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About the Court
The Superior Court of California, County of Solano, employs about 215 people. Court employees support twenty-four judicial officers located in both Fairfield and Vallejo. Employees may be required to work in either location. Court employees are subject to the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act and are not covered by Civil Service Rules.
The Superior Court of California, County of Solano, encourages applications from all persons regardless of their national origin, political affiliation, race, color, sex, age or disability. If you have any questions regarding appeal rights or special testing accommodations, contact the Superior Court Executive Office.
Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of the Superior Court of California, County of Solano, that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all Court employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of Court service, job-related merit, and ability to perform the job.Back to Top
Solano County (population approx. 380,000) covers 891 square miles. The County seat of Fairfield is located outside the congested metropolitan area where its location makes rural and suburban living possible. The cultural advantages of the San Francisco Bay Area are available within a 50 minute drive. The Sierra Nevada's to the east, as well as nearby lakes and rivers offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. In addition to Solano Community College, the County's two-year college, the University of California's Berkeley and Davis campuses and California State University of Sacramento are within easy commuting distance.Back to Top
Pay and Benefits
Benefits - Represented Classifications
Benefits for employees represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1021 are contained within the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for each group. Click the unit name to view the applicable MOU.
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Holidays & Vacations
Full time employees receive fifteen paid holidays per year and accrue vacation based on the number of completed service hours. The rate is approximately ten days to start, increasing to fifteen days after 6,240 hours, twenty days after 20,800 hours and twenty-one days after 41,600 hours of service.
Full-time employees accumulate twelve sick leave days per year. Part-time employees accrue sick leave pro-rata.
Court employees receive retirement benefits through the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), under the County of Solano's contract. The specific plan depends on the employee's hire date and the rules under the Public Employees Pension Retirement Act (PEPRA). The plans have reciprocity with all State PERS and County 1937 Act Retirement System agencies. Employees also participate in Social Security.
The Court offers medical, dental and vision insurance coverage to employees and their dependents. There are nine medical plans, two dental plans and one vision plan available. The Court makes a substantial contribution toward the insurance premiums.
Employee Assistance Program
Employees may use this program for up to six visits per incident per year at no cost to the employee. The services provided are completely confidential.
Employees may elect to participate in:
- 457 compensation plan (no court contribution).
- Flexible Spending Plan (qualifying medical, dependent care, and transportation expenses).
- Life Insurance (premium for basic coverage paid by Court).
- Voluntary life insurance for self and dependents.
In addition to this website, applications can be obtained by calling 707-207-7471 or by visiting the Executive Office, 3rd Floor at 600 Union Avenue, Fairfield. Completed application packets must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date specified on the announcement. Post marks will not be accepted. Application packets may not be submitted by e-mail or by fax. Applicants requesting special testing accommodations should obtain the Special Testing Accommodations Request form and return it with their employment application prior to the final filing date.
Employment lists are established by ranking candidates according to their overall scores in an examination. The examination may include written and oral questions. Candidates must be successful in each part of the examination. The Court Executive Officer may interview and consider for appointment the top ten available candidates for each opening. A probation period is the final part of the selection process for most positions.
Appointment to Position
At the time of appointment to a position, candidates are required to successfully complete a background check and required to execute an oath of allegiance to the United States and the State of California. All employees must submit proof of lawful eligibility to work in the United States.
Most positions require that candidates successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.
Extra Help Appointments
Appointments may be made from an eligible list for extra help (part time, no benefits) positions.
The starting salary is ordinarily the first rate shown on the announcement. After satisfactory completion of approximately twelve months of Court service, a wage increase may be authorized. Thereafter, further increases are possible upon completion of satisfactory service at one year intervals, up to the maximum step. Longevity pay is available after 10 years of service.
The Superior Court of California,
County of Solano, is a smoke free work place.
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