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    Posted 08-09-2021 02:51 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 08-09-2021 02:50 PM





    JOB OPENING #:  5368




    The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Senior Fiscal Analyst in our Budget Services office.

    The Senior Fiscal Analyst will perform advanced budgetary, technical, and analytical responsibilities related to the administration of highly complex judicial branch funds including, but not limited to, the Trial Court Trust Fund, State Court Improvement and Modernization Fund, Court Facilities Trust Fund, the State Court Facilities Construction Fund, and Courthouse Construction Fund. This position will be responsible for performing regularly calendared fund condition and cash flow analysis. In addition, this position will assist management with special projects related to fiscal management responsibilities. Fund complexity is determined by the number of revenue streams and appropriations plus the number of all allocations within appropriations. The analyst will forecast multi-year projections and monitor the assigned funds to ensure that all transaction within the funds are consistent with the guidelines contained in the Department of Finance's (DOF) Manual of State Funds and applicable statute, and the expenditures are within approved appropriations. The Senior Fiscal Analyst will ensure all reporting requirements on fund conditions are met timely and identify any potential fund solvency issues for the review of leadership.


    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 toward 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 from downtown, just north of Discovery Park.


    The successful candidate will be expected to work in the San Francisco or Sacramento office.


    • Monitor, review, and prepare multi-year forecasts of revenues for assigned funds:
      • Perform highly complex multi-year revenue forecasts for assigned funds utilizing existing methodologies;
      • Re-evaluate and augment existing or develop new revenue projection methodologies that will be utilized to perform revenue forecasts for assigned funds, as a result of legislative changes, establishment or elimination of programs, or changes in revenue streams that support the fund, as needed;
      • Recommend and present projections that will be provided to the Department of Finance (DOF) or for use by the Judicial Council, Judicial Council staff leadership, Judicial Council advisory bodies and other entities for various decision making and allocation of funding.
    • Prepare, maintain, review, analyze, and reconcile fund condition statements, cash flow statements, and other financial statement and reports related to judicial branch funds, as assigned:
      • Review and analyze highly complex revenue and expenditure data to revise and monitor various financial statements and reports, including fund condition statements and cash condition statements. Consolidate data and information from various sources and prepare summary reports to the Judicial Council and its advisory bodies, Judicial Council leadership, and others needed to assist the policy-making bodies in making data driven and well informed decisions;
      • Utilize revenue and expenditure projections in order to develop cash flow estimates, and monitor cash flow in consultation and coordination with other Budget Services units and Judicial Council offices as needed. In addition, incorporate expenditure projects prepared by the Program Budget unit of Budget Services for office programs and manage special fund redirections, loan, and repayment schedules;
    • Perform research and analyses, and provide custom reports, analyses, and information to various stakeholders such as the Department of Finance, the Legislative Analyst's office and the State Controller's office:
      • Prepare analyses and reports for the Judicial Council, advisory committees, the Legislature, and other stakeholders related to fund condition and administration to assist the policy-making bodies in making well informed decisions
      • Draft Budget Change Proposals related to funds, revenues, and appropriations for submission to the Department of Finance. Ensure proposals are accurate and reflect a compelling justification for the request. Document should be comprehensive and drafted with the objective to minimize follow-up required by the DOF;
      • Perform research and analyses of financial and other issues, including a fiscal impact analysis of proposed legislation.
    • Provide specialized technical support to the Judicial Council advisory committees and their subcommittees and working groups such as the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee, and the Revenue and Expenditure Subcommittee (R&E):
    • Monitor and review all receipts and expenditures from local courthouse construction funds (CCFs) for the counties with outstanding bond indebtedness per Government Code section 70403:
      • Monitor and review all receipts and expenditures for counties collecting local courthouse construction funds. Receipts should be compared to amounts reported on the Report of Revenues to identify major discrepancies and revenues should be compared and in line with current revenue trends for other funds. Monitor expenditures as reported by the counties to ensure funds are being spent in accordance with appropriate code sections.



    Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, accounting or a directly related field, and four (4) years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis, budgetary, or contract administration/procurement.


    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. An additional four years of professional experience in the assigned function as noted above may substitute for the bachelor's degree. Or, additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.




    Juris doctor, master's of business administration, or master's degree in a directly related field for the assigned discipline such as finance, contract administration or accountancy, and one (1) year of experience as identified above.




    One year as a Fiscal Analyst, in the assigned field, with the Judicial Council of California or one year 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 August 19, 2021. 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 #5368 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.


    $6,752.00 - $10,129.00 per month

    (Starting salary will be $6,752.00 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 provide examples of your involvement in key financial functions (e.g., preparing fund condition statements, revenue and expenditure forecasting, and budgeting, financial reporting, general ledger accounting, cash flow control, contracts, grants, and payroll).



    1. Describe your experience as it relates to preparation and presentation of financial reports (e.g. type of presentation, information prepared, and audience).


    Judicial Council of California
    San Francisco CA