Human Resources Department
17 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
Fax: 724-662-2189

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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Positions Currently Available

Conservation District Manager | Conservation District Clerical Assistant | Northwest Commission Fiscal Assistant

Position: Conservation District Manager Posted: August 11, 2015 Deadline: August 30, 2015 2


Department:  Conservation District


Position Title:  Conservation District Manager


Pay Classification:  P&A 08 (Entry $43,849 - $62,297)


Reports To:  Board of Commissioners and Board of Directors


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 08/06/2015



Description of Position:


This is a professional position included in the Mercer County Professional and Administrative pay schedule.  The incumbent provides managerial, administrative, supervisory, educational, and technical support to the Mercer County Conservation District Directors in carrying out the District's policies and program under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Conservation District Law, Act 217 of 1945 as amended. Additionally, the incumbent acts as a department head under the authority of the Mercer County Commissioners. The incumbent also serves as ex-officio Chief Executive Officer of the Munnell Run Farm Foundation, Inc. On behalf of the County Commissioners the Manager coordinates and oversees the maintenance and annual inspection of the seven County-owned flood control dams and represents the County as Gypsy Moth Coordinator (as needed).

          Responsibilities include: budget preparation, accounting/book keeping oversight, revenue enhancement; erosion and sediment pollution control activities oversight, Dirt and Gravel Roads Program oversight, nutrient management activities oversight, environment and ecology education activities oversight, personnel management and day to day oversight of maintenance and development of Munnell Run Farm.

          Candidates for the position of Conservation District Manager must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and all Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances as required.


Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, natural resource or environmental management,  or one of the physical sciences with minor coursework or experience in business/financial management.
  • A minimum of two years supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience.



Position Requirements:

  • This position requires skills and experience in program development and administration, communications and financial management.
  • Working knowledge of the physical sciences with working knowledge of civil engineering practices helpful.
  • Working knowledge of the generally accepted accounting practices, budgeting, and grant writing.
  • Ability to work with Board of Directors, County Commissioners and County department personnel, environment related agencies, contractors and consultants, staff and members of the public.
  • Thorough knowledge of ecology and agriculture issues. 
  • Ability to think independently and to be creative in solving problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use personal computer word processing, spreadsheet, publishing, accounting and database software. Knowledge of CAD and GIS software is helpful.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to motivate staff, volunteers, directors and others in accomplishing short term objectives and long term goals.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Conservation district Law, Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, particularly Chapters 102 and 105 of the regulations; Act 13, Unconventional Gas Well Fund; Act 38, The Nutrient Management Act; Act 12, Dirt and Gravel Roads; Federal Clean Water Act.
  • Willingness to travel within Mercer County and elsewhere in the performance of Manager duties.
  • Must be able to traverse difficult terrain.



Position Duties:


The following duties are typical for the position.  They are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.


  • Act as liaison for County Commissioners and Conservation District Directors in environmental matters.
  • Direct day-to-day activities of the Conservation District, including supervision of staff and volunteers.
  • Develop agenda for monthly BOD meetings. Provide background information on agenda items that will aid the Directors in making informed decisions.
  • Collaborate with the BOD and Cooperating agencies in developing long range and annual plans of operation.
  • Collaborate with Directors and staff in creating the annual budget.
  • Work with municipalities, Planning Commission, watershed and other environment related organizations to establish, construct, plan, or otherwise protect or enhance the natural resources of the County.
  • Represent the Conservation District on various boards as deemed appropriate by the Directors.
  • Proactively seek funds to support annual, long range, and special project plans.
  • Oversee the writing of grant proposals, acquisition of grants, and tracking of grant implementation.
  • Manage contracts and agreements between the District and other entities.
  • Assist in public outreach programs including attendance at special events, and oral and written communication with the general public.
  • Perform other duties as required to advance the goals of the MCCD programs and Munnell Run Farm.


Examples of Work: (For Illustrative Purposes Only)

  • Prepares agenda and activity report for the monthly Board of Director meetings.
  • Oversees the daily account postings and reviews the monthly financial reports.
  • Supervises MCCD staff. Conducts staff meetings on a regular basis. Implements County personnel disciplinary policy as needed.
  • Represents Conservation District on various commissions, committees or boards of related organizations.
  • Engages the Directors in preparing the annual plan of work and budget. Prepares and submits budget to County Fiscal Department annually.
  • Prepares grant applications to supplement funding from the State Conservation Commission and County Commissioners. Monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work; troubleshoots problem situations.
  • Recruits volunteers to assist in programs at Munnell Run Farm. Supervises assigned staff, interns and volunteers. Coordinates daily work activities including prioritizing workload; making work assignments and developing work schedules.
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors develops and implements long and short term goals and objectives.
  • Takes part in environmental education programs as needed to supplement the EE program staff.
  • Operates a variety of machinery, equipment and tools associated with department activities, which may include a motor vehicle, cash register, slide projector, camera, video camera, light table, farm tractor, lawn mower, weed-eater, wheelbarrow, gardening tools, carpentry tools, power tools, office equipment, and various program paraphernalia.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, billing statements, grants, logs, daily journals, schedules, mileage records, attendance records, budget projections, incident/accident reports, performance appraisals, intern evaluations, inventory reports, or other documents.
  • Maintains files/records of department activities and resource data.
  • Seek grants and alternative funding sources to augment the annual budget and enable the accomplishment of the strategic and annual plans.
  • Maintains a current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.



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:  August 30, 2015



Position: Conservation District Clerical Assistant Posted: August 20, 2015 Deadline: September 4, 2015 2


Department:  Mercer County Conservation District


Position Title:   Clerical Assistant


Pay Classification: TCC 04 (Starting Wage - $14.29/hr)


Reports To:    Conservation District Manager


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  7/24//2015



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


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


Position Requirements:


  • High School Diploma
  • A minimum of one to three years of related experience preferred.
  • Accounting practices and a knowledge of Peachtree Accounting software a plus
  • Knowledge of the specific functions of the District and Board of Directors
  • Knowledge of various state and federal programs with which MCCD has responsibilities, including reporting and financial requirements
  • Knowledge of and ability to use  Microsoft Office Products (Basic Word 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 and book keeping skills using double entry
  • Ability to maintain MCCD Financial Records including daily journal posting, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual reports and prepare reimbursements due MCCD and County and prepare for annual audit
  • 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, contracts, and other correspondence
  • Photocopies, scans, or images various types of documents
  • Proofreads various documents
  • Prepares and maintains ledgers of all MCCD funds
  • Prepares and files financial reports
  • Prepares documents, including correspondence, list of bills for payment approval, business items to be addressed and other documents for monthly Board of Directors meetings
  • Ensures that bills are paid in a timely manner
  • Prepares weekly payroll reports and Vehicle Log sheets
  • Maintains Customer and vendor lists; tracks sales orders and payments.
  • Maintains Board of Directors, newsletter recipient and other mailing lists
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies
  • 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:  September 4, 2015



Position: Fiscal Controller Posted: August 20, 2015 Deadline: September 5, 2015 2


ORGANIZATION: Northwest Commission

POSITION TITLE: Fiscal Controller

The Northwest Commission is seeking a Fiscal Controller. Responsible for budgetary planning and implementation, contract administration, cash flow management, oversight of Fiscal Dept. Knowledge of fed/state grant management, fund accounting, and OMB Uniform Guidance preferred. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and a minimum of four years of experience in a related field. Salary commensurate with qualifications/experience. Excellent fringe benefits. EOE. Submit cover letter with salary requirements, references, and resume to:

HR Dept.

395 Seneca Street

Oil City, PA 16301


Deadline to Apply: September 5, 2015

 **Special note: This position is not a County of Mercer Position and is being posted at the request of The Northwest Commission.**

Position: Senior Procedure Clerk Posted: August 27, 2015 Deadline: September 11, 2015 2


Department:  Domestic Relations Office


Position Title: Senior Procedure Clerk


Pay Classification:  TC&S Grade 5 (Starting Rate $14.17/hr.)


Reports to: Court/Conference/Intake Supervisor


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  08/26/15          





Description of Position:


This classification of DRS employees encompasses those positions which are involved in general office work including data entry in the computers; docketing and filing of original papers and Court Orders; reception work; greeting clients and providing them with information regarding the DRS; opening/processing daily mail which includes scanning all incoming correspondence, i.e. letters, earnings reports, etc. effective 12/14/15; sorting and distributing overnight batch from PACSES; handling the rescheduling of all Conferences and Hearings as requested by clients or attorneys; and preparation of files for Non-Support Court.


Position Requirements:


  • Certifies copies of Orders after they are returned from the Courts signed and dated and scans said orders into PACSES.
  • Distributes Orders to proper enforcement officer and files original in paper docket file.
  • Pulls docket files for Non-Support Court and prepares case files for Judges.
  • Types and distributes subpoenas to clients and/or attorneys as requested.
  • Date stamps and log in all documents requiring docketing ....more than 20,000 per year.
  • Completes month end reports.
  • Prints schedules for Conferences and Hearings and distributes to all DRS staff needing copies.
  • Handles all calls regarding requests for canceling or rescheduling Conferences or Hearings and makes decisions regarding requests.  If a Conference or Hearing is rescheduled, sends out Orders after generated via PACSES.
  • Makes daily Courthouse run at 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. to deliver Orders and correspondences and pick-up same.
  • Answers all incoming calls as switched from the County Automated Voice Response System at the request of clients making the call or calls directly into the DRS.  This requires a thorough knowledge of DRS operation and law and an ability to field questions and deal with clients needing varying degrees of assistance.
  • Uses PACSES to find information needed.
  • Talks with clients as the initial point of contact with the DRS, making appropriate referral to DRS staff.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in DRS laws.
  • Scans all incoming mail into the PACSES system.
  • Maintains case files once prepared for Court and Conference.
  • All other duties as assigned.



Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:


High school Diploma. 



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:


  • Must possess people skills and decision making ability.
  • Must possess technical knowledge of operating personal computer, spread sheets, windows, and data entry.
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills         

allowing effective interaction with clients, attorneys and the DRS personnel both in person and on the phone.

  • Must possess ability to use and interpret support law.
  • Must possess ability to work effectively with potentially emotional individuals in a stressful and sometimes adversarial environment.
  • Must possess ability to work with clients with varying levels of education and life skills.
  • Must possess ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision taking only unusual issues to a supervisor.
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs. routinely and more occasionally.


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:  Friday, September 11, 2015