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The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Official Court Reporter to be based in Manatee 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. Also included are standard State of Florida government employee benefits.
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; researches 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.
Associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in court reporting is 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;
Company: State of Florida
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sarasota, FL, US
Application Deadline: N/A