Job Series: Court Reporter
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
OCC Group: Administrative Services and Related
Job code: R41610
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Provides professional verbatim reporting and transcribing for court proceedings, hearings and conferences.
Employees in this classification have not obtained their Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Reports proceedings of court trials, hearings, or conferences by shorthand, stenotype, or other methods where verbatim records are required by law.
Transcribes the proceedings into accurate transcripts for purposes of appeal or by order of the court.
Identifies participants by name to facilitate reporting; reads aloud statements of participants as requested during proceedings.
Prepares and distributes transcripts and related reports and documents. Reviews transcriptions for technical accuracy.
Maintains File/S and records of notes and exhibits.
Performs clerical duties related to the court.
Some positions may schedule hearings and proceedings and perform computer case processing related duties.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
No formal supervisory responsibility. Responsibility for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions. Rarely provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited school of reporting or associate degree in reporting and six months in verbatim shorthand reporting and transcribing. All employees hired into this classification must obtain their Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) within two years of date of hire.
The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers; stoop, or kneel; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. Regularly requires transcription duties outside working hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.