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 Part Time Machine Custodian | Part Time Telecommunicator


Position: Seasonal Part Time Machine Custodian Posted: July 9, 2021 Deadline: July 28, 2021 Print Job Description


Department:  Registration and Elections


Position Title:   Seasonal Part Time Machine Custodian


Pay Classification:  ELHR1 - $12.98/hr.


Reports To:  Director of Registration and Election


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  4-9-2021




Overall Descriptions of the Position:


Machine Custodians are responsible for servicing, testing, and maintaining the electronic voting machines of the County.


Hours of Work:


Work is Part Time and Seasonal.  Normal work hours are M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, however evening work may be required when needed.  Work normally begins several weeks before each Election Day (normally in April/May and again in October/November of Each year.)  During this period employees may work up to 25-35 hours per week and on the day of the election, up to 16 hours.


Position Requirements:

  • 4-year high school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have a valid Drivers’ License and reliable transportation.
  • IT Hardware and software background or familiarity with computer/electronic equipment preferred.
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Must be able to lift and move 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 climb stairs.



Position Duties:


  • Test voting equipment and software in order to verify ballot information correctness and ensure equipment is working properly prior to election day. (Will receive training on how to perform technical components of position).
  • Clean and perform minor repairs on the machines
  • Prepare and transport all voting machine equipment to polling locations throughout the County prior to election day. 
  • Travel throughout the County on Election day in order to troubleshoot and or resolve any equipment related issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of election day election materials, including Judge of Election notebooks, polling place supply bags, voting booths, and tables.
  • Will be required to take an oath of office prior to each election period affirming the proper handling of all election related documents.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required.


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: July 28, 2021

Position:Part Time Telecommunicator Posted: July 27, 2021 Deadline: August 13, 2021 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 handwriting 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 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:  August 13, 2021


Must be postmarked by Deadline date