency Action Plans.
  • Assists the public outreach programs including attendance at special events and provides oral and written communication to the general public.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


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

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    ATTN: HR Office

                                    Mercer, PA  16137


** County of Mercer Standard Applications can be printed from the above link or can be obtained by stopping in the Human Resource office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.


Deadline to Apply:  January 29, 2021


Position: Victim Witness Coordinator Posted: January 12, 2021 Deadline: January 29, 2021 Print Job Description


Department:  District Attorney’s Office


Position Title: Victim Witness Coordinator (Full Time)


Pay Classification: P&A 05 – entry is $18.85/hr.


Reports To:  District Attorney and Director of Victim Services


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 10/06/2020



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, the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorneys to ensure victims are included in each step of the court process, as well as post-sentence and disposition.  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 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



Position Duties:


The following duties are typical for the positions.  Each individual position may require any combination of these duties. 


  • 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 and disposition hearings
  • 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
  • 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 or can be obtained by stopping in the Human Resource office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.


Deadline to Apply:  January 29, 2021

Position: Administrative Assistant Posted: January 20, 2021 Deadline: February 3, 2021 Print Job Description


Department:  Mercer County Public Defender’s Office


Position Title: Administrative Assistant


Pay Classification: P&A 03 (Entry $15.26 - to $22.16)


Reports To:    Public Defender


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  1/20/2021



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


Performs general to complex clerical duties such as typing, filing, proofreading, copying, handling mail and e-mails, appointments/schedules and customer service.


Position Requirements:


  • High School Diploma
  • A minimum of one to three years of related experience preferred. 
  • Previous legal administrative experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of legal terminology, the criminal justice system and the court system a plus
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential and/or legal issues
  • Knowledge of and ability to use  Microsoft Office Products (Basic Word, Word Perfect and Excel understanding and use required)
  • Professional Verbal and Written Communication
  • Ability to work against tight time deadline
  • Ability to maintain records and files on a daily basis
  • Basic record keeping skills
  • Ability to type quickly and efficiently.  Accuracy is of utmost importance.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals either on computer or calculator
  • Ability to use computer or calculator with speed and accuracy
  • Must establish and maintain an effective working relationship, both over the phone and in person with members of the public
  • Ability to communicate and work with various other county and state departments and organizations
  • Work independently with minimal supervision



Position Duties:


  • Types letters, forms, reports and other correspondence
  • Photocopies, scans, or images various types of documents
  • Phone receptionist duties
  • Assist in producing and updating staff schedules
  • Assist Public Defender office staff members on a daily basis
  • Works on special projects as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned


Physical Requirements:


  • Must be able to stand, sit, and walk at will.
  • Must have the ability to engage in frequent or constant computer use.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, squat
  • Must be able to lift up to 20lb on a regular basis and up to 50lb on an occasional basis.


How to Apply:


Please send a letter of interest, salary history, resume, and completed standard County of Mercer Application for employment to:


                                    Mercer County Human Resources

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137



Deadline to Apply:  February 3, 2021