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

Position(s) Currently Available

Senior Procedure Clerk (Part-Time) | Senior Procedure Clerk | Correctional Officer (Part Time)
Caseworker I and/or II | Court Reporter | Assistant Public Defender
Facilities Manager

Position: Senior Procedure Clerk (Part-Time) Posted: November 2, 2022 Deadline: November 23, 2022 Print Job Description


Department:  Mercer County Courts – Magisterial District Court


Position Title: Senior Procedure Clerk (Part Time) – Grove City Office


Pay Classification: TCN 06 ($15.10 hr. 90% of Entry Rate)


Reports To:  District Judge


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 11/2/2022



Overall Description of the Position: 


A Senior Procedure Clerk performs all clerical duties relative to the processing of forms and servicing of persons filing action with the Magisterial District Court. 



Position Requirements:


  • High School Diploma
  • A minimum of one to three years of related experience preferred. 
  • Previous legal administrative experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of legal terminology, the criminal justice system and the court system a plus
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential and/or legal issues
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Products (Basic Word, Word Perfect and Excel understanding, and use required)
  • Professional Verbal and Written Communication
  • Ability to work against a tight time deadline
  • Ability to maintain records and files on a daily basis
  • Basic record keeping skills
  • 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
  • Ability to travel periodically for training
  • Must be willing to participate in and pass a criminal background check.



Position Duties:


  • Types letters, forms, reports and other correspondence
  • Photocopies, scans, or images various types of documents
  • Phone receptionist and direct customer service duties
  • Duties also involve both accounting or procedural tasks and the handling of money.
  • Must use the state MDJ computer system on a daily basis
  • Assist District Judge and office staff members on a daily basis
  • Assist with the scheduling of hearings
  • Works on special projects as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned or required


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 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: November 23, 2022


Position: Senior Procedure Clerk Posted: November 3, 2022 Deadline: November 18, 2022 Print Job Description


Department:  Domestic Relations Office


Position Title: Senior Procedure Clerk


Pay Classification:  TC&S Grade 5 (Starting Rate $16.29/hr.)


Reports to: Court/Conference/Intake Supervisor


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  06/06/2022




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.; 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:


The following duties may be assigned within this class of employee.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive and employees possessing the skills within this class may be assigned to complete any task within the class.  Other duties may be required based on the functional requirements of the PACSES system.


  • 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 logs 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 law.
  • Scans all incoming mail into the PACSES system.
  • Maintains case files once prepared for Court and Conference.


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.


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: November 18, 2022


Must be postmarked by Deadline date


Position: Correctional Officer (Part-Time) Posted: August 2, 2022 Deadline: November 30, 2022 Print Job Description


Department:   Mercer County Jail


Position Title: Correctional Officer (Part-Time)


Pay Classification:  JCO 00-00 ($16.09/hr. Entry Wage)

                                    Raise after 520 hours worked to $17.87

                                   Shift Differentials in Addition to base rate


Reports To:  Warden and Deputy Warden(s)


Date of Job Description Creation/Update: 7/7/22





General Overview:

Correctional Officers will perform the direct supervision of inmates at the County Detention Facility according to laws, regulations, and policies of the State of Pennsylvania and Mercer County.  Officers will enforce the facility rules and maintain facility security.  Officers are responsible for the care, custody, and control of inmates at the facility.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Directly supervises inmates in the facility during all aspects of their incarceration such as housing, visitation, meals, medication distribution, searches, activities, work programs.
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of the facility
  • Must be able to act quickly, assess situations carefully, act in accordance with policy and procedure, and protect self and others (inmates and co-workers)
  • Conducts periodic cell pod checks, performs searches of inmates, performs searches of cells and other areas for contraband
  • Maintains discipline among inmates
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies in the prison (which may include assaults, fires, riots, disturbances, natural disasters, medical emergencies and hostage situations)
  • Maintains and updates Facility records (written, typing and basic computer skill required)
  • Receives and books inmates (perform fingerprinting, photographs and searches)


Physical/ Age Requirements:


  • Must be trained on and be able to perform weaponless self-defense and restraining techniques
  • Must be trained on and be able to perform the operation and use of restraining devices
  • Must be trained in and be able to perform initial first aid services to inmates as needed
  • Regularly walk, stand or stoop; occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to and over 100lbs.
  • Use tools and equipment requiring a high degree of security
  • Walk, stand, crouch or run on narrow, slippery inclining or erratically moving surfaces
  • Stair climbing required (all cell pods are 2 levels)
  • Sit and stand for sustained periods of time
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must pass a physical, drug and psychological evaluation post employment offer
  • Must pass a criminal background check post offer of employment.
  • Position requires up to 30 hours of work per week on an average annual basis.


Other Requirements:


  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in criminal justice, social service or related field
  • Ability to perform multiple activities and quickly identify inappropriate inmate conduct
  • Ability to perform basic math
  • Ability to communicate via radios
  • Ability to work the rotating shifts (including weekends and holidays) as require by a 24/7 operating facility
  • Ability to train for 4 weeks or more at the Academy at the Department of Corrections.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • All other duties as assigned



How to apply:


All interested applicants must print and complete the Standard County of Mercer Application for employment.


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:  November 30, 2022


Must be postmarked by Deadline date


Position: Caseworker I and/or II Posted: November 10, 2022 Deadline: November 23, 2022 Print Job Description



Department:  Children and Youth Services


Position Title: Caseworker I and/or II


Pay Classification:   YCW 00-00 (Caseworker I Entry $19.18/hr.)


                                    YCW 00-01 (Caseworker II Entry $19.92/hr.)

                                    Moves to $20.69/hr. after one year

Includes 13 paid holidays, paid Vac., paid sick

Full Insurance/Medical Benefits available

County Pension Plan


Reports To:  CYS Director/Assistant Director and Casework Supervisor


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  2/9/2022




Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


This is professional social service work with Mercer County Children and Youth Services. Caseworkers provide a full range of social and casework/management services to children, youth and families to assist them in attaining a more satisfactory social, economic, emotional, or physical adjustment. An important aspect of this work is the employment of casework skills in obtaining essential information, counseling clients and members of their families, and helping them to utilize all available resources. Work also involves the application of problem- solving techniques, providing counseling to maximize service delivery and to achieve service plan goals, monitoring client behavior, and interacting with agencies which make up the service network. Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, policies, and procedures but employees are expected to exercise initiative and judgment in discharging their duties.



Position Requirements:  (Below listed requirements will determine if a new hire begins employment as a CWI or CWII.  Training period for a CWI is approx. 6 months, prior to transitioning to a CWII.


Caseworker I


  • Required Minimum Experience and Training:  A bachelor’s degree which includes or is supplemented by successful completion of 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences.


Caseworker II


  • Required Minimum Experience and Training:  Six months of experience as a County Caseworker 1; OR Successful completion of the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program or County Social Casework Intern program; OR A bachelor's degree with a social welfare major; OR A bachelor's degree which includes or is supplemented by 12 college credits in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, criminal justice, or other related social sciences and one year of professional social casework experience in a public or private social services agency.


  • Child Welfare Direct Service Worker Certification


Additional Position Requirements:

  • Standard hours of Work are either M-F from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM with a ½ hour lunch (37.5 hrs./week) or M-F 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM with a ½ hour lunch (37.5 hrs./week).
  • Additional time at work may be required and flexibility of work times may be required to accommodate clients.
  • Must have the ability to fulfill on-call client services on nights and weekends on a rotation basis. 
  • Once training is complete, remote work from home is an available option in order to provide flexability. 
  • All Required Child Abuse Clearances
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Demonstrates the ability to professionally express ideas.
  • Demonstrates the ability to complete written documentation that is not only grammatically correct, but also professionally prepared. Possesses the ability to articulate and communicate the roles and responsibilities for the Agency.
  • Provides casework and counseling services to clients and members of their families to aid them in achieving a more satisfactory adjustment to their specific problems or situations.
  • Provides protective and supportive services for clients who are in situations detrimental to their well-being or that of the community, or who are undergoing treatment or hospitalization.
  • Possesses a clear understand of the Child Protective Service Law, the Juvenile Act, and all regulations governing child welfare practices, as well as Agency policies and procedures. Possess clear understanding of child welfare principles, philosophy and mission.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current social, economic and health problems and resources and the ability to understand and accept the needs and rights of others.
  • Possesses the ability to engage clients and works with a light level of resistance.
  • Possesses the ability to engage clients and works with a high level of resistance.
  • Possesses excellent crisis management skills to de-escalate hostile, angry situations.
  • Ability to complete thorough initial and ongoing risk and safety assessments, child and family assessment. Ensure that children are provided a safe, stable environment and will take emergency measures if child appears to be at risk.
  • Possesses the ability to conduct individual and family interviews to identify problems and formulate plans for intervention. Basic knowledge of family system theory; genograms; and casual factors associated with abuse and neglect of children.
  • Possesses the knowledge of the steps of child development and ways to work effectively with parents of children with developmental delays.
  • Teaches clients home and budget management, child/adult care, and parenting skills; and assists with housing, employment, recreation and living arrangements, as required.



Position Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Ability to complete thorough initial and ongoing risk and safety assessments, child and family assessments. Ensure that children are provided a safe, stable environment and can take emergency measures if child appears to be at risk.
  • Conduct and complete investigations of referrals of abuse and neglect as defined by law, regulation and agency policy.
  • Provide supportive and protective services to children of abuse and neglect.
  • Develop family service plans and assess the goals on an ongoing basis to determine the adequacy of the plan and make revisions as required, prepare petitions, court summaries and documents as well as testify in court, schedule meetings with other agencies, dictation and documentation of case activities through correspondence, reports, case histories and other records.
  • Attend individual supervisory meetings, unit meeting and staff meetings to assist in developing performance and case management skills and to continue to become familiar with current methods and techniques as well as changes in laws, regulations, and Agency policies.
  • Conduct phone intakes to collect appropriate information and to screen incoming referrals and make collateral contacts as necessary.
  • Obtains information from clients, members of their families, and others, necessary for the identification of social, economic, emotional, health or physical problems and assists clients in obtaining a wide variety of services on the basis of established policy, regulations and statutes.
  • Participates in team meetings for the purpose of developing service plans to address the needs of clients and their families.
  • Identifies appropriate community resources for clients, refers and links them to those resources, and advocates on behalf of client for resource service delivery.
  • Continually assesses the adequacy of client service plans and revises, when necessary, to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Possesses the ability to work effectively with people and develops and maintains working relationships with clients, their families, other staff and outside agencies as well as the general public.
  • Works collaboratively with social agencies, hospitals, clinics, courts, and other community resources.
  • Participates and when necessary conducts team meetings such as MDITs, Team Meetings, etc. to develop appropriate strategies for effective intervention and work collaboratively with other resource agencies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan and organize their work, prepares adequate records and reports, and sets proprieties and maintains a caseload in an effective and timely manner. Possesses excellent time management skills.
  • Possesses knowledge of agency’s internal resources.
  • Possesses the ability to be a team player, asks for feedback and accepts supervision, is flexible and non-judgmental.
  • Possesses the ability to be physically mobile over rough terrain in community while making home visits; verbally engages in conversation, utilizes phone, and observes and identifies physical indicators of abuse and neglect.
  • The ability to lift 15 to 20 pounds and physically supervise young children.
  • Complete all requirements for certification and attend trainings.
  • Interpret Agency policies, laws, regulations and procedures as well as programs to individuals, groups, and other agencies.
  • Participate in Emergency on-call duties and/or other non-traditional hours as required to meet client needs.
  • Provide proper use of equipment such as computers, printers, personal vehicles, copy machines, telephones, fax machines, video and camera equipment and cell phones.
  • Engage in placement planning including a determination of appropriate placement home or facility, sharing information regarding the child’s treatment, education and medical needs and preparation of the child and families for placement.
  • Develop and modify Family Services Plans to address the needs for families and children in the home and prepare Child Permanency Plans for children who are placed out of the home. Perform all duties regarding placement as defined by regulations and policy.
  • Prepare court packets and memos, attend court hearings, and provide testimony in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provide for visitation for children in placement, including scheduling visits, providing transportation and/or supervision when appropriate.
  • Engage in permanency planning for children in placement by identifying a permanent home for the children. Provide proper documentation and testimony for termination of parental rights. Complete appropriate adoption assessments and court materials. Identify and prepare the adoptive home and prepare the child and family for adoption.
  • Provide or arrange transportation services on behalf of clients when necessary and appropriate.
  • Performs all other work-related duties as required.



Physical and Mental Requirements:


  • 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 thirty 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 a completed and signed standard County application, a 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: November 23, 2022

Position: Court Reporter Posted: November 14, 2022 Deadline: December 16, 2022 Print Job Description





POSITION DESCRIPTION:                                                                                            

 Overall Objectives

To stenographically record verbatim all court proceedings and transcribe a variety of hearings, as required by law; to prepare and process court orders, transcripts, and other related court proceedings with a high degree of speed and accuracy.  The position works with confidential and sensitive information, requiring discretion and strict confidentiality.




  • Stenographically reports verbatim the testimony in all court proceedings of the Court of Common Pleas, including trials, hearings, and conferences; interrupts when necessary to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the record; reads back portions of proceedings upon request.
  • Transcribes, certifies, and files a variety of proceedings as required by law or statute with the appropriate filing offices.
  • Prepares court orders, sentences, Findings of Fact, and other courtroom documents as required by the Common Pleas judges.
  • Operates stenographic shorthand machine, computer, and various other standard office equipment. 
  • Provides a monthly list of pending transcripts to the Lead Reporter.
  • Maintains record of transcript status; bills appropriate parties; delivers transcripts to the judges, attorneys, and other designated agencies or departments, as required.
  • Follows standard procedures.
  • Secures and maintains exhibits for storage, retrieval, and disposal, when appropriate.
  • Ensures that adequate supplies are maintained.
  • Determines correct spelling of names of parties and witnesses.
  • Is familiar with any specialized, medical, and/or legal terminology, and other specifics of testimony.
  • Must attend training, seminars, and conferences to maintain continuing education, as required.
  • Must abide by the Code of Conduct of the Unified Judicial System.
  • Must abide by the Rules Governing Court Reporting and Transcripts pursuant to Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration 4001 through 4016.
  • Must abide by the Mercer County Local Rules regarding court reporters and transcripts, as applicable.






This position reports to the President Judge, any Common Pleas Court judge to whom assigned, and to the District Court Administrator, and occasional and limited direction from the Lead Reporter. Receives limited instruction or supervision in carrying out routine day to day tasks.








The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those the employee

encounters while performing the essential functions of the position. A Court Reporter works indoors on a regular basis, in an office with minimal environmental factors, with adequate workspace, in adequate temperatures, ventilation, and lighting; and normal exposure to noise, disruptions, and stress; and normal indoor exposure to dust/dirt.




        • Must possess ability to record, convey, assemble, and present information; explain procedures; and follow instructions.

2.    Must be able to sit for long periods throughout the workday with intermittent periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, and reaching necessary to carry out job duties.

3.    Dexterity requirements range from coordinated movements of fingers/hands to simple movements of feet/legs and torso necessary to carry out job duties.

4.    Sedentary work, with occasional lifting/carrying of objects with a maximum weight of twenty pounds.

5.    Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on court proceedings, testimony, and other work for long periods of time.

6.         At normal risk for repetitive stress injuries consistent with a job of this type.




              • EDUCATION/TRAINING

High School diploma or equivalent and a Degree or Certificate in Court Reporting from a court reporting program of higher education; computer and stenographic skills required.  Must meet the requirements listed in Rule 4004 – Qualifications of Court Reporters, PA Rules of Court.


Prior court reporting experience is a plus but is not required.




  • Must have extraordinary stenographic and typing skills and the ability to transcribe with speed and accuracy.
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage.
  • Ability to communicate with members of the judiciary, attorneys, associates, other departments, and the general public, as required.
  • Basic knowledge of courtroom and legal proceedings.
  • Must possess the knowledge of the form and content of legal documents.
  • Basic knowledge of legal terminology and the functions of various court officials.
  • Ability to prepare verbatim transcripts of legal proceedings involving multiple speakers, specialized testimony, and emotional circumstances.
  • Ability to learn to diagnose and correct routine malfunctions of the steno machine and computer.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and directions.
  • Ability to organize and maintain a record of exhibits for storage, retrieval, and/or disposal.
  • Excellent oral and written communications.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with co-workers and others.
  • Must accurately type and file all court orders, bench warrants and bench warrant vacates, and other courtroom documents in a timely manner.
  • Must accurately transcribe proceedings within required timeframes.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Must possess excellent proofreading skills to ensure accuracy.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to client information and records, confidential meetings in Chambers, and/or confidential proceedings and documents.
  • Must demonstrate emotional stability.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to detail and concentrate on work.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time throughout the work day.
  • Must abide by and maintain a professional dress code.
  • Must conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times.
  • Required to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must occasionally work non-traditional hours and work at home on occasion to meet transcript deadlines.
  • Must adapt to and use the equipment and software owned by the County and provided to the staff court reporters.


The above conditions reflect the general details necessary to describe the main functions of the position of court reporter, and shall not be considered an exhaustive and exclusive description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.



How to Apply:


Please send the standard County Application (which can be found here:, a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the following:


Bo D. McCleary

District Court Administrator

Mercer County Courthouse

North Diamond Street

Mercer, PA  16137

(724) 663-3800 ext. 2516


Deadline to Apply: December 16, 2022


Applications can be made by regular mail, e-mail, or hand delivered.

Position: Assistant Public Defender Posted: November 14, 2022 Deadline: December 29, 2022 Print Job Description

Department:  Office of the Public Defender


Position Title:  Full Time Assistant Public Defender


Pay Classification:  P&A Level 9 – (Entry is $56,910/yr. - $80,932/yr.)


Reports To:  Chief Public Defender


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  11/14/2022



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


A Full Time Assistant Public Defender is responsible for the competent representation of juvenile and adult clients in all stages of criminal matters, mental health involuntary commitments and adult state parole violations. 


Position Requirements:


  • Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
    • A Juris Doctor degree
    • Current PA license to practice law in the Court of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • A member of the bar in good standing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • Continuing legal education required
    • Prior criminal law experience preferred but not required
    • Prior trial advocacy experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to build a rapport with clients, including clients with mental illnesses and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, judges, jurors, and others, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to practice effective time management, organization skills and to concentrate and work on details of several cases at once.
  • PA Child Abuse Clearances required
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel in-county
  • Ability to pass a physical and drug test
  • High level of confidentiality required



Position Duties:


  • Responsible for a full Assistant Public Defender case load
  • Prepare for and represent adults and juveniles for court appearances at all levels of the court system including those of Magisterial District Judges, Court of Common Pleas, and all Appellate Courts, both state and federal. 
  • Participate in all hearings: Preliminary hearings, bond and bench warrant reviews, omnibus motions, pre-trial conferences, criminal trials, post-trial conferences, appellate argument, and collateral relief. 
  • Participate in hearings for mental health involuntary commitments, prepare and file appeals, and appeal court appearances. 
  • Participate in hearings for adult state parole violations and appeals to Commonwealth Court.
  • In-person visits with clients at the Mercer County Jail and SCI Mercer state prison. 
  • Attend office meetings and conferences as required. 
  • Must work regular full time hours M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the office. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Public Defender or First Assistant Public Defender.


To Apply:


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


           Mercer County HR Department

           17 Courthouse

           Mercer, PA 16137


*** The County of Mercer Standard Application can be found at or can be obtained by stopping by the Human Resources Office located on the basement level of the Mercer County Courthouse.


Deadline to Apply: Thursday, December 29, 2022


Position: Facilities Manager Posted: November 16, 2022 Deadline: December 3, 2022 Print Job Description


Department:   Mercer County Building and Grounds


Position Title:  Facilities Manager


Pay Classification:   P&A 6 ($21.56/hr. Entry to $30.49)

                                    (2023 rates will be $22.32/hr. to $31.55/hr.)

                                    Paid Vacation and Sick time; 13 paid holidays

                                    County Pension Plan

                                    Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance


Reports To:  County Commissioners and/or their Designee


Date of Job Description Creation/Update:  11/16/2022



Overall Descriptions of the Position: 


The Facility Manager will oversee the maintenance and housekeeping tasks at all County properties to ensure proper building maintenance and cleanliness.  The Facilities Manager will serve as the Building and Grounds lead project coordinator for all projects at County owned and operated buildings.


Position Requirements:

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and have 5 or more years of experience in a Maintenance related field/job.
  • Post secondary training or BA a plus.  A technical or vocational training certificate in a maintenance related field is preferred.
  • Must have experience or training in at least two of the building trades:  Carpentry, electrical, masonry, painting, plumbing, or HVAC.
  • Must have past staff supervisory experience.
  • Past experience developing long term project plans, preparing specifications for obtaining quotes, and vendor management required. 
  • Basic Computer skills are required.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work from ladders, lifts, and in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, bend, twist at will.
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • Various Industry related Technical Certificates may be required post hire.
  • Standard work hours are M-F 8:30 to 4:30. Time outside of these hours will be required as needed.


Position Duties:

  • Manages/Oversees all County Maintenance Staff and the Housekeeping supervisor. (Includes scheduling and payroll task.) 
  • Assist the Housekeeping Supervisor with the management of 2nd shift housekeeping staff as needed or required.
  • Works with vendors to ascertain quotes, estimates, and bids as required by the County for all building and grounds projects (Including all Service Agreements). 
  • Processes all maintenance invoices in coordination with the Fiscal and Controller’s office.
  • Develops and maintains a preventative maintenance program for all county facilities. Reviews regularly with the County Commissioners and Chief Clerk. 
  • Presents anticipated project reports and prepares RFP’s.
  • Coordinates on a daily/weekly basis with the Board of Commissioners and Chief Clerk on all County Facility related anticipated, planned or in -process projects.
  • Performs Cost analysis on County Facility related materials, projects and services.
  • Coordinates and works with all county departments and outside vendors as required.
  • Manages purchasing of housekeeping and maintenance supplies for all


  • Provides training to Maintenance Staff and Housekeeping Supervisor/staff as needed or required.
  • Ensures all County facilities are in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Generate/revise/maintain standard operating processes for the Maintenance staff. Guides and provides assistant to the Housekeeping Supervisor with day-to-day supervisory duties.
  • Responsible for preparing the annual County Facilities Budget (to include all buildings - both Maintenance and Housekeeping areas).
  • All other duties as assigned.


How To Apply:

Please send a letter of interest, salary history, resume, and three references and a completed and signed standard County of Mercer Application to the following:

                                    Mercer County 

                                    17 Courthouse /HR Department

                                    Mercer, PA 16137


Deadline to Apply:  December 3, 2022