The County has a population of 510,000 with a rich cultural diversity. The County is situated ideally with less than a two hour drive to Yosemite National Park, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, San Francisco, Sacramento and recreational activities such as skiing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, etc. Arts and entertainment are abundant. The area boasts a symphony, orchestra, ballet, opera company and summer pops program and is home to the Gallo Center for the Arts.
The Court as Employer
The Court employs approximately 250 people in 40+ job classifications, ranging from clerical support to professional level positions. Court employees support a total of 21 judicial officers. As of January 1, 2001, the Court became an employer separate from the County of Stanislaus or the State of California. Court employment is governed by the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act and is not covered by Civil Service Rules.
The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all persons regardless of their race, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.
The Court offers medical, dental and vision insurance coverage to employees and their dependents. There are Kaiser and Blue Shield medical plans to choose from, a dental plan provided by Delta Dental and a vision plan provided by Medical Eye Services (MES).
Life and Disability Insurance
The Court provides a mandatory, basic term life insurance, payable to a designated beneficiary. The Court also offers optional supplemental term life insurance. For most employee groups, there is mandatory participation in the State Disability Insurance program.
Full-time employees receive twelve (12) paid holidays per year.
Depending on the position, full-time employees earn a minimum rate of fourteen (14) days per year for the first two years, with increases at designated intervals in subsequent years, based on employment longevity.
Full-time employees accrue twelve (12) days of sick leave per year, which may accumulate on an unlimited basis.
Flexible Spending Plans
All employees are eligible to participate in a voluntary flexible spending plan which reimburses up to $5,000 per year for qualifying dependent care expenses and $2,550 per year for qualifying medical expenses.
Stanislaus County Retirement Plan
Court employees participate in the StanCERA defined benefit retirement plan under the 1937 County Retirement Act. The specific plan depends on the employee’s hire date and provisions of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). All full-time employees are enrolled in the plan. Plan benefits are based on age at time of retirement, years of service and compensation. The retirement plan has reciprocity with other 1937 Act Retirement System organizations and California Public Employee Retirement System (Cal PERS.)
Deferred Compensation Plan
All Court employees may participate in a voluntary Internal Revenue Code Section 457 deferred compensation plan paid 100% by the employee.