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

Office Hours:
Monday ~ Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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ARD Program Supervisor | Bridge Maintenance Leader

Position: ARD Program Supervisor Posted: March 5, 2019 Deadline: March 26, 2019 Printer Icon


Position Title: Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program Supervisor (ARD)

Reports To:                IPP Director

Program Area:          Community Corrections

Compensation Level: P & A Grade 5 ($18.12 Entry - $25.47 max)

Version Date:             3-5-201


Position Summary:

Responsible for supervising defendants placed into the ARD Program by the Court of Common Pleas and District Judges of Mercer County.  The ARD Supervisor acts in a quasi-probationary role in carrying out the orders of Court as they relate to this program.  Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to ensuring defendant compliance with ARD court orders through office and field contacts, ensuring that defendant files are prepared and maintained in compliance with IP Program guidelines, conduct drug testing, make collateral contacts to ensure defendant compliance with program directives and testifying in court.


Essential Duties:


  •  Responsible for all aspects of supervision of assigned ARD participants.
  • Assists program participants with the interpretation of Court Orders/conditions.
  • Establishes a risk/needs assessment of each program participant to determine levels of supervision and develops a supervision plan for each participant.  Updates risk/needs assessment and supervision plan on each program participant regularly or as directed by the Court or IPP Director.
  • Conducts drug testing and maintains chain of custody for all appropriate specimens. 

Follows specimen collection policies and procedures to maintain the integrity of the

specimen in all cases.

  • Maintains an open line of communication with drug and alcohol treatment agencies.

This includes making referrals of defendants to appropriate treatment facilities and

monitoring compliance with treatment programs.

  • Maintains an open line of communication with mental health treatment providers and makes appropriate referral of defendants to such treatment.  Monitors compliance of defendants with their treatment programs.
  • Monitors defendant compliance with payment schedules as established by the Collections Program.
  • Conducts office, field and collateral contacts to ensure defendant compliance with program directives and orders of court.
  • Responsible for maintaining the ARD participant database.
  • Investigates alleged violations of conditions governing supervision of the Intermediate Punishment ARD Program.
  • Prepares violation reports for the District Attorney and the Court.
  • Testifies in court proceedings as necessary.
  • Effectively carries out the policies and procedures for the ARD program as established in the Mercer County Intermediate Punishment ARD Program.


  • Prepares monthly statistical reports and maintains and provides information for the preparation of such other reports as directed.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties as maybe requested or assigned by the IPP Director in support of the IP Program.
  • Coordinates treatment for offenders with special needs.
  • Networks with local law enforcement, other court staff and probation/parole departments.
  • Prepare billing and credit statements as appropriate for ARD participants.
  • Provides the ARD presentation at the DUI Counterattack School.
  • Completes and submits Daily Activity Reports to the IP Director identifying workload on a daily basis.
  • Prepares recommendations and progress reports to Court as required.
  • Provides daily or event occurrence updates of offender progressive records and files to include summarizing offender, collateral, offender employment, treatment and police contacts as they occur.
  • Maintain the position professionalism, credibility and integrity at all times.


Other Job Duties:


  • Attends trainings, meetings and seminars as requested.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.


Supervision Received:


                The ARD Supervisor receives occasional instruction and supervision from the IPP Director in regard to daily work duties.


Supervision Given:






  • Education/Training:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field.
  • Ability to pass certification training as required and updating of specialized skills

to include specialized training programs including self defense, firearms and

weapons of self defense. 

  • Ability to learn and understand practices and procedures for the operation of the program.
  • Work experience:
  •  1 – 2 years experienced preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:


  •  Must be able to speak and understand the English language in an understandable manner in order to carry out the essential job functions.
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must process initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Must possess the ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with co-workers and staff.
  • Must possess knowledge of criminal justice system and ability to apply same to the job.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain confidentially in regard to offender information and records.
  • Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment with accuracy and reasonable speed.
  • Must possess the willingness to travel as needed to carry out the essential job duties.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrants such action.
  • Must be able to maintain accurate statistics and records in computer and in files and to provide required reports in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to apply basic math calculations and to apply regarding collection of fees, records, reports and other documents.
  • Must possess the knowledge or ability to screen offenders and place them into appropriate programs.
  • Must possess a valid PA driver’s license.
  • Must be competent to be able to complete certification for drug and hair testing.


Working Conditions:


  • Works indoors in adequate work space with adequate temperatures, ventilation and lighting.
  • Moderate exposure to stress and disruptions.
  • Normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt.
  • Works in conditions of potential outbursts or disruptive behavior of defendants.
  • Travels during all seasons and is exposed to outdoor elements including snowy, icy roadways.
  • Conducts field contacts with offenders.  Carries mace and expandable baton and is trained in defense tactics both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Potential exposure to infectious diseases during urinalysis and contacts.



Physical and Mental Conditions:


  • This position requires the individual to be capable of actively participating in self defense training which may involve lifting, throwing, running, tumbling and utilize weapons of self defense.
  • Must possess the ability to record, convey and present information, explain procedures and follow instructions.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday, with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting and reaching, as necessary to carry out job duties.
  • Dexterity requirements range from simple to coordinated movements of fingers/hands, feet/legs; torso necessary to carry out duties of job.
  • Sedentary work that may incur occasional lifting/carrying objects with a maximum weight of ten pounds.
  • Must be able to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position.
  • Must be able to react quickly physically and mentally in the event of a disturbance or physical outbreak.


How To Apply:


Please send the standard County application, letter of interest, salary history, resume, and three references to the following:


                                    Mercer County Human Resources Dept.

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


Copies of College transcripts and clearances will be required upon interview.


Deadline to Apply:  March 26, 2019




Position: Bridge Maintenance Leader Posted: March 13, 2019 Deadline: March 28, 2019 Printer Icon


Department:  Mercer County Bridge Department          


Position Title:  Bridge Maintenance Leader


Pay Classification:  TCC 07 ($16.76 hr.– $19.24 hr.)


Reports To:  Bridge Dept. Head / Engineer


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  3/6/2019



Position Summary: 


This individual performs maintenance and rehabilitation tasks on county-owned bridges.  General instruction and oversight is provided by the department head, engineer and team leader; work is completed and reviewed in accordance with standards.  The bridge maintenance leader(s) work closely with all department employees to facilitate inspections and to address routine bridge maintenance and specific rehabilitation items.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Knowledge of principles and methods used for bridge maintenance
  • Understanding of the various bridge components, their functions and the effects of deterioration
  • Able to climb steep embankments carrying equipment
  • Able to climb structural steel with sufficient physical stamina
  • Able to work in adverse weather conditions and to traverse hazardous terrain
  • Able to read and interpret mapping, bridge plans and visualize details
  • Familiar with bridge terminology
  • Read and write at or above the level of an average high school graduate
  • Possess average mechanical aptitude
  • Take measurements and make basic computations
  • Coordinate work tasks with department employees
  • Capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with coworkers
  • Equipment operation and skills including, but not limited to:


  • One-ton utility truck and tandem work trailer
  • One-ton dump truck
  • Walk-behind brush cutter
  • Walk-behind power broom
  • High pressure washer
  • Trash pump
  • Commercial blade weed wacker
  • Commercial leaf blower
  • Air compressor
  • Generator
  • Chain saw
  • Burning torch
  • Concrete vibrator and formwork
  • Scaffolding and fall-protection
  • Hand tools:  sledge, tamper, shovels, hammers, saws, etc.
  • Rental equipment:  brush chipper, mini-skid loader, jackhammer, etc.
  • Basic equipment maintenance
  • Basic carpentry skills



Required Certifications and Licensures:


  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a physical examination



Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Acts as a working leader or foreman for bridge maintenance activities
  • Plans and prepares for maintenance activities based upon supplied program
  • Keeps a daily record of time and material and work performed
  • Travels to bridge sites to perform maintenance on county-owned bridges including, but not limited to:


  • High pressure cleaning and dry scraping (decks, bearings, beams, etc.)
  • Clearing vegetation (grass, vines, brush, trees, etc.)
  • Concrete repairs (substructure, superstructure, deck, etc.)
  • Steel repairs (beams, rails, deck, etc.)
  • Set traffic counters
  • Replace signage
  • Traffic control


  • Performs other related tasks and duties as required or assigned


To Apply:


Please complete the standard County of Mercer Application and send a letter of interest, salary history, and (if desired) your resume to the following:


                                    Mercer County HR Department

                                    17 Courthouse

                                    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:  March 28, 2019