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FAQs

How do I get information about current job openings?

You can do one of the following:
  • Visit the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Employment Opportunities Page here.
  • Visit the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Human Resources and Labor Relations Bureau located at 1225 Fallon Street, Room 105, Oakland, California

How do I submit an application for a position with the Court?

All applications must be submitted through the Court’s Job Opportunities page at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alamedacourts

What should I do if I want to be notified when a job I am interested in becomes available?

Through the Court’s Job Opportunities page, you can subscribe to Job Interest Categories related to new employment opportunities with the Court. When a new position is posted that falls into a Job Interest Category you have selected, you will be automatically notified by our system. To subscribe to Job Interest Categories with the Court:
  1. Go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alamedacourts;
  2. Click on the menu in the top left corner.
  3. Click on the categories for which you are interested and click “Subscribe”.
  4. Complete the form with your personal information and email and submit!

How do I apply for a job that is currently open?

  1. Go to: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alamedacourts
  2. Click on the position that you are interested in.
  3. Click the green “Apply” button in the top right corner of the page to log in and apply.
  4. The instructions online will lead you step by step through the entire application. At the end, you will be asked to certify and submit your application. After you click the Accept button, you will receive a confirmation as proof that your application has been successfully filed.
  5. Please note that once you have created your own account and filed the first application, your information will be saved within the www.GovernmentJobs.com website and will not require you to recreate a new application every time you apply for a position with the Court or any other employer that also utilizes www.GovernmentJobs.com.
Please be sure to read over the job announcement and the application form carefully. Be sure to fill out every section that applies to you. You may attach a resume but you must still complete the entire application. An incomplete or partial application or supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification. Application forms and Supplemental Questionnaires (when applicable) must be submitted by the deadline stated on the announcement.
Applications may ONLY be filed with the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda Employment Opportunities Page at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/alamedacourts. The only way to submit an application with the Court is online.

May I submit a resume in lieu of an application?

No. You may attach a resume, but you must still complete the entire application. Your application will first be reviewed to ensure that your work experience and educational background meet the minimum requirements for the position. Be sure to present complete and concise information regarding your employment history. Incomplete information on the application or supplemental questions will result in disqualification.

Am I required to list experience for each classification title I have held separately?

Yes, you should list separately all the experience for each classification title (job). Applications must be completed in sufficient detail and clarity to permit a comprehensive review and evaluation.
PLEASE NOTE: Any experience omitted from the application cannot be considered.

Will my application still be reviewed if I don't submit the required supplemental questionnaire?

No. If it is noted in the job announcement that a supplemental questionnaire is required, your application will not be considered if you don't provide an answer to each questions in the questionnaire. In addition to the regular application, the questionnaire is used in the screening process to identify the best-qualified candidates from among those applicants who meet the minimum requirements to continue in the examination process.

Can anyone apply for "Promotional Opportunities" or “Transfer Opportunities”?

No. The "Promotional Opportunities" and “Transfer Opportunities” shown on the website are only open to Alameda County Superior Court employees. All other persons may apply only for Open Opportunities on the Job Opportunities page.

I am a disabled person. Is there a procedure in place to accommodate persons with disabilities?

Persons with disabilities are asked to contact the Human Resource Division if accommodations are needed in the examination process.

If I want to prepare for an exam, how can I find test samples?

While the Court does not offer sample items for examinations, there are a number of test preparation booklets published that may offer guides on general test taking. These are available at most libraries and/or bookstores.

How can I prepare for the oral interview?

The purpose of the oral interview is to further assess your knowledge and ability as well as your education, experience, achievements, occupational goals, and other job-related factors relevant to your qualifications for employment in the position for which you applied. The questions asked will cover a variety of job-related areas, so you should have your thoughts organized when you come into the interview. We offer the following suggestions for preparing yourself for the interview: You should read the examination announcement carefully to gain a clear picture of the position. Be prepared to tell the interviewer why you believe you are qualified for the position. It is up to you to fully present your qualifications as well as you can in the time available. Unless requested, it is not necessary to furnish letters of recommendation or other documents relating to your proficiency or character.

How do I report a change of my personal information, such as my address, email, or contact telephone?

A change of address can be updated on www.GovernmentJobs.com through your personal profile. After logging in, select “Account Settings” from the drop down menu below your name in the top right corner. This will update your personal information on all applications that you have submitted through www.GovernmentJobs.com.
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