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Assistant Court Executive Officer

Visalia, CA Full time
Posted on December 8, 2017




About the Court:

The Superior Court of California, County of Tulare has 20 judges and 2 Commissioners` who hear court proceedings in 5 locations:  Visalia, including a Juvenile and Pretrial facility, Dinuba and Porterville.  Approximately 235 employees service the needs of the Court by providing administrative and clerical support. 

About the Community:

Centrally located within the State of California, Tulare County is situated in a delightful and geographically - diverse region. The County includes an area of 4,863 square miles. Mountain peaks of the Sierra Nevada range rise to more than 14,000 feet in its Eastern half. Meanwhile, the extensively cultivated and very fertile valley floor in the Western half, has allowed Tulare County to become the second-leading producer of agricultural commodities in the United States.

The County has a growing population of 451,977. The Eastern half of the County is comprised primarily of public lands within the Sequoia National Park, National Forest, and the Mineral King, Golden Trout, and Domelands Wilderness areas. Opportunities for all-season outdoor recreation include: hiking, water and snow skiing, fishing, and boating.

Visalia, the County seat, is the gateway to Sequoia National Park and a variety of recreational activities. The city, with a population of
127,081 is within a four hour drive of either San Francisco or Los Angeles, and a 2-1/2 hour drive of California's central coastline. Its family-oriented lifestyle and affordable housing have proven attractive to people from all areas of the state and country.

The Position:

This executive level position is responsible for program development and coordination, directing strategic initiatives of the court, and planning for financial operations.  This position reports directly to the Court Executive Officer.

Typical duties of the Assistant Court Executive Officer include, but are not limited to:


·       Assist the Court Executive Officer in the development of policies and procedures to carry out some or all of the non-judicial functions of a court or a major program area.


·       Review, evaluate, and interpret new legal requirements, laws, and legislation affecting court programs, and develop procedures to carry forward changes.


·       Manage assigned staff in the performance of the duties of the court or court functions.


·       Coordinate the activity of the assigned functions with other agencies and court divisions.


·       Assist the Court Executive Officer in the planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the non-judicial operations and administrations of the court.


·       Direct strategic initiatives of the court including research, analysis, and planning for fiscal and financial operations.


·      Perform a broad range of general supervisory duties including assist, train and review subordinates in the performance of their duties; maintain performance and disciplinary standards; and conduct performance reviews, evaluations and corrective action plans.


·      In the absence of the Court Executive Officer, may act as the Jury



·      Provide input and recommendations for the Court budget.


The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate for this position will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, court administration or related area.  In addition, five years of progressively responsible experience in court administration* involving planning, analysis, coordination, direction or evaluation of organizational structures, staffing patterns, personnel or business management including strong administrative leadership capabilities are required.  *Equivalent experience which would demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills specified may be considered. 

Excellent Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $145,000 to $165,000 annually.  Salary commensurate with experience.  This classification is unrepresented and at-will.


The court offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

·         Medical, Dental, Vision

·         Vacation, Sick and Holiday leave

·         $50,000 Life Insurance plan

·         Retirement:  County 1937 Act


Additional benefits available:

·         457 Deferred Compensation plan

·         IRS Section 125 Plan


The Selection Process:

Following an administrative review of each application, the Court will invite the candidates it deems may best meet the needs of the Court to an oral interview.  References will be contacted following candidate approval.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please submit an official court application, supplemental questionnaire and resume by 5pm on Friday, December 29th to:

Superior Court of California

County of Tulare

221 S. Mooney Blvd. Room 104

Visalia, CA 93291

 Equal Opportunity Employer:  The Court does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in any of its programs or activities.  The court will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with state and federal law.

 Examination: Applications and supplemental questions received before the deadline will be evaluated to determine if the candidate meets the minimum qualifications, as previously stated. The Court will further evaluate these documents determine whether or not to conduct interviews. If interviews are needed, the Court will select for interview only those candidates it deems may best meet the needs of the Court. Not all applicants will receive an interview. It is therefore important to realize that the preparation of the entire application and supplemental questions are very important to the selection process. Applicants should review the material in this announcement very carefully before preparing the supplemental application.

Oral Interview:  Selected candidates may be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, ability, and skill levels in job related areas.

Appointment: Managers serve at-will at the discretion of the Court Executive Officer who may appoint without a competitive rating process.

Exam Accommodation: Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements must contact the Human Resources Department.

Condition of Employment: Candidates selected may be required to pass a pre-employment physical and/or psychological examination which is given at no cost to the candidate.  A reference check and/or background investigation may also be conducted.

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