Superior Court of California

Super ior Court o f the State o f Cal i forn ia County of Kings
1 6 4 0 K i n g s C o u n t y D r i v e H a n f o r d , C A 9 3 2 3 0 ( 5 5 9 ) 5 8 2 – 1 0 1 0 E x t e n s i o n 6 0 2 1
Salary Range: $64,140 – $85,955 JOB OPPORTUNITY The Superior Court of California, County of Kings, has an immediate opening for the position Criminal/Traffic Division Manager. This position will be assigned to the Criminal and Traffic Division of the Court. ABOUT THE POSITION Under direction from the Court Executive Officer, manages and administers all operational aspects of the Criminal and Traffic Division of the Superior Court. The position may assist in the overall administration of another major division of the court. The classification serves in a management capacity, functioning to coordinate, interview, supervise, train, evaluate, develop, and discipline court staff. This position has recommending authority regarding hiring, firing, and discipline. The Division Manager has full authority regarding performance assessments, training and ensuring all operational needs of the division and court are being met. The majority of time is spent on supervisory responsibilities, and performs related duties as required. DISTINGUSHING CHARACTERISTICS Plans, organizes and directs the staff and activities of a major program division; assists in the development and review of departmental policies, procedures and manuals; confers with subordinate supervisory personnel and with other agency staff on policy and procedural matters; researches federal, state and County requirements for new or revised programs and prepares application, written plans and forms; assists in development and administration of the division budget; coordinates division programs with overall objectives of the Court; analyzes and evaluates effectiveness of programs and recommends appropriate modifications; performs supervisory duties, including training staff, assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, resolving employee grievances and participating in disciplinary actions of staff; interprets Court policies and procedures to staff and the public; coordinates the work of the division and possibly of other divisions/units; provides professional and technical consultation on complex program matters; directs the preparation of statistical and other reports; represents the Court at community organizations, public gatherings and with other governmental agencies; serves on state, regional and/or local governmental and community agency committees as a representative for the Superior Court; collaborates and coordinates services with other departments; prepares reports and correspondence; performs a variety of administrative duties and projects; may make presentations to individuals, or groups; may act for the Court Executive Officer, or designee in their absence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Business, Public or Justice Administration or a closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience as described below may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of 2 years.) AND Experience: Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a Court or public/government setting including two years of supervisory experience involving the use of discretion and judgment. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying as determined by the Court Executive Officer. Knowledge of: Principles, methods and practices of public program administration, supervision, training and office management; sufficient knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to the Court setting assigned; legal forms and terminology; functions operating procedures and relationships of the criminal justice system including the Superior Court of California Judicial System, law enforcement agencies, the Probation Department, District Attorney’s Office and work with union represented employees; laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of a public agency and the various specialized aid and service programs; community needs and resources; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary; laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities; principles of public funding, budget preparation, administration and control; financial and statistical recordkeeping. Ability to: Establish and maintain positive, effective work relationships with Judicial Officers, managers and staff, supervisors, other agency personnel, Court staff and the public; supervise, coordinate, train, evaluate, and direct the staff and activities in a variety of responsibilities within an operational unit of the Court; review legal documents and other documentary evidence for accuracy and compliance with legal procedures and formats; interpret and apply specific procedural law, rules and policies; work well under pressure, ensuring that multiple court deadlines are met; analyze problems, consider alternatives, project consequences and implement recommendations; exhibit highly developed interpersonal skills using tact, demonstrate patience and courtesy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with various groups and individuals; read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures; respond constructively to conflict; maintain confidentiality and control of sensitive information; inspire the trust, respect and confidence of others; work independently; prioritize personal workload and that of subordinate staff; exhibit strong initiative, integrity, sound judgment and a high degree of maturity; reason logically and to type at 35 WPM.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess a valid California Class ‘C” driver’s license. Ability to qualify for a security clearance through fingerprinting, traffic and criminal record background investigation, and random drug testing. Ability to regularly lift, shift, push/pull, load, and unload, retrieve, move, and stock items weighing up to 20 lbs.; reach above head, bend, stoop or crouch; regular use of a hand truck. At times works around dust. Long periods of standing on your feet for a full workday. Use a computer to perform data entry for long periods of time. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS The Superior Court provides a comprehensive package of employee benefits. Our programs include medical, dental, and vision insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, term life insurance, long term disability and accident insurance and other employee benefits. The Court makes considerable contributions to health and retirement benefits on behalf of the employees. The Court also provides paid time-off:

Paid Holidays – Full-time employees receive 13 paid holidays
Paid Annual Leave – Full-time employees initially accrue 22.5 days per year, accruals increase

based on years of service
Health Insurance: The Court offers three levels of medical coverage for employees to elect. The Court pays 100% of the employee medical, dental and vision premiums and contributes a substantial amount towards dependent(s) coverage. Employees who waive Court -sponsored medical insurance and who provide proof of other group medical insurance are eligible to receive $274 per pay period (24 periods per year) in-lieu of Court-sponsored medical insurance. Life Insurance: The Court gives you the ability to help financially protect your family/beneficiaries with Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance. You have the option to supplement the Court-paid $40,000 policy with life insurance for family members and additional coverage for yourself through Voluntary Life Insurance. Retirement: The Court pays a considerable bi-weekly contribution on behalf of the employee to California Public Employee Retirement System (CALPERS). All regular employees are required to enroll in CALPERS and contribute 6.5% bi-weekly for the defined benefit plan [2% at age 62]. Deferred Compensation: The Court offers employees the ability to participate in 457 deferred- compensation plan. Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The Court provides employees with support for a wide variety of challenges through EAP. Benefits include up to three (3) sessions, every sick (6) months of face-to- face confidential counseling.

CLOSING DATE Friday, September 16, 2022, no later than 5 p.m. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Letter of Interest
Court Application

Submit Application Materials to court email [email protected] or by mail: Superior Court of the State of California County of Kings Attn: Human Resources Division 1640 Kings County Drive Hanford, CA 93230 The Court Application is available on our website: Click on the General Information tab and then click on Employment.

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[This is not an offer of employment by the County of Kings or State of California]

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