Superior Court of California

County of San Francisco
Administrative Office, 400 McAllister Street, Room 205, San Francisco, CA 94102

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
COURT MANAGER
(Job Code 148C)

$91,428 to $111,134 annually $3,503 to $4,258 as paid biweekly
The Judges of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, invite applications from qualified applicants interested in serving as chief of a major division within the Court. The Court Manager is a generic manager classification and incumbents may be rotated to a variety of manager assignments, as the needs of the Court dictate.

FINAL FILING DATE: ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

5:00 p. m., MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007
The Court Manager will be responsible to:

Plan, organize, direct, and manage the functions, operations, and services of a major Court division; monitor the effectiveness and results of division operations; develop short term and long range plans for service and operational improvement; develop and implement work methods and procedures; conduct operational and administrative studies making recommendations as necessary; assist with the development and implementation of organizational goals, objectives, and policies of the Court; and recommend procedural and policy changes to Court executive management. Provide supervision, training, and work evaluation for division staff; select new employees; provide guidance and assistance with resolving difficult work and document processing problems; develop, update, and maintain office procedural and training manuals; prepare disciplinary reports and oversee disciplinary actions initiated by subordinate supervisory staff. Develop data and prepare a wide variety of reports, plans, and proposals. Serve as a representative with other Court divisions and government agencies. Develop information to support budget requests and participate in budget development and control; assist with the review and development of Court data processing and management information needs; provide administrative staff support for judicial officers, drafting correspondence, policies, and reports. Answer questions, either in person or over the telephone, regarding the status of cases, fines, processes, and court appearances and interpret codes, policies and procedures for staff and the public.

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Physical Requirements:
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25lbs; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an office and courtroom environment; continuous contact with judicial officers, executive management, litigants, attorneys, other staff, the public and other government agencies.

Required Qualifications:
Five years of responsible work experience performing a variety of administrative and court support work, including at least two years as a supervisor or manager. These experience requirements must have been acquired in a municipal, superior, state or federal court; AND

Knowledge of:
• • • • • • • • • Principles of management, supervision, training, and employee evaluation. Program planning and evaluation. Public and community relations. Computers and software used for court administrative functions. Fiscal and financial record keeping. Legal terminology and legal procedures and documents used in court cases. Functions and operations of the Superior Courts of California. Laws, regulations, legislation, operations, rules, policies, and procedures of the Superior Courts of California. California statutes relating to court procedures, such as the Code of Civil Procedure, Probate Code, Family Code, Welfare and Institutions Code, Penal Code, Vehicle Code, and California Rules of Court.

Ability to:
• • • • • • • Plan, organize, administer, manage, and coordinate the functions, operations, and services of a major Court division. Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards. Prioritize work and handle multiple projects. Analyze complex technical and administrative problems, evaluating alternatives. Supervise, direct, motivate, and evaluate the work of assigned staff. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Effectively represent the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco in answering questions, responding to inquires, providing assistance, and dealing with concerns from judicial officers, litigants, jurors, attorneys, the general public, community organizations, other Court staff, and other government agencies. Prepare clear, concise, and accurate records and reports. Use a personal computer and appropriate software for word processing, statistics, record keeping, and court administrative functions. Perform a wide variety of complex and specialized administrative and support work. Interpret, explain, and apply a variety of codes, statutes, policies, rules, procedures, instructions, and regulations, related to Court functions and courtroom proceedings.

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How To Apply:
Interested applicants must submit all of the items below: • • • A complete San Francisco Court employment application (two pages attached – [Parts 1 and 2]), specific to this particular job announcement, plus a written description of the six [6] supplemental job ability requirements (page three of the application, [Part 3]). A resume. A one-page statement of qualifications, explaining why the applicant is interested in the position and why the applicant is qualified to perform the duties described herein. This one page statement should succinctly describe the relative education and experience that is applicable to this position; and An organizational chart indicating the candidate’s current position in relation to those supervised/managed and the position the candidate reports to.

The three-part application, resume and statement of qualifications must be sent or delivered to the Human Resources Office, 400 McAllister Street, Room 205, San Francisco, CA 94102. Applications and attachments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, by personal delivery, interoffice mail, or U. S. Mail. Facsimile or any other electronic filing system will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to insure that this office receives his/her application/resume/statement package by the final filing time and date. Applications received after that date, regardless of when they were mailed or sent will not be accepted.

Selection Process
Initial Screening:
Applications, resumes and statements of qualifications 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 and 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, the resume and the statement of qualifications are very important to the selection process. Applicants should review the material in this announcement very carefully before preparing the supplemental application and the one page statement of qualifications.

Oral Interview, Performance Exercise and Evaluation:
Selected candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, ability, and skill levels in job related areas. At the time of the interview, candidates may also be required to participate in a performance exercise related to job factors. It is anticipated that interviews will be scheduled in May 2007. The performance exercise, the completed application package and the oral interview will be combined by the screening committee to determine the relative knowledge, ability, and skill levels in job related areas of all of the candidates selected for interview. Selection as outlined herein will be in accordance with San Francisco Superior Court Personnel Rule 9. This selection process will only be used to fill current vacant positions in this classification. An eligible list will not be established for use for future vacancies. Should other vacancies occur in the future, a separate selection process will be used. Qualified candidates with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for testing may contact the Human Resources Office of the Court in writing prior to May 11, 2007 at 400 McAlllister Street, Room 205, San Francisco, CA 94102, specifying the examination title and the nature of the accommodation being requested.

Additional Employment Information:
Employees will be eligible for a flexible benefit cafeteria plan, including a variety of health, dental, life insurance plans, and other benefit options; will be enrolled in a contributory retirement plan; will be eligible for paid vacation sick leave and holiday pay in accordance with the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco Court’s benefit provisions; and will be eligible for a deferred compensation savings program. Remember, applications must be received in Room 205 of the Civic Center Courthouse by 5:00 p.m.

FINAL FILING DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007
THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. APPLICANTS SHALL NOT BE FAVORED OR DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BECAUSE OF RACE, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, AGE, PHYSICAL HANDICAP, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ANCESTRY, MARITAL STATUS, COLOR, MEDICAL CONDITION, OR OTHER NONMERIT FACTOR. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION MAY BE MADE SO THAT HANDICAPPED APPLICANTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR THIS EXAMINATION MAY CONTACT THE PERSONNEL OFFICE OF THE COURT IN WRITING AT THE 400 MCALLISTER STREET, ROOM 205, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102, SPECIFYING THE EXAMINATION TITLE AND THE NATURE OF THE ACCOMMODATION BEING REQUESTED.

For further explanation concerning any of the above information, contact Human Resources of the California Superior Court, County of San Francisco (415) 551-5936
Additional copies of this announcement and the applicable application are available at 400 McAllister Street, Room 205, San Francisco, CA 94102.