Requisition No: 790010
Agency: State Courts System
Working Title: DIGITAL COURT REPORTER - 22010871
Position Number: 22010871
Salary: $33,490.72 - $60,283.30 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 02/03/2023
The Digital Court Recorder is responsible independent, technical, and clerical work monitoring multiple court proceedings from a central location using the OpenCourt software for digital audio recording. The Digital Court Recorder annotates court events as they occur within the recording for future retrieval. The employee may be required to sit in one position for long periods of time. Work is performed under the supervision of a Manager of Digital Court Recording or other Court Managers, and must exercise discretion with sensitive and confidential information. While work is performed independently, the employee will share an office with up to five other court recorders and must work well in a team environment.
Examples of Work Performed:
- Monitors and annotates all proceedings in assigned courtrooms in order to ensure a complete and accurate recording of the proceedings.
- Monitors audio quality, performs tests of digital recording equipment, advises supervisor of improperly functioning equipment.
- Performs playback services for the Court and provides CDs or other retrieval records of recorded hearings to the public.
- Communicates with Judicial Assistants and Clerks through email, phone and software (SmartBench, Benchmark, JACS, etc.);
- Maintains statistical data regarding digitally recorded proceedings and media provided to the Court, litigants and the general public
Education and Training Guidelines
Education: A High School diploma or GED and one year of college or vocational school education in office skills, computer operation or closely related field.
Experience: Two years of legal experience. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.
This position requires basic knowledge of the legal system; court processes and procedures; and the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Knowledge of the rules of English grammar, spelling, punctuation
- Ability to learn, use and understand the OpenCourt/CourtSmart software and digital recording system or any other software that may be required to perform duties
- Ability to use a personal computer in a Windows environment, including WORD, Excel, and email application
- Ability to multi-task and type accurately
- Ability to compose, proofread, and edit correspondence and reports
- Ability to compute basic mathematical and statistical functions such as percentages and averages
- Ability to work in a close environment with co-workers
- Ability to plan, organize and complete special assignments with minimum supervision
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel, outside agencies, legal professionals, and the general public
- Ability to efficiently prioritize and organize work and meet deadlines
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
- Ability to establish work priorities, work under pressure and organize work
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, automated environment with interruptions
- Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues before the court
- Knowledge of court system procedures, practices and applicable statutes, rules, regulations, laws and ordinances
In addition to the ability to use basic office equipment, this position calls for strong computer skills, such as: proficient typing skills; the ability to use computer applications such as OpenCourt/CourtSmart, Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Outlook; searching the Internet; and the ability to learn and use new program software. Must be able to use a personal computer, copy machines, fax machines, scanning devices, multi-line telephones.
Employee will be assigned to cover late shifts and must be available to work after 5:00 PM two to three days per week.
The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance. Visit the website benefits of working for the State of Florida.
How to Apply
For additional information and to apply, visit the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website Career Opportunities (flcourts.org).
Apply by submitting by e-mail (preferred), fax, or mail the resume, cover letter, and completed State of Florida Employment Application (located on the Circuit’s website) to Human Resources Manager, Court Administration, P. O. Box 48927, Sarasota, FL 34230; fax (941) 861-7904; email email@example.com.
The employment application must be received to be considered.
For additional information about the job advertised contact Heather Blanton, 941-749-3600, extension 1791 or e-mail HR@jud12.flcourts.or.
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 at 711 or 1-800-955-8771.
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.