The following suggestions are offered to assist applicants with the completion of the court's application materials. If you have a suggestion for a tip not listed here, please email your idea or suggestion to CourtHR@tulare.courts.ca.gov.
APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMISSION
•Application material requirements are listed in the Current Recruitments section of this website. Most applications will require a completed application packet; extra help positions only require a completed application.
•Application packets for full time positions consist of the 1) supplemental exam, 2) the application, and 3) the statistical data sheet (see the Current Recruitments link). ALL full time applications received must include the supplemental exam and the application to be considered. If these documents are missing or incomplete they will not be reviewed. The statistical data sheet is optional, but helpful to the court to assess our recruitment program and maintain an equal employment opportunity environment (this information is confidential and will not be part of the recruitment qualification review).
•To fully answer supplemental exam questions, additional pages can be added to the exam, up to one side of one regular size sheet of paper (8.5 x 11--standard letter size) per exam question.
• Applications are also permitted other attachments, such as resumes, recommendation letters, certifications or any other information that would detail an applicant's qualifications.
• Resumes are not a substitute for a completed court application. Additionally, applications that do not have a complete description of items in the employment history, or state "see resume", are considered incomplete and not reviewed.
• A separate, completed application packet must be submitted for each recruitment.
• When completing the application section "Area Preference," check every location of interest. If an area preference is not checked, the application will not be forwarded to that locale should an opening become available. For example, if the option "Visalia" is left unchecked on an applicant's area preference section, then that application will not be forwarded for any vacancies located at the Visalia Main Courthouse.
• Applicants interested in bilingual positions must complete the Language section of the application, which includes providing the language of fluency by name. If the name of the additional language is not provided, the application will not be forwarded for bilingual opportunities. This applies to interpreter applicants as well as applicants for other positions.
• Answer a supplemental exam question with as much detail as possible, use additional pages up to the limit permitted (see second bullet in the previous section) if necessary. Responses to these questions determine application rank, which can determine who gets an interview in a given recruitment.
• When completing the supplemental exam, assume any reader of the application or supplemental exam knows nothing about the applicant's background, education or experience. For example, if a question asks for a description of experience, a response of "Yes, I have 20 years of experience" would not be considered an optimal answer regardless of what the applicant does or does not know.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
• Utilize the method of application for employment that best meets the needs of the applicant; there is no preferred method. Hardcopy applications can be mailed to applicants upon request. Such requests can be made by email to CourtHR@tulare.courts.ca.gov, by fax to 559-730-2772 or by phone to 559-730-5000, option 8.
• Once applications are completed, they can be mailed regular mail, faxed to the Court's Human Resources confidential fax number (559) 730-2772, or sent e-mail to CourtHR@tulare.courts.ca.gov. If sent by email, an original signature page signed and dated by the applicant for the application page and the supplemental exam must be submitted regular mail. However, the application date will be the date an email was received by the CourtHR email box.