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

Specialists Diversionary Program Coordinator | Custodial Worker (Part-Time)

Position: Specialists Diversionary Program Coordinator Posted: May 19, 2016 Deadline: June 3, 2016 2


Department:  District Attorney’s Office


Position Title: District Attorney Specialists Diversionary Program Coordinator


Pay Classification: P&A 05 ($31,084 - $43,698/yr.)


Reports To:  District Attorney and Office Director


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 05/18/2016



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


District Attorney Specialists will work within the District Attorney’s Office and are responsible for a high level of assessing and processing all criminal cases, including arraignments, trials and diversionary programs such as Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition’s (ARD’s) and 586’s.  The position is vital to the expeditious and cost effective movement of cases through the criminal justice system. 


The Diversionary Program Coordinator is one of the Specialists in the District Attorney’s Office.  Their primary purpose is to analyze and determine which criminal cases are eligible to be placed into diversionary programs rather than continuing in the court system.  This position requires regular communication with police officers, victims, witnesses, lawyers, other County office staff (including but not limited to the Judges, Public Defender, Cost Collections and the Intermediate Punishment Department) in order to ensure that information, as required by law and the District Attorney’s Office, is gathered, documented and processed in an accurate and time-sensitive manner.



Position Requirements:


  • High level of understanding of Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Code, as well as the criminal justice system
  • Ability to concentrate on and evaluate individual cases
  • 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 general data entry
  • 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, constables, other County agencies, crime victims, witnesses,  and experts at hospitals and crime labs
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of documents; including case files, criminal records, driving records, police reports, criminal complaints, lab reports, medical records, insurance claims and related records
  • Ability to make decisions using legal reasoning regarding cases
  • Ability to interview and elicit information from individuals in a non-threatening, calm and authoritative manner
  • Ability to analyze information for appropriate action and resolution of case specific situations
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently


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.


  • Ensure appropriate documentation and reporting of information related to Arraignment Court
  • Review and analyze criminal history rap sheets and/or retrieve certified driving records to determine proper grading of charges based on prior convictions
  • Review Criminal Complaints and narrative reports prior to drafting of information for all charges
  • Verify location of incarcerated defendants and make necessary transportation arrangements through all phases of court proceedings
  • Use of Prosecutor’s Management System (PMS) to monitor caseload for Arraignment Court, Call of the List, Assistant District Attorney Trial Lists, Jail Case Lists, Omnibus Hearings, PCRA Hearings, Superior and Supreme Court Appeals, Federal Habeas Corpus, ARD’s ,586’s, bail and bond
  • Weekly generate and export arraignment list from PMS, retaining a copy for the assigned ADA and emailing same to approximately 30 individuals within the County as well as PA Probation and Parole
  • Gather and record Waivers of Arraignment received after verifying proper completion by defense attorneys
  • Notify the Jail and Sheriff’s office of any incarcerated defendants that have signed waivers or whose trials have been continued, preventing them from being transported unnecessarily
  • Compile and print each month’s control sheets and match against arraignment lists to verify all correct cases have been pulled.  Match control sheets with witness lists.
  • Merge new cases and continued cases for each  month’s trial list
  • Compare District Attorney’s Trial List with Court Administrator’s List and notify Court Administrator of any changes/corrections/discrepancies
  • Prepare subpoena’s, voir dire, witness lists, and other documents
  • Make arrangements for transportation and /or lodging for out of town/long distance victims or witnesses, if necessary
  • Have cases, along with several back-ups, prepared and ready for trial, as they are called at the Court’s discretion, many times with short notice for witnesses 
  • Assess and determine cases for eligibility into the trial diversionary programs, ARD and 586
  • Expunge criminal records, per official court orders



Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:


High School diploma, and a minimum of 5 years of experience working in the legal system or an office environment, preferably a law office.


Ability to pass JNET Certification and all required Background Checks


How To Apply:


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:  June 3, 2016


Position: Specialists Diversionary Program Coordinator Posted: May 23, 2016 Deadline: June 4, 2016 2



Department:  Maintenance/Building and Grounds


Position Title:  Custodial Worker I (PT Housekeeping)


Pay Classification:  TCC 02 ($12.60/hr starting wage)


Reports To:  Facilities Manager


Position is Part Time (Approx. 20 hours per week), M-F evenings


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  5/23/16



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


Manual custodial work doing routine cleaning in the Courthouse and other county owed public buildings as required.



Position Requirements:


  • Ability to learn materials, methods, and equipment used in cleaning public buildings and institutions
  • Ability to understand and carry out simple oral instructions
  • Willingness to work hours other than the normal office hours. 
  • Physical strength sufficient to do normal building cleaning work.  This includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Ladder Climbing
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs occasionally
    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs regularly
    • Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, twist, turn and reach in all directions



Position Duties:


  • Performs manual tasks and mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, polishing, and emptying waste paper baskets in assigned rooms or offices and other areas of a public building or institution.
  • Dusts and cleans offices where care must be taken that papers and materials are not disarranged.
  • Cleans windows, marble and brass embellishments and dusts books.
  • Cleans and scrubs lavatories, polishes fixtures and mirrors and furniture surfaces.
  • Replenishes lavatory supplies.
  • Cleans and dusts Venetian blinds, window sills and ledges.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties as may be assigned or required.


Supervision Exercised:


  • None


Certificates and Licenses:


  • None


How to Apply:


Please send a completed standard County of Mercer Application form to:


                                    Mercer County /Human Resources Dept.

                                    17 Mercer County Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


**Standard Application can be printed from the link above or can be obtained at the Mercer County HR office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.


Deadline to Apply:  June 4, 2016