This information is provided to give an overview
of our recruitment and selection process.
A job flyer is prepared for every regular
position for which the Mendocino County Superior Court recruiting. The
flyer contains basic information that should assist you in determining
whether or not you feel qualified to apply. Additional information may be
noted on the flyer regarding the type(s) of examination(s) that may be
administered to determine the most qualified applicants. The flyer briefly
outlines the benefits of Court employment.
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A Mendocino County Superior Court
application must be completed for each position for which you are applying.
A resume will not be accepted in place of an application.
Attach all information as required on the job flyer, such as copies of
certificates, resumes, work samples, supplemental questionnaires, etc.
Applications are not accepted beyond the final filing deadline. Postmarks
are accepted as the final filing date.
Remember, the completed application is an
example of your reading comprehension skills, your ability to follow
directions, and your attention to detail. Review it carefully before
submitting it for consideration.
Job flyers and applications may be obtained
in person at the Human Resources Department, Courthouse, 100 N. State
Street, Room 303, Ukiah, CA, from this website or will be mailed to
The Employment Process
As an applicant, you will be participating
in a step-by-step process by which we obtain the most qualified candidates
for employment. The process includes various examinations that evaluate and
objectively test each applicant's qualifications for the position.
Examinations will be composed of a combination of the following procedures:
All applicants are first screened to see if
candidates meet the "Minimum Qualifications" for the position. We will be
looking to see if you have any degree, special training or certificate
required for the position. We will also be checking to see if you meet the
experience qualifications. For this reason, it is important that the dates
of employment, length of employment, whether it was full time or part time
employment, and the number of hours worked per week be filled out completely
for each job listed.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements,
you will receive a letter within three weeks after the final filing date.
The supplemental application may consist of
direct questions and/or essay questions that are either attached to the job
bulletin or mailed out to candidates to be returned as stated in the job
flyer or correspondence. They are used as an elaboration of your education
and experience and provide information for the interview panel.
This screening process is based entirely on
the information given on your application and supplemental application
A written examination test such as multiple
choice, matching, true/false, fill in, computation, and/or narrative may be
Applicants may be required to perform a
series of simulated job tasks, which are representative of the duties of the
The most suitably qualified candidates will
be invited to an oral interview examination usually conducted by a
three-member panel. Before going to the interview, review "The Position" and
"Minimum Qualifications" sections on the examination announcement. In your
interview be prepared to tell the panel about your education and experience,
if any, and how they have prepared you for this job, as well as about your
career interests and goals. The panel may also ask some simulation questions
or ask for more detail on your background. The panel will have reviewed your
application before you come into the room, but you can be rated only on what
is discussed in the interview. The application admits you to the
examination; it is in the oral test/interview that you must convince the
panel that you are the best person for the job.
An eligibility list is established of all
candidates who qualified in the examination process. Candidates are ranked
from highest to lowest. The list is normally valid for 6 months. It is
important to keep the Human Resources Department informed regarding changes
in your address and telephone number. You will not be notified when the list
Those candidates in the top five ranks of
the eligibility list are certified and referred to the hiring authority to
determine which candidate is best suited to meet the specific needs of the
Employment Eligibility Verification
The Court must verify each new employee's
legal status to work in the United States. An "I-9" (Employment Eligibility
Verification Form) will be completed on the new employee upon acceptance of
an offer of employment.
Mendocino County Superior Court is an Agency
Shop. Membership in, or Fee Payer Status, is a condition of employment.
Service Employees International Union, Local 707, is the Union Affiliation
for Mendocino County Superior Court.
Mendocino County Superior Court is committed to the principle of equal
employment opportunity to all persons with respect to employment
opportunities, compensation, benefits, promotional opportunities and other
terms or conditions of employment, regardless of race, color, national
origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, age, marital
status, or political affiliation, as required by applicable federal and
state laws. If you need accommodations in the examination/interview process,
please contact the Human Resources Department at least five (5) working days
before a scheduled examination/interview.