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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Affiliated Agencies and Job Opportunities

Positions Currently Available

Part-Time Custodial Worker (20 Hours a Week) | Part-Time Custodial Worker (25 Hours a Week) | Administrative Assistant

Position: Part-Time Custodial Worker Posted: June 2, 2020 Deadline: June 13, 2020 Print Job Description


Department:  Maintenance/Building and Grounds


Position Title:  Custodial Worker I (PT Housekeeping)


Pay Classification:  TCC 02 ($13.64/hr. starting wage)


Reports To:  Facilities Manager and Custodial Supervisor


Position is Part Time:       (25 hr./week) M-F evenings (4:30 PM – 9:30PM)


                                                (20 hr./week) M-F evenings (4:30 PM – 8:30 PM)


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  6-1-2020


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 wastepaper 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, windowsills and ledges.
  • Performs such other related tasks and duties as may be assigned or required.

Supervision Exercised:

  • None

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment/post offer of hire criminal history background check, drug test and physical exam.

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 13, 2020

Must be postmarked by Deadline date



Position: Administrative Assistant Posted: June 2, 2020 Deadline: June 22, 2020 Print Job Description

Department:  District Attorney’s Office

Position Title: Administrative Assistant

Pay Classification: P&A 03 (Entry $14.99/hr. – $21.78/hr.)

Reports To:  District Attorney and Office Director

Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 6/2/2020


Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


District Attorney Administrative Assistants will work within the District Attorney’s Office and be responsible for file creation, managing the preliminary hearing process, private complaints, criminal history rap sheets, bench warrants, extraditions, PFA violations, summary appeals, professional service billing, Drug Hotline calls, and many other duties.  These positions are essential to the start of prosecuting criminals and involve contact with law enforcement nationwide.

Position Requirements:

  • High level of understanding of Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Vehicle Code, as well as the Criminal Justice System
  • High level of ability to scrutinize teletypes/hit confirmations from the 911 center to determine extradition parameter of fugitives
  • Must be able to comprehend circumstances/criteria for legal documents, and be able to prepare transport orders, continuance requests, dismissals, destruction orders, application forms for Governor Warrants, IAD’s (Interstate Agreement on Detainers), as well as others for attorney signatures
  • 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
  • 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, INFOCON and JNET
  • Multitasking – able to deal with many time sensitive issues at one time
  • Ability to work in a professional and confidential environment
  • Ability to comprehend a variety of documents including case files, criminal records, driving records, police reports, criminal complaints, lab reports, and others
  • Ability to analyze information for appropriate action and resolution of case specific situations
  • Ability to interview and elicit information from individuals in a non-threatening, calm and authoritative manner
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle incoming calls and door inquiries, and ascertain the proper person to best assist the individual

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.

  • Work with all branches of county government and other government agencies to gather information necessary to create files
  • Run, review and disseminate Criminal History Rap Sheets
  • Run, review and disseminate Certified Driver’s Records
  • Process files for preliminary hearings by opening, updating PMS both before and after, assigning attorneys and scheduling on calendar
  •  Initiate and track the private complaint process
  • Manage bench warrants by verifying fugitives’ identity, determining extradition parameters, verifying status of warrant for outside law enforcement agencies and vacating when located
  • Initiate forms for Governor’s Warrants, IAD’s and detainers for bench warrants and follow through until defendant is returned to county for prosecution 
  • Monitor IAD’s so defendant can be returned to the “lending” state
  • Manage and track PFA violations by opening file, assign attorney, prepare/send subpoenas/notice to appear and  notify victims, AWARE and police officers
  • Manage summary appeals, assign attorneys, prepare/send notices and subpoenas, coordinate availability of officers and defense attorneys, and notify of dispositions
  • Transcribe the 24 hour Drug Hotline calls and disseminate to the appropriate authorities
  • Request payment for professional services such as polygraph, transcript fees, phlebotomy, expert witness fees, etc. and bill the cost to the defendant’s case
  • Monitor DA specific office e-mail, process and distribute to appropriate destination
  • Process office mail by opening, logging, stamping and distributing appropriately
  • Prepare monthly validations report to PSP Clean, a listing of warrants that must be checked in PMS as well as CPCMS and verified as “active” or “cancelled” through PSP Clean via JNET
  • Process vacates of bench warrants via 911, and provide files to attorneys
  • Work with District Attorney in transcribing necessary documents and correspondence
  • General office duties

Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:

High school diploma, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the legal system or an office environment, preferably a law office

Ability to pass and maintain JNET Certification

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 22, 2020

Must be postmarked by Deadline date