Digital Court Reporter

Position Title: 
Digital Court Reporter
Salary Range: 
$2,638.72

Class Title:       Digital Court Reporter                                 

Cost Center:      $2638.72                                                      

Court Location: First Judicial Circuit                                                          

The essential function of the position within the organization is to digitally record and transcribe court proceedings and hearings. The position is responsible for digitally recording and annotating court proceedings and hearings; transcribing recordings; and performing research. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. High School diploma or GED and one year of college or vocational school education in office skills, computer operation or a closely related field is required. 

Competencies

Data Responsibility:

Compiles, transcribes, labels, stores, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility:

Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion.

Assets Responsibility:

Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:

Reads scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex transcripts; prepares reports.  Requires the accurate use of the English language, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Complexity of Work:

Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Makes decisions with moderate impact - affects those in work unit.

Equipment Usage:

Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as digital recording equipment, computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing or custom applications. Ability to type 55 words per minute.

Safety of Others:

Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

Special Comments:

Requires appropriate Digital Court Reporter certification as determined by State Courts System.

This position requires a working knowledge of the court system, courtroom procedures, and legal documents and legal terminology and the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  Ability to hookup cables and troubleshoot technology; Ability to record testimony with speed and accuracy; Ability to edit and translate notes; proofread transcripts, verify the correct spelling of names places and terms; Ability to print and bind complete transcripts, back up transcripts to archives, archive notes and dockets; Ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, coworkers, government officials and the public.  Ability to work in a fast paced, automated environment with many interruptions.