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CA - Senior Fiscal Analyst

  • 1.  CA - Senior Fiscal Analyst

    Posted 04-14-2020 01:52 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 04-14-2020 01:52 PM



    JOB OPENING #: 5181


    The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Senior Fiscal Analyst for the Budget Services office.  The Senior Fiscal Analyst will serve as primary Judicial Council of California (JCC) staff supporting the Supreme Court, California Judicial Center Library, Habeas Corpus Resource Center, Courts of Appeal, Supreme Court, and the Commission on Judicial Performance on fiscal, administrative, and other budget development and management, expenditure forecasting, position and appropriation control, and conducts specialized research and analysis to assist the Administrative Presiding Justices (APJs) and Appellate Court Clerks/Administrators with planning and decision-making processes.

    The Judicial Council strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, $130 monthly stipend towards public transit commuting costs, and retirement savings plans. In San Francisco, the office is only a 7-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station in downtown San Francisco. In Sacramento, the office is located minutes north of downtown in Natomas.

    The successful candidate will report to the San Francisco or Sacramento office.


    • • Provide budgetary, technical, and analytical support in the areas of budget development and management, expenditure forecasting, position and appropriation control:
      • Collaborate with appellate court entities to develop, review, and update the financial forecast report;
      • Update Personal Services Report for each court entity with actual costs; research personnel transactions;
      • Analyze expenditure trends for input into the financial forecast and monitor fiscal status of individual court entities and courts of appeal program.
    • Analyze fiscal status, prepare and present appellate court allocations and projections briefing updates to the APJs and Appellate Court Clerks/Administrators;
      • Analyze current and projected expenditures by appellate court and program;
    • Conduct specialized research and analysis of fiscal budgeting issues:
      • Research accounting records to verify accuracy of recorded expenditures and encumbrances;
      • Apprise APJs, Appellate Court Clerks/Administrators, and Judicial Council Budget Services management of significant issues which may have a fiscal impact to the appellate courts. Confer with appellate courts and Budget Services management regarding potential courses of action;
    • Prepare monthly forecast for ACS:
      • Run and format Program Disbursement Activity Report;
      • Analyze current and projected expenditures for forecast projections, meet with ACS management to discuss forecast projections and planned expeditures and antic.


    Bachelor's degree preferably in business, finance, accounting or a directly related field and five (5) years of professional exempt-level experience in financial analysis. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a directly related field such as accounting, finance, business, etc., may be substituted for one of the years of required experience. 
    Two years as a Fiscal Analyst, in the assigned field, with the Judicial Council of California or two years of experience performing the duties of a class comparable in the level of responsibility to that of a Fiscal Analyst in a California Superior Court or California state-level government entity.

    Please note: if you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.


    To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on May 22, 2020. This position requires the submission of our official application, a resume and a response to the supplemental questions.

    To complete an online application, go to job opening #5181 at https://www.courts.ca.gov/careers.htm

    The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (415) 865-4272.


    $6,752 - $10,129 per month (Starting Salary: $6,752 per month)

    Some highlights of our benefits package include:
    • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
    • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
    • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
    • 1 personal holiday per year
    • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
    • CalPERS Retirement Plan
    • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
    • FlexElect Program
    • Pretax Parking
    • Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)
    • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)
    The Judicial Council of California Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

    Supplemental Questions

    To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, please provide a response to the following questions:
    1. Please describe your experience with briefing management verbally and in writing regarding the status of budgets that you have monitored or managed. 
    2. Describe your experience with the budget practices & procedures of public sector environments. Please include any experience with preparing baseline budgets, collecting data, adjustments to the budget, developing cost allocations, drafting budget requests, and reviewing budget change proposals. 
    3. Describe your experience with forecasting revenues and expenditures. 

    Judicial Council of California
    San Francisco CA