Employment

Open Positions

The Court is now recruiting for the positions listed below. Download the PDF for each position to read the full announcement and any supplemental questionnaire. All documents must be returned electronically and in .pdf format.

The Court is now accepting applications for Judicial Assistant II. To read the full job announcement, click the job title at the bottom of this paragraph. To apply, complete the Job Application form below the announcement. Documents must be saved as .pdf (Adobe) format. Other formats or document images are not accepted. E-mail your completed application materials to CourtHR@solano.courts.ca.gov Applications will be accepted until filled. If you have questions, call 707-207-7471.

The Court is now accepting applications for Legal Process Clerk II. To read the full job announcement, click the job title at the bottom of this paragraph. To apply, complete the Job Application form below the announcement. Documents must be saved as .pdf (Adobe) format. Other formats or document images are not accepted. E-mail your completed application materials to CourtHR@solano.courts.ca.gov Applications will be accepted until filled. If you have questions, call 707-207-7471.

The Court is now accepting applications for full-time or part-time Court Reporter. The salary range is $99,922 – $121,455 annually, for full time reporters.

Hiring Bonus: each full-time reporter hired after December 15, 2022 will receive a $5,000 hiring bonus ($2,500 paid on first full pay check and $2,500 after 1 year of service with the court. Part-time reporters in a .5 position will receive a $2,500 hiring bonus ($1,250 paid on first full pay check and $1,250 after 1 year of service with the court.

Finder’s Fee: Any court employee who refers a court reporter candidates to the Court for employment is eligible to receive a finder’s fee if the following occur:

  1. Current court employee informs Court HR that they are recommending a candidate.
  2. Court reporter candidate identifies the referring employee, to Court HR, at the time the application is submitted
  3. Court reporter applicant must be hired for full-time or part-time (.5 or greater) position.
  4. Court reporter must pass probation.
  5. Court employee recommending a court reporter who is hired for a full-time position will receive $2,500 the first pay period after the reporter starts employment and an additional $2,500 when the reporter passes probation.
  6. Court employee recommending a court reporter who is hired for a part-time position (.5 or greater) will receive $1,250 the first pay period after the reporter starts employment and an additional $1,250 when the reporter passes probation.

To read the full job announcement, click the job title at the bottom of this paragraph. To apply, complete the Job Application form. Documents must be saved as .pdf (Adobe) format. Other formats or document images are not accepted. E-mail your completed application materials to CourtHR@solano.courts.ca.gov. The Side Letter contains additional salary and benefit language. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have questions, call 707-207-7471.

The Application Process

Application

The Court accepts applications and other related documents by e-mail. The application form is available under each job announcement. Instructions for completing and submitting applications are listed with each active recruitment.

Reasonable Accommodation: Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, as amended, applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Human Resources. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Human Resources

Executive Office

Hall Of Justice

Phone : (707) 207-7471

CourtHR@solano.courts.ca.gov

Selection & Hiring

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 an appointment the top ten available candidates for each opening. A probation period is the final part of the selection process for most positions.

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.

Working For The Court

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.

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

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 (ADA)

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.

Salary Schedules

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.

Benefits

Please Note: Appointments may be made from an eligible list for extra help (part-time, no benefits) positions.

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.

Unrepresented Classifications

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.

Retirement

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 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.