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

Assistant Records Coordinator | Bridge Engineer

Position: Assistant Records Coordinator Posted: December 1, 2016 Deadline: December 14, 2016 2


Department:             Mercer County Prison


Position Title:          Assistant Records Coordinator


Pay Classification:   P&A 04/Non-exempt Hourly ($15.72 - $22.48)


Reports To:             Warden/Deputy Wardens


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:      11/30/2016


Overall Descriptions of the Position:


The Assistant Records Coordinator(s) will provide support to the Records Administrator providing clerical and project based work.  The Records Department initiates, maintains, and updates all records for inmates incarcerated in the Mercer County Prison.


Position Requirements:


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent, with two to four years of experience working in an office setting.  Associate/BA Degree strongly preferred.
  • Current working knowledge of the judicial system/criminal justice system strongly preferred.
  • Excellent Computer skills in a Windows network environment, Excel, and Word and demonstrated ability to learn new systems.  
  • Ability/desire to work inside a correctional facility on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with other departments and agencies.  Direct Customer service experience and skills strongly preferred.
  • Good organizational skills, self-starter able to establish and meet deadlines and should have exceptional problem-solving abilities
  • Data entry 10-key style, use of copier, fax and scanner on a regular basis
  • Must understand and be able to calculate credit time/mathematical aptitude.
  • Must be able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs. frequently, up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, bend, walk, and twist at will.
  • Must be able to multitask efficiently in a busy office environment.
  • Must learn and understand the working policies and processes of the Mercer County Prison.
  • Must be able to learn and use the OMS, CPCMS and ICM systems and be able to effectively utilize them.
  • Will be able to identify the different levels/court cycles of the judicial system.
  • Will need to become familiar with and understand PFA policies/procedures.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Must obtain Act 33, 34 and 126 clearances.
  • Must pass physical and drug test


Position Duties:


  • Communicate in an effective manner with Warden and Deputy Wardens as well as other staff at the Jail and other County Departments in order to produce accurate and timely records and reports. 
  • Ability to read, understand and implement court orders by all Common Pleas and Magisterial Judges.
  • Provide information regarding the criminal justice system to other records staff, booking/correctional officers and outside agencies.
  • Aid in training booking officers on correct and legal booking and release of an inmate.
  • Work with outside agencies concerning inmate reasons for incarceration.
  • Works directly with the inmate population in order to process various records.
  • Understand and maintain accurate and updated information on the OMS system.
  • Understand how to process all new commitments according to procedures and law.
  • Verify and process all inmate releases.
  • Understand NCIC procedures.
  • Understand DC 7X process.
  • Pass JNET certification and utilize the JNET system.
  • Assist the administrative staff in all requested assignments.
  • Ability to calculate credit time.
  • Process all inmate requests.
  • Process bail bonds with inmates and bonding companies.
  • Set up and complete video arraignments


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 Dept.

                                    17 Mercer County Courthouse

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


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


Deadline to Apply:  Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Position: Bridge Engineer Posted: October 24, 2016 Deadline: February 1, 2017 2


Department:  Mercer County Bridge Department          


Position Title:  Bridge Engineer


Pay Classification:  P&A 10 (Entry $56,304/yr - $79,838/yr)


Reports To:  Mercer County Board of Commissioners


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  10/12/2016



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


This is supervisory of high-level professional staff work in the field of civil engineering functioning as the County Engineer.


An individual in this position supervises all engineering activities associated with the location, design, or construction of several complex civil engineering projects such as roadway approaches, and bridges.  Assignments are received or developed with little or no technical instructions, and the individual proceeds with independence in working out the details and organization necessary to complete projects.  Work requires the independent selection of courses of action and the resolution of problems within the framework of broad engineering and administrative guidelines.  The individual in this position is also tasked with assuring compliance with the requirements of the National Bridge Inspection Standards.  Supervision is normally exercised over technicians, inspectors, maintenance, and support staff. 


Position Requirements:

  • Knowledge of engineering principles and practices applied to bridge planning, location, design and construction.
  • Knowledge of inspection and testing of bridge materials.
  • Knowledge of surveying.
  • Knowledge of engineering hydrologic analysis and design.
  • Knowledge of structural design.
  • Knowledge of right-of-way acquisition procedures.
  • Knowledge of estimating and specifications preparation.
  • Knowledge of roadway design and route location.
  • Knowledge of environmental design.
  • Knowledge of erosion and sedimentation control procedures.
  • Knowledge of plans and site inspection methods for all forms of construction.
  • Knowledge of bridge safety inspection requirements to maintain compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) requirements.
  • Ability to prepare engineering projects.
  • Ability to perform work under adverse weather conditions, and physical agility necessary for climbing and navigating hazardous terrain. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county departments, state and federal agencies, and others having business with the Department.






  • Four Year Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in civil or structural engineering.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • Successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course.
  • While not mandatory, a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector certificate is desirable.
  • Possession of a valid PA driver’s license.


Position Duties:


  • Direct supervision and oversight of the employees of the Mercer County Bridge Department, to include Clerical staff, Maintenance Staff, Engineering Technicians and Bridge Inspectors.
  •  Prepares annual Bridge Inspection Schedule and Cost proposal for Inspection Reimbursement agreement.
  • Responsible for NBIS compliance for all County bridges and Local bridges that are under agreement.
  • Responsible for bridge inspection and structural analysis rating of all bridges with spans greater than 8-foot along the centerline.
  • Acts as Inspection Team Leader for safety inspection of structures as needed for safety of personnel and of the public.
  • Responsible for preparation of Bridge Inspection Reports.
  • Develop bridge posting recommendations
  • Data entry into BMS2 and iForms.
  • Maintain bridge inventory and inspection records.
  • Develop maintenance, repair and replacement schedule from inspection data.
  • Act as county administrator for PennDOT’s web based systems including BMS, ECMS, RAS, JPA, SPN, EDMS and others.  Assign and revoke roles and access rights to these systems for various county employees and administrators
  • Perform site location survey or obtain survey data as required to prepare base maps for project development.
  • Prepare CE type environmental documents as related to bridge replacement design using the PennDOT web-based CE Expert system, or paper based documents.
  • Prepare hydrologic and hydraulic studies as required for bridge replacement.  Use appropriate hydraulic programs as dictated by PennDOT design manuals for the site drainage area.
  • Prepare Erosion and Sediment Control plans as required by the current E&S Manual published by the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Prepare Waterway permit submissions using the PennDOT web-based JPA system, or paper based documents in the format as required by the PennDOT design manuals.
  • Prepare Type, Size and Location Studies and reports in accordance with PennDOT design manuals.
  • Coordinate site soil sampling and foundation investigations as necessary for foundation approval of replacement projects.
  • Prepare structural design and analysis as required for bridge replacement or repair projects.  Use appropriate PennDOT approved software for the type of structure designed or analyzed.
  • Prepare roadway design and analysis as required for bridge replacement or repair projects.  Use appropriate PennDOT approved software for the type of structure designed or analyzed.
  • Coordinate required utility relocations as required for repair or replacement projects.
  • Coordinate right of way acquisition as required for projects.
  • Direct preparation of complete plans for projects, including quantities, cost estimates, schedules, specifications, and development of project special provisions.  Typical plan sets include Roadway, Traffic Control, E&S, Structure, and Cross Sections.
  • Prepare bid packages and advertisements for projects, review bids, and recommend awards.
  • Review project shop drawings and submittals for compliance with design intent.
  • Assure that construction projects are adequately staffed for inspection and construction monitoring.  Field review construction as required to assure projects are being constructed in accordance with specifications and design intent.
  • Review and process estimates for payment.
  • Develop, direct and supervise the local bridge maintenance program.
  • Develop and monitor Departmental budgets.
  • Performs general office work.
  • Performs required or assigned work.


To Apply:


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


                        Mercer County HR Department

                        17 Courthouse

                        Mercer, PA  16137


** The County of Mercer Standard Applications can be found at or can be obtained by stopping in the Human Resource office located on the basement level of the Courthouse.


Deadline to Apply:  February 1, 2017

Position Estimated start Date: On or around Feb. 6, 2017