Human Resources
Human Resources

For career information and openings, please visit the Career Opportunities page.

Tel: (209) 725-4103
Fax: (209) 725-4104

627 W. 21st St.
Merced, CA 95340

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The Court As An Employer

The Court employs approximately 150 people in 10+ job classifications, ranging from clerical support to professional level positions. Court employment is governed by the Trial Court Employment Protection and Governance Act and is not covered by Civil Service Rules.

The Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all persons regardless of their race, ethnic background, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability.

Health Benefits

The Court offers medical, dental and vision insurance coverage to employees and their dependents. There is an Anthem Blue Cross EPO medical plan, a dental plan provided by Delta Dental and a vision plan provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP).

Life And Disability Insurance

The Court provides a mandatory, basic term life insurance, payable to a designated beneficiary. The Court also offers optional supplemental term life insurance. For most employee groups, there is mandatory participation in the State Disability Insurance program.


Full-time employees receive thirteen (13) paid holidays per year.


Depending on the position, full-time employees earn a minimum rate of ten (10) days per year for the first five years, with increases at designated intervals in subsequent years, based on hours worked.

Sick Leave

Full-time employees accrue twelve (12) days of sick leave per year, which may accumulate on an unlimited basis.

Flexible Spending Plans

All full-time employees are eligible to participate in a voluntary flexible spending plan.

Merced County Retirement Plan

Court employees participate in the MCERA defined benefit retirement plan under the 1937 County Retirement Act. The specific plan depends on the employee’s hire date and provisions of the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). All full-time employees are enrolled in the plan. Plan benefits are based on age at time of retirement, years of service and compensation. The retirement plan has reciprocity with other 1937 Act Retirement System organizations and California Public Employee Retirement System (Cal PERS.)

Deferred Compensation Plan

All full-time employees may participate in a voluntary Internal Revenue Code Section 457 deferred compensation plan paid 100% by the employee.

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