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Employment/Human Resources

Welcome to HR

Human Resources (HR) actively promotes the training and development of Tuolumne County Superior Court employees, monitors employment practices to help ensure legal compliance, and develops HR policies and procedures.

HR’s emphasis is a combination of both tactical and strategic approaches, and is considerably strengthened and more effective when in active partnership with staff, supervisors, and management.

HR Philosophy and Practices

HR’s policies and practices represent important forces for shaping employee behavior and attitudes. In addition to providing advice on legal employment practices, some other HR functions include the following:

Employment Selection

If properly designed and practiced, employment selection practices will legally identify competent candidates and accurately match them to open positions. Our focus on hiring the most qualified individuals fosters a vital atmosphere of excellence and professionalism.

Training & Development Programs

These programs can positively affect employee behavior in two ways. In addition to directly improving the skills necessary for employees to successfully perform their jobs, training and development programs offer individuals opportunities to increase motivation and self-confidence.

Performance Evaluation

The Performance Evaluation process offers employees and supervisors the opportunity to mutually assess the employee’s performance; to highlight the employee’s accomplishments and development areas; set annual goals and objectives; and provides a basis for determining reward allocations, if appropriate. Employee satisfaction and performance increases when the evaluation is based on behavioral, results-oriented criteria; when employees have an opportunity to actively participate in their evaluations; and when evaluation criteria and process are consistently applied throughout the organization.

Equal Opportunity

The Tuolumne County Superior Court offers equal employment opportunity to prospective employees. Applicants will receive full consideration without regard to race, creed, color, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran, or disability status.

Frequently Asked HR Questions

Employment opportunities are posted on the Employment Opportunities page of our website. You can also obtain employment information by contacting the Human Resources office: or calling (209) 533-6914; fax: (209) 533-6607.

You may download the required employment application from Human Resources by visiting our Employment Opportunities Webpage. Sometimes the Court will use the Judicial Council (JC) HR Office to help with recruitment and the JC HR Office will be the address where you will mail your application packet. If that is the case, it will be clearly stated in the job announcement. If the Court Human Resources is receiving the application packets, please mail your completed application, cover letter, and current resume to:

Superior Court of California
County of Tuolumne

Attention: HR Department
12855 Justice Center Drive
Sonora, CA 95370

Your completed application packet must be received by mail in the Human Resources office by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date listed on the job announcement.

No, we do not accept resumes in lieu of applications. You must submit a completed Tuolumne Superior Court Application and a current resume in order to be considered for a position.

Some of our positions do require a Supplemental Application, other positions do not. Please review the application instructions carefully concerning the position you are interested in applying for, to see if a Supplemental Application is required.

No. If the mail delivers your completed application packet after the final filing date listed on the announcement, it will not be accepted.

All applications will be screened after an opening’s final filing date and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

An eligibility list is a list of qualified applicants for a position. When an applicant participates in the recruitment process for a position and is given a score from an examination and/or interview, that person’s name is put on an eligibility list in score/rank order. That person’s eligibility ranking is reviewed when an opening occurs for that position; those names are then used from the list to determine the next stage in the recruitment process for that opening.

You may change your contact information by contacting the HR Department at the email or telephone number provided above.

Please read the instruction letter you received as each recruitment has its own instructions whether a test will be required. 

The Tuolumne Superior Court has the following job classifications: Commissioner; Court Executive Officer; Court Facilities Manager; Court Clerk I, II, III; Court Project Manager; Court Reporter; Division Manager; Executive Assistant; Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Attorney; Fiscal Manager; Senior Fiscal Technician; Human Resources Manager; Information Technology Manager; Information Technology Technician; Legal Research Attorney; and Division Supervisors.

Yes. All full-time and part-time employees who work at least 20 hours each week receive the following benefits according to their choices: Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement; paid holidays; and personal time off (PTO) [i.e., a combination of vacation and sick leave]. Benefits are pro-rated for eligible part-time employees.

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