Court Commissioner
Superior Court of California, County of Riverside - Riverside County, CA

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This at-will position under the authority of the Judges of the Court, and at the direction of the Presiding Judge, Court Commissioners perform various judicial functions as prescribed by law or conferred by the court.

The power and authority of Court Commissioners is specified in Article VI, Section 22, of the California Constitution, Code of Civil Procedure Section 259 and Government Code Section 71622. Court Commissioners have the same jurisdiction and exercise the same powers and duties as the judges of the courts with respect to infractions and small claims actions, and in other matters pursuant to stipulation of the parties. Court Commissioners perform judicial and quasi-judicial functions to assist the court in performing its constitutional and statutory duties for the administration of justice, with primary responsibility for presiding over a daily court calendar as assigned, including acting as a temporary judge in appropriate cases, and performing other related duties as assigned.

Court Commissioners are appointed by majority vote of the judges.

Location: This Court Commissioner position can be located at any court location within Riverside County.

About the Organization: The judiciary of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, includes 58 judges and 17 commissioners. Over 1100 employees provide administrative and clerical support to the Court, thus ensuring the efficient operation of the judicial system in Riverside County.

The Court processes all types of court matters, including every stage of criminal and civil proceedings. It also processes juvenile, probate, family law, traffic, minor offenses, small claims, and specific appellate matters. The Court has locations in Banning, Blythe, Corona, Hemet, Indio, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Riverside, and Temecula.

About the County: Riverside County is located in the heart of California's Inland Empire, is one of the nation's largest counties geographically, and is the sixth largest in population in California (2.19 million). Riverside County extends more than 7,300 square miles.

With easy access to beaches, mountains, deserts and lush farmland, Riverside County provides its residents with opportunities for educational and vocational development, shopping centers, financial centers and cultural activities, and Los Angeles, San Diego and most of Southern California's greatest attractions are less than an hour and a half away. From its heritage as a rural farming community, Riverside County has kept its friendliness, its affordable housing and available land space. Riverside County is an important center for industry, commerce and education. To find the right combination of professional and personal rewards, consider our opening.

"Leading Justice into the Future"
Our goals are to provide: Quality of Justice; Service to the Public; Modernization; Case Management; and Court Security. Our vision is to provide everyone with equal and convenient access to efficient, professional public service; to provide a safe environment where court users and personnel can conduct their business with a staff known for expertise, esprit de corps, and commitment to ensuring public trust and confidence in the judicial system.

Essential Duties:

For a complete list of the essential duties, please refer to the job description .

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be an active member in good standing of the California Bar for a period of at least ten (10) years prior to appointment, unless inactive membership due to previously holding the position of judge, referee or commissioner. Applicants with less than ten (10) years membership in the California Bar may request an exemption pursuant to Section 10.701(b) of the California Rules of Court. Persons seeking appointment, as a Court Commissioner must demonstrate relevant legal experience as deemed sufficient by the Judges of the Court.

Other Information:

Applicants must submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire no later than 4:00 pm the final filing date. Resumes are welcome and may be attached to the online application to further explain your qualifications, but are not acceptable as a replacement for the online application. Incomplete or indistinct descriptions of employment experience may disqualify a candidate.

For further information, contact Nohemy Perez, Human Resources Analyst, in Court Human Resources at (951) 777-3017.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
All positions are open to qualified applicants. Pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, disabled persons who believe they need reasonable accommodation or help in order to apply for or perform the necessary duties of the position may contact the Recruitment and Selection Unit at (951) 777-3017.