Court ReporterMERCED SUPERIOR COURT
Merced, CA Contract
Posted on January 13, 2019
Definition: Under general supervision, this specialized clerical level position records and transcribes verbatim stenographic accounts of official court proceedings and performs other duties, as assigned. Essential Functions: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. 1.Records verbatim testimony and court proceedings (including exhibits, evidence, speakers, etc.) using stenographic equipment; asks judge for clarification of instructions, orders, or other actions to properly note the official record 2.Reads back all or portions of the official court proceedings upon instruction from the judge 3.Prepares accurate printed or magnetic media transcripts (including ASCII disks); reviews and certifies printed transcripts of court proceedings; prepares transcript billings to the court 4.Maintains a variety of electronic and paper files of that portion of the court record for which the reporter is directly responsible, prepares daily transcripts as needed, and provides transcripts of proceedings on request of parties or by order of the court within deadlines 5.Researches legal reference materials for court reporting clarification 6.Responds appropriately to situations; follows verbal and written directions 7.Must be able to be flexible with work hours (ex: court proceedings, grand jury hearings) and work past5:00 p.m. when needed; attends training as offered and/or directed; travel to off-site courts, as needed 8.Maintain professional appearance and demeanor 9.Follow Court Rules and Regulations, Safety Procedures, and Court Code of Ethics. 10.Must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines 11.Must, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with co-workers, and management 12.Other duties as assigned Supervisory Duties: None MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Necessary Employment Standards Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities ?Provide, maintain, and use personal equipment for reporting and transcribing. ?Steno graphically report at a rate of 200 words per minute minimum. ?Legal, medical and administrative terminology, phraseology, documents and procedures, as well as courtroom procedures and protocol. ?Effective communication skills - verbal and written - in person, over the telephone and in writing with public, attorneys, co-workers, supervisors, managers, commissioners and judges. ?Knowledge of correct English usage, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation. ?Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses. ?Must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines. ?Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or other regulations. ?Possess excellent organizational and listening skills. ?Work independently and prioritize work. ?Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, co-workers, supervisors, judges, commissioners, independent contractors and other management. ?Work effectively with and assist individuals of various ages and diverse cultural backgrounds. ?Deal tactfully and courteously with the public and legal representatives in providing information about court functions and proceedings. ?Be dependable, punctual and have good attendance. ?Must successfully complete fingerprinting and criminal record background check. Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: ?Appellate court procedures knowledge and/or experience ?Familiarity with local attorneys in order to properly identify ?Real-time reporting knowledge and/or experience EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Education: ?Educational level equivalent to a high school diploma or GED and any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. License, Certification and/or Special Requirements: ?Possession of Certified Shorthand Reporter's license issued by the Court Reporters Board of California ?A valid class C California driver's license may be required. The requirement will be reviewed on a position basis in accordance with ADA regulations. Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 40 pounds on a daily basis (ex: movement of files). Work requires repetitive movements (ex: computer work and writing); requires sitting and standing for extended periods, walking (including on uneven surfaces), climbing steps, reaching, bending, kneeling and squatting. Incumbent must be able to traverse indoors and outdoors over uneven ground and pavement. Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Office environment may include being in older buildings with varying degrees of heat and cold air. Interaction with court divisions may require traveling indoors and outdoors over uneven ground or pavement and in all types of weather. High levels of noise may occur at times. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS Applications may be obtained from and submitted to: Merced Superior Court Administration Office/Human Resources 627 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-4103 Or visit our website at www.mercedcourt.org All applications for employment must be made on an official application form and must be filed with Human Resources on or prior to the closing date and time for receipt of applications. Postmarked and faxed applications will not be accepted. A resume may be included with the application as supplemental information, but will not be accepted in lieu of an official application. All information on the application must be completed - "see resume or see attached" is not acceptable. Applications must be legible, signed and complete (including copies of licenses, certificates, transcripts, Supplemental Questionnaire, etc. if required). All information is subject to investigation and verification. The selection process is subject to change. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number are received at which time the recruitment will be closed or the filing deadline has occurred. In order to insure proper evaluation of employment qualifications, it is suggested that applicants read the directions carefully and fill out the application COMPLETELY. Those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications and possessing the most relevant experience as shown on the application may be invited for an interview. The screening of applications will be done by Human Resources who will determine the most qualified to be referred for interviews. If you require accommodations in the application or interview process, contact Human Resources at the number listed above before the deadline posted on the job announcement.