San Benito County Superior Court
Published
September 9, 2022
Location
Hollister, California
Job Type
Salary
Pay: $89,148.80 – $119,412.80 per year

Description

Superior Court of California, County of San Benito
Invites applications for the position of:

FAMILY COURT MEDIATOR
Full-time
SALARY:
Hourly: Step A: $42.86 — Step F: $57.41
Monthly: Step A: $7,429.07– Step F: $9,951.07
Annually: Step A: $89,148.80 — Step F: $119,412.80
Opening Date: June 24, 2022
Closing Date: Monday, July 11, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
To apply for this position your cover letter, resume and responses to Supplemental Questions contained herein on the last page, should be submitted to the court by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11,
2022. Documents can be submitted by delivered or mailed addressed to:
Edgar Nolasco, Court Executive Officer, 450 Fourth Street, Hollister, CA 95023
By Fax to: (831) 636-4195
Definition
Under general supervision, this professional level position supports the court process by mediating disputes and performing marital and family counseling in a confidential environment.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Positions in this class act as both a mediator and counselor, primarily in the areas of family law and probate areas. Incumbents can conduct investigations and mediate disputes both simple and complex as requited or ordered by the Court.
Reports to
Court Executive Officer and other court staff as directed.
Representative Duties (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)

Interviews and evaluates parties involved in disputes and other matters before the court to assess potential for settlement or resolution.

M.Alfaro/My computer/Human Resources/Job Specifications/Mediator-June 2022

Conducts hearings and independent investigations into matters relevant to the dispute(s).
Engages in mediation and counseling activities and provides guidance and counseling to individuals or groups.
Summarizes the results of mediation activities and acts as witness for the Court verbally and in writing.
May act as liaison with other governmental and private sector organizations related to mediation efforts.
Prepares and maintains case files, mediation reports, statistical records and follow-up reports from referral agencies.
May conduct educational classes, orientations and conferences dealing with various related issues.
Any and all other duties as required or assigned.
Typical Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with the public and other court staff.
Typical Physical Requirements
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including but not limited to computer, telephone, calculator, copiers and FAX
Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of:

California law relating to family law, probate, court procedures, legal documents and legal terminology
Legislative standards, policies, procedures and reporting requirements
Establishment and maintenance of files and information retrieval system
Public and community relations
Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation
Personal computers and software applications
Related areas such as child abuse, domestic violence, etc.

Qualifications

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including but not limited to computer, telephone, calculator, copiers and FAX

Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Related areas such as child abuse, domestic violence, etc

Mediate, evaluate and recommend objectively and effectively

Any combination of training, experience and education, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying

Educational equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in court, public or business administration or a closely related field AND experience equivalent to two years of administrative management experience which includes three years of progressively responsible court related experience and at least one year of supervisory experience

3+ -10 years of service 120 hours per year 4.62 Hours

10+ – 15 years of service 160 hours per year 6.15 Hours

15+ years of service 200 hours per year 7.69 Hours
Responsibilities

Under general supervision, this professional level position supports the court process by mediating disputes and performing marital and family counseling in a confidential environment

Positions in this class act as both a mediator and counselor, primarily in the areas of family law and probate areas

Incumbents can conduct investigations and mediate disputes both simple and complex as requited or ordered by the Court

Court Executive Officer and other court staff as directed

Interviews and evaluates parties involved in disputes and other matters before the court to assess potential for settlement or resolution

Conducts hearings and independent investigations into matters relevant to the dispute(s)

Engages in mediation and counseling activities and provides guidance and counseling to individuals or groups

Summarizes the results of mediation activities and acts as witness for the Court verbally and in writing

May act as liaison with other governmental and private sector organizations related to mediation efforts

Prepares and maintains case files, mediation reports, statistical records and follow-up reports from referral agencies

May conduct educational classes, orientations and conferences dealing with various related issues

Any and all other duties as required or assigned

Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with the public and other court staff

Establishment and maintenance of files and information retrieval system

Use discretion and independent judgment in performance of duties

Work independently and with initiative

Work with the public and other court staff in a professional and courteous manner

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Benefits

The following benefits are provided at the intervals and rates equivalent to the Supervisor &

Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs)

Health Insurance – The court offers 3 Blue Shield Medical Plans, Delta Dental and Medical Eye Service

Monthly Court Contribution toward Health coverage

Employee Only $756.00

Employee + Dependent $1,328.00

Employee + Family $1,695.00

Cash in Lieu: The court will pay $200 per month to employees not enrolled in any court sponsored health plans

Disability: The court pays for SDI

Long Term Disability (LTD): Court paid

Option to buy-up policy is available to employee

Vacation – See table below- Eligible to use vacation upon completion of 6 months of continuous service- Negotiable for highly qualified applicants

Holidays- 13 paid holidays per year

Retirement- CalPERS: Court pays employer share- Current Formula: Classic 2% at 55/ PEPRA 2%@62

Life Insurance – Court pays for a $30,000 life insurance policy

Supplemental Life insurance available to employees at their cost

EAP- Employee Assistance Program – Paid by Court

The court also offers other voluntary benefits to employees, paid by employee

Deferred Compensation- MassMutual

AFLAC and Colonial Life plans

Flexible Spending Account

Health Savings Account- For employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) only

Pay: $89,148.80 – $119,412.80 per year

Paid time off

Retirement plan

Tuition reimbursement

Vision insurance

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