Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Superior Court of California, County of Solano

Fairfield Branch | Vallejo Branch


Job Opportunities

The Court is now accepting applications for Information Systems Specialist I. Click the job title to view the complete announcement and supplemental questions. To apply, submit a completed job application form and responses to the supplemental questions to the Court Executive Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018. Application packets can be dropped off at 600 Union Ave., Fairfield, third floor, Executive Office or mailed to Solano Superior Court, PO Box 2465, Fairfield, CA 94533. Hard copies of the job announcement and job application form are available at the Executive Office. If you have questions or want the materials mailed to you, please call 707-207-7471.

The Court is now accepting applications for Court Reporter. Please click the job title to read the full announcement. Completed application forms must be received by the Court by 5:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018. Forms may be personally delivered to the Executive Office in the Hall of Justice, 600 Union Avenue, Fairfield, CA or may be mailed to Superior Court Human Resources, PO Box 2465, Fairfield, CA 94533. Postmarks, faxes, and e-mail submissions will not be accepted. If you have questions, call 707-207-7471. Paper copies of the materials are available at the Executive Office 8:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Job Application FormJob Application Form

The job application is in .pdf format. Please make sure you have compatible software. The job application may be completed electronically; but it cannot be submitted electronically. You must print and sign the application, including any required supplemental application, for filing with the Court. Applications will not be accepted via email or by fax. For more information, please read the Employment Process section below. You may also email your request for an application to

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About the Court

The Superior Court of California, County of Solano, employs about 215 people. Court employees support twenty-three 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.

Equal Opportunity

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.

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Solano County

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.

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Pay and Benefits

Classifications and Pay Ranges

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.

General      Benefit Chart - General

Professional    Benefit Chart - Professional

Supervisor   Benefit Chart - Supervisors

Benefits - Unrepresented Classifications

Unrepresented Unit

Confidential Unit

Management Unit

Executive Unit

Commissioner Unit

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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.

Sick Leave

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.

Health Benefits

The Court offers medical, dental and vision insurance coverage to employees and their dependents. There are ten medical plans, two dental plans and one vision plan available. The Court makes a substantial contribution toward the insurance premiums.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their dependents 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.

Other Benefits

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.
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Employment Process


In addition to this website, application forms 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.

Selection Process

Employment lists are established through an examination process. 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.

Probationary Period

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.

Wage Policies

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. Some positions may be only a single pay rate and not a range.

The Superior Court of California, County of Solano, is a smoke free work place.

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