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Welcome to the Superior Court of California, County of Shasta employment page. We are pleased that you are interested in a career with the Court. Our Court has an important role in the administration of justice within Shasta County, and this page will provide you with information on current employment opportunities as well as other information regarding employment with the Court.


Main Courthouse - Human Resources
1500 Court Street, Room 106, Redding CA 96001 - 
Office Hours:8:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

(530) 229-8164
(530) 999-2378 Fax

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About the Court

The Superior Court of California, County of Shasta, hears criminal, civil, traffic, family law, probate, juvenile, and mental health cases. There are eleven judges and two commissioners with a staff of approximately 170 employees (including security personnel). The Court operates at the county seat in Redding.

About Shasta County

Shasta County is a general law county with a population of approximately 200,000. Interstate 5 runs through the county, which is located 160 miles north of Sacramento, and has a relatively large land area of 3,850 square miles. The seasonal climate offers excellent adventures in the great outdoors, including camping, hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, and fishing. The Sacramento River traverses the county, spilling into and out of Shasta Lake (367 miles of shoreline). These bodies of water, along with Whiskeytown Lake and the surrounding mountains, provide for an array of recreational activities. Mt. Lassen and the Trinity Alps lie in adjacent counties. Views of Mt. Shasta are prominent as one travels around the county.

The City of Redding (population 93,611) is the financial, industrial, medical, and retail center of far Northern California. Redding has outstanding municipal services, good schools, two large acute care hospitals, and offers a variety of cultural activities. The county’s two other incorporated cities, Anderson (population 11,323) on I-5, 10 miles south of Redding, and Shasta Lake City (population 10,371) on I-5, 8 miles north of Redding, are growing population centers. Housing is available in most price ranges, with a median cost of $345,400.

Advanced education is available in the county at Shasta Community College (AA and Technical Programs), Simpson University (BA and Special Programs), National University (BA and Special Programs), and through the California State University Extension Program. California State University at Chico is located 70 miles from Redding.

Background Check

All candidates who are offered employment with the Court will be required to undergo a background check including, but not limited to, reference checks and employment verifications.

Applicants who are conditionally offered employment in certain safety-sensitive positions within the Marshal’s Office are required to submit and pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug and alcohol test.

Employee Benefits
  • Health Benefits: The Court offers medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents, and provides a generous contribution to these insurance benefits. Employees who “opt-out” of the medical plan may be eligible to receive a monthly stipend.
  • Life and Disability Insurance: The Court provides a paid basic term life insurance plan for full-time employees, and also offers optional supplemental term life and dependent life insurance and disability policies that the employee may purchase.
  • Holidays: Full-time employees receive 13 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation: Full-time employees accrue 10 days for the first three 3 years of service; 15 days 4-9 years; 17 days 10-15 years; and 20 days after 16 years of service.
  • Sick Leave: Full-time employees accrue 12 days per year. Upon retirement and to the extent allowed by law, unused and unpaid sick leave may be converted to service time for retirement credit. All other employees will accrue sick leave in accordance with the Paid Sick Leave Law under the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1511).
  • Flexible Spending Plans: Full-time employees are eligible to participate in a voluntary health care or dependent care flexible spending account. The maximum contribution limits are equal to the statutory contribution limits determined by the IRS.
  • Retirement: Court employees, meeting membership eligibility requirements, participate in a defined-benefit pension plan through the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Retirement benefit formulas and employee contribution rates are determined by whether the employee had prior CalPERS membership.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Full-time employees may participate in a voluntary 457 deferred compensation plan; paid 100% by the employee. Eligibility for employer-matching is determined by classification.
Employment Application
Employment Eligibility

Applicants selected for hire will be required to provide verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Shasta County Superior Court is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity to all persons with respect to hiring practices, compensation, benefits, promotional opportunities, and other terms or conditions of employment regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation as required by applicable federal and state laws.

If you need an accommodation in the examination and/or interview process, please contact Human Resources by the filing deadline posted on the job flyer.

Fingerprints Required

Applicants who are offered employment must pass a Live Scan background check. Any false statement or omission of material fact may cause forfeiture to employment rights.

Leaves of Absence

The Court provides leave of absence and complies with all requirements of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and California Pregnancy Disability Leave laws.

Click the following links for general information regarding these leaves of absence:

Oath of Allegiance

All employees are required to execute an Oath of Allegiance to the United States and the State of California.

Probationary Period

As a continuing phase of the selection process, each person appointed to a regular position with the Court shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months, during which the employee may be dismissed without cause or right of appeal.

Selection Process

Shasta County Superior Court only accepts job applications when there is an active or continuous recruitment.

All application materials will be reviewed after the filing deadline to determine if the applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position. Only the most qualified applicants will be invited for further evaluation; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee inclusion in the selection process. Depending on the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of application review, supplemental appraisal review, written exam, performance or practical exam, panel oral interview, oral interview, or any combination thereof.

The Court will establish an eligibility list; ranking applicants based upon the examination process. The eligibility list generally remains active for up to one year and is used to fill current and future vacancies in the same classification. The Court reserves the right to modify the selection/examination process at its discretion.

Starting Salary

The starting salary is usually the first step of the salary range. There are six steps in each salary range (A-F).

Sworn peace officer classifications have seven steps in the salary range (A-G).

Union Affiliation

Clerical, Professional and Supervisory classifications are represented by United Public Employees of California, Local 792. Several membership options are available.

Sworn staff within the Marshal’s Office are represented by the Deputy Marshal’s Association (positions include Deputy Marshal, Marshal’s Corporal and Marshal’s Sergeant). There are additional insurance benefits available to DMA members.

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