Due to inclement weather, County Administrative Offices/non-essential will close at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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Assistant County Counsel

 The Mercer County Counsel’s Office seeks an attorney with 3-5 years’ experience in civil litigation (including Title 59, civil rights, labor & employment law). Experience in collective bargaining negotiations and working knowledge of New Jersey Civil Service system a plus. Must be admitted to New Jersey bar and United States District Court. Salary commensurate with experience.  Mercer County residency required. EEO/AA/ADA Employer.     

Please submit resume and writing sample in confidence to; County of Mercer, Mercer County Counsel’s Office, 640 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ  08650.           


Job description:

Reports to the Mercer County Agricultural Agent, Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension. Provides leadership and support, in collaboration with County Agent and County Extension Department Head, in planning and conducting local programming to meet clientele needs in home and commercial horticulture (including turf, nursery and landscaping) in Mercer County, New Jersey. Takes major responsibility for coordination and operation of the county Rutgers Master Gardener Program including volunteer recruitment, training, and recognition; and develops evaluative methods to measure and document program impacts.  Coordinates and supervises educational outreach activities (educational workshops, demonstrations, training programs, volunteer opportunities) for the general public.  Interacts with and provides technical assistance to the Mercer County Board of Agriculture.  Serves as a liaison and collaborator with the Mercer County Park Commission. Works collaboratively with county-based Rutgers Cooperative Extension department personnel and programs, community volunteers and organizations.  Expected to actively participate in appropriate County and Rutgers Cooperative Extension departmental activities as requested.

Job requirements:

Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an agricultural science such as  plant science, horticulture, ornamental horticulture, entomology, plant pathology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. A minimum of two years of related work experience in horticulture, landscape management, ornamental horticulture, agriculture, pest management or related subjects. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of educational program development and operation, volunteer management, working with diverse audiences, collaboration/coalition building, and promotion/outreach. Experience working for Cooperative Extension is preferred. Experience with volunteer training and management is preferred. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organization skills.  Effective public speaking, presentation, demonstration and computer skills. Must be well-organized and skilled at problem solving. A valid driver’s license and two years driving experience is required. 

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Salary range $45,440 - $64,201

Candidate must be Mercer County resident within one year of appointment. Candidate would be subject to all Civil Service regulations and examinations.  Send resume with cover letter by November 7, 2018 to: Raissa L. Walker, Personnel Director, Mercer County Administration Building, 640 South Broad Street, PO Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068. 

EOE/AA/ADA Employer

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Parking Attendant (PT), Trenton-Mercer Airport

Parking Attendant candidate to operate shuttle bus transporting passengers from Airport parking lots to Airport terminal. Candidate will be required to possess Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger endorsement. Previous bus or heavy duty vehicle experience preferred. Will be required to assist elderly and handicapped passengers as needed. Must be 21 years old with a clean driving record. Candidate must have strong interpersonal and communications skills, be able to read, write and compute basic math. Ability to interpret and apply transit system operating rules, regulations, policies and routes.

Salary Range $16.39 - $21.78 hour
Ability to works shifts and flexible schedules

Mercer County residency required. Candidate would be subject to all Civil Service regulations. Send resume and application with cover letter to: Raissa L. Walker, Personnel Director, Mercer County Administration Building, 640 South Broad Street, PO Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068.

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Entry-Level Law Enforcement (LEE) 

In order to be considered for employment in an entry-level law enforcement position, candidates must pass a written exam called the Law Enforcement Examination (LEE). Those who pass will remain in the eligible pool for two years. The pool of eligible candidates that results from the LEE will be used to fill positions for law enforcement titles in all Civil Service jurisdictions. Please contact the New Jersey Civil Service Commission with questions regarding the LEE.

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All applicants are subject to pre-employment test including drug text, physical examination and background check.


  Updated October 12, 2018