Requisition No: 790043
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: COURT REPORTER II - 22010444
Position Number: 22010444
Salary: $55,764.51 - $100,376.13 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 02/03/2023
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has two openings for an Official Court Reporters, one to be based in Manatee County and one to be based in Sarasota County. The essential function of the position is to stenographically record felony court proceedings, provide Realtime to judges daily, and produce transcripts on a timely basis. The position is responsible for reporting court proceedings, performing research and proofreading and editing reported proceedings in order to produce quality transcripts. The position works under the general supervision of the Court Reporting Manager. The position requires someone who is self-motivated, has a keen eye for detail and completes assignments timely. All Official Court Reporters are paid a monthly salary but are not paid appearance fees or for transcripts. However, a Luminex writer, laptop, maintenance of equipment, CAT software, and current updates are all provided.
Examples of work performed
Records court proceedings stenographically utilizing a Stenograph Luminex and Case Catalyst software.
Reads back segments of proceedings from either stenographic notes or Realtime translation.
Transcribes and edits stenographic or Realtime notes to transcript form in compliance with applicable standards, regulations, and statutes.
Proofreads transcripts to verify correct spelling of names, places, medical, scientific, and legal terms; research information as required to ensure accuracy of information.
Delivers transcripts electronically and backs up transcripts for archiving purposes.
Archives digital stenographic notes; maintains, updates, and edits personal dictionary; and maintains accurate logs of each day’s proceedings.
Travels to courthouses within the circuit to perform duties, as may be required.
Completes and submits statistical reports to designated personnel.
Education and Training Guidelines
Associate degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in court reporting is required.
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations Required
Requires a valid certificate as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or higher. Realtime Reporter capability is required, and Realtime certification is preferred.
Ability to stenographically report using Case Catalyst software and Realtime technology.
Ability to hook up cables and troubleshoot with Realtime technology.
Ability to record testimony at the standard required speed and accuracy.
Ability to edit and translate stenographic notes, proofread transcripts, verify the correct spelling of names, places, and terms.
Ability to back up transcripts to archives, archive notes and dockets.
Ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, government officials, and the public.
Ability to work in fast-paced, automated environment with many interruptions.
In addition to the ability to use basic office equipment, this position also calls for computer skills: the ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Outlook; searching the Internet; and the ability to learn and use new program software.
Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Certification is required at the time of hire.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply, visit the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website https://www.jud12.flcourts.org/About/Career-Opportunities.
Submit the completed state employment application located on the Circuit’s website, resume, and cover letter.
Submit by e-mail is preferred to the address HR@jud12.flcourts.org; or submit by mail to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Human Resources Manager, Post Office Box 48927, Sarasota, Florida 34230; or by Fax to (941) 861-7904.
The state employment application must be received to be considered.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Heather Blanton by phone at 941-749-3600, extension 1791; or by e-mail at the address HR@jud12.flcourts.org.
The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, genetic, disability, or political affiliations.
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.
Persons using a TTY/TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: (Voice) 1-800-955-8770, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE: 711
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.