Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Agency County of Orange Superior Court


The Organization

The Orange County Superior Court is an “Employer of Choice,” a proactive, cutting edge, automated and highly functioning organization and a model of excellence. The Orange County Superior Court is one of the largest state trial courts in the country, having 1400 employees in eight locations with an approximate $200 million budget. There are 213 positions within the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer’s units.The Court’s funding comes from the State of California in the form of a lump sum budget with local discretion on all expenditures within the Court’s total budget. Funding and staffing have been reduced approximately 20% over the last six years; however, the Court was able to mitigate the impact of these cuts by reengineering and automating its business processes. While the budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year includes additional funding, the final budget allocation has not been determined. The Court is essentially a stand-alone agency in terms of fiscal operations, as the Presiding Judge has authority for all expenditures of Court funds. Buildings and capital projects are outside the supervisory scope of the Court, but the Court has been delegated facility maintenance responsibilities. The Court uses an SAP-based accounting system maintained by the state judicial branch. The Court utilizes the County of Orange’s payroll and benefits systems for administering salaries and employee benefits.

The Position

The cohesive and dynamic senior management team works collaboratively and effectively and is looking for a Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) who is highly motivated, technically proficient and an effective team member. The CFAO reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The position is an at-will executive management classification. The CFAO provides full supervisory responsibility for finance, accounting, budget planning and monitoring, procurement and facilities maintenance. In addition, the CFAO is responsible for collections of court-ordered payments, emergency preparedness, internal audits, and serves as a security liaison with the Orange County Sheriff.


A Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent, from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Finance, Finance, Accounting, or directly related field is required. A Master’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Public or Judicial Administration is highly desirable.At least five years of progressively responsible financial management experience in the public and/or private sector is required; public sector preferred. Management experience in the areas of contracts and procurement, collections, and/or facilities maintenance is desirable.

To Apply

Final Filing Date: Extended to Friday, July 25, 2014. To apply, candidates must submit a fully completed and signed application and resume to Koff & Associates, Attn.: Kathy Crotty, 6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5, Emeryville, CA 94608 by 5:00 P.M. on Monday, July 25, 2014. Resumes will not be accepted in place of the application. An application can be obtained by contacting Koff & Associates via email at or you may download an application at www.

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