Court Reporter II

Job Details
Full-time1 hour ago
Benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
Qualifications
  • Transcription
  • Typing
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Associate’s degree
Full Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the verbatim recordation by stenotype machine of all types of court proceedings and the preparation of a complete and accurate transcription from stenotype notes and accompanying computer SD card of such proceedings in accordance with established court-mandated procedures and time constraints. Responsible for the marking and the initial, temporary custody of exhibits offered during any court proceeding.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions

  • Steno graphically record court proceedings by use of a stenotype machine.
  • When directed by the Court, read back portions of the record during proceedings.
  • Prepare orders dictated from the bench by judges.
  • Prepare, by court order or authorization, transcripts by means of Computer Aided Transcription (CAT) software, as requested, within specified time constraints.
  • Mark all exhibits offered during court proceedings and maintain record and description of each.
  • Maintain log and storage of both paper notes and accompanying computer SD cards of all proceedings for an indefinite period of time.

Non-Essential Functions

  • Assume the duties of Chief Court Reporter when requested.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or possession of a G.E.D. Certificate from a recognized issuing agency.
  • Successful completion and graduation from an NCRA accredited school of court reporting, requiring a minimum of 225 wpm sustained dictation with 97% accuracy, or an associate degree in Specialized Business (Court Reporting).
  • Four (4) years of experience in general court reporting.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Possession of NCRA RPR designation or successfully complete in-house examination.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of English usage, punctuation, spelling, and varied technical terminology.
  • Working knowledge of the conduct of legal proceedings.
  • Skill in taking and transcribing verbatim testimony for sustained periods of time received at rapid and changing speeds and inflections from several persons.
  • Must be familiar with and have the ability to use Computer Aided Transcription software in the preparation of transcripts.
  • Excellent typing skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, i.e. printers, copy machines, and binders.
  • Ability to effectively deal with judges, attorneys, government officials, and parties involved in litigation.
  • Ability to handle stress.
  • Physical presence in the office is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time (hours) without a break.
  • Must be able to carry stenotype machine, along with associated accessories, from Office to Courtroom.
  • Must possess excellent hearing.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position works at the pleasure of an assigned judge and must be available to work both before and after normal working hours in court.
  • This position has time constraints on transcript production (14 days) which may require working before and past normal working hours and on weekends.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $32.19 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Associate (Preferred)

Experience:

  • relevant: 4 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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