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CA- Senior Fiscal Analyst (JO#5719)

  • 1.  CA- Senior Fiscal Analyst (JO#5719)

    Posted 10-04-2022 10:33 AM





    JOB OPENING #: 5719




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


    The Senior Fiscal Analyst provides support to Judicial Council committees and programs as well as Budget Services management and is responsible for research, analysis, report writing, ad hoc assignments, and presentations for various internal and external audiences including the Judicial Council and the public. This position is lead staff to the Fiscal Planning and Funding Methodology Subcommittees and is responsible for coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, writing briefing notes and meeting minutes, and actively participating in the subcommittee meetings. This position also supports the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee and prepares meeting materials including, but not limited to, agendas, briefing documents, meeting notes for committee members, and minutes. The Senior Fiscal Analyst also writes reports and makes presentations to advisory bodies related to allocation methodologies, trial court funding, program policies, and the Trial Court Trust Fund Funds Held on Behalf of Trial Courts program which this position oversees.


    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, up to $130 per month reimbursement for qualifying 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. However, hybrid schedules may be available from a California residence during the duration of the agency's Hybrid Work Pilot Program through 2022.



    • Oversee fiscal policy and make recommendations for revision through analysis of program data and in response to legislative, executive, and/or executive decisions, develop/recommend improved methodologies on process, reporting, and data management.
    • Manage program data through trial court submissions, specialized research and analysis, and determine and report court allocation funding adjustments to ensure implementation of and compliance with Judicial Council action.
    • Plan annual Fiscal Planning Subcommittee (FPS) submissions from trial courts, prepare for subcommittee review and approval, make recommendations on annual agenda and itinerary within scheduling constraints, and convene subcommittee chair and management to verify meeting agenda items.
    • Manage all aspects of meetings with adherence to public posting requirements including, but not limited to, planning and development of agendas, chair briefing notes, meeting reports, meeting materials, and minutes.
    • Provide advanced and specialized level of analysis and support for the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (TCBAC).
    • Provide budgetary, technical, and analytical support in drafting annual and biannual reports to the legislature.
    • Develop annual trial court allocations consistent with existing Judicial Council policy.
    • Calculate and enter the monthly allocation distribution by court for Court Interpreters Program funding in SharePoint. Update monthly memo narrative as needed.
    • Manage Indirect Cost Rate Proposals program with thorough understanding of policies and procedures, including Trial Court Financial Policies & Procedures Manual requirements.




    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.



    This position is Open Until Filled. Submission of our official application, a resume, and a response to the supplemental questions are required. To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 13, 2022.


    To complete the online application, please visit https://www.courts.ca.gov/careers.htm and search for JO# 5719.


    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.






    $7,267 - $10,901 per month

    [This position is expected to be filled at or near the beginning of the salary range]


    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
    • Up to $130 per month reimbursement for qualifying commuting costs
    • 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 for Senior Fiscal Analyst (JO# 5719)


    To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, we will review your responses to the following questions. Please indicate for which employer you performed these functions. Your answers should not exceed a total of one page.


    1. Describe your professional experience preparing and presenting budget related reports and recommendations for upper management and/or committee consideration.
    2. Describe your professional experience related to fiscal policy development and implementation, as well as financial forecasting.
    3. Do you have any other employment by the State of California that is not already provided on your application? If yes, please list the specific departments or agencies for which you worked. If you have no prior state service, please state "none."


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