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Court Reporter, Realtime Steno/Voice Writing (Part-time, Permanent)

Fresno Superior Court

$43 - $52 / hour
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 3, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Salary
    $43 - $52 / hour
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level
    Entry-Level

Job Description

Description

The Fresno Superior Court is now hiring for Voice Writing and Steno Court Reporters Realtime with little to no court reporting experience
**Must have a valid Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) License**

Ongoing Incentives

  • $6,250 Hiring Bonus
  • $5,625 bonus if retired from Fresno Superior Court
  • Up to $52.36 per hour (depending on level/years’ experience)
  • 10% differential for National Realtime certification
  • 6% differential Local Realtime (in-house testing offered quarterly)
  • 2023-2024 CSR License Renewal Reimbursement
  • Free Onsite secured parking is provided
  • $25 Monthly Reimbursement for YesLaw stipend.

All application materials must be received in NeoGov to be considered for review. Incomplete application packets will notbe accepted. A resume is required but will not be considered in lieu of a completed application.

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, reports verbatim testimony presented at trials and other court hearings, utilizes the realtime program and transcribes and provides typed transcripts pursuant to standards promulgated by statutes, rules, regulations or policies.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Court Reporters are assigned to courtrooms, use stenographic or voice writing equipment to make a verbatim record of court proceedings, including objections made, rulings of the court, arraignments, pleas, sentences, arguments of counsel, instruction to the jury, and perform other duties as required.

Typical Tasks

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The information below is meant to serve as samples of job duties and responsibilities for this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.

Typical tasks:

  • Report accurately and verbatim all proceedings in all assigned sessions;
  • Provide realtime reporting;
  • Read back testimony as requested during court proceedings;
  • Prepare, and certify official court transcripts of proceedings in accordance with applicable codes, statutes, rules, regulations and policies;
  • Maintain reporter notes and transcript files in accordance with applicable codes, statutes, rules, regulations and policies;
  • Perform other related duties as required;

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
License: Possession of a valid license as a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) in the state of California.

AND

Possession of valid Class “C” California Driver’s License or the ability to travel between Court locations as assigned.

AND

Equipment: Possession and knowledge of realtime transcription computer hardware and software and ability to use Computer Aided Transcription (CAT) to provide realtime transcription services.

AND

Experience: No minimum experience required.

Additional Information

EXPECTED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, procedures, statutes and court standards and other legal and administrative requirements governing transcription of court proceedings;
  • English language: spelling, grammar, punctuation, legal terminology, medical and other technical terminology required for court proceedings;
  • Courtroom procedures and protocol;
  • Electronic equipment necessary to complete court transcripts and fundamental knowledge of office equipment including but not limited to: office phones, copiers and printers;

Skill and Ability to:

  • Strong oral and written expression to communicate with judicial officers, attorneys, other court staff, and other entities in the scope of performing duties;
  • Comprehend written information and material;
  • Hear and understand information presented through spoken words and sentences;
  • Understand the speech of another person;
  • Coordinate movements of the fingers of both hands;
  • Make fast and simple repetitive movements of hands, fingers, and wrists;
  • Recall information such as words, numbers, and sources;
  • Provide transcription of court proceedings;
  • Flexibility, demonstrated by a willingness to take on a variety of reporting assignments;
  • See typed information at close range;
  • Transcribe verbatim testimony presented at trials and other court proceedings and provide Realtime reporting;
  • Coordinate work processes and results with others including attorneys, judicial officers, court administrators and other Court staff;
  • Record shorthand at a minimum of 200 words per minute with 97.5% accuracy, including compliance with all applicable statutes, court rules, policies and procedures;
  • Ability to perform duties on site and in any courtroom as assigned;
  • Operate necessary equipment such as a stenotype machine or a stenomask;
  • Hear acuity to detect loud voices and soft whispers;
  • Verbally comprehend and retain court proceedings;
  • Travel independently to various court reporting assignments throughout Fresno County based on the operational needs of the Superior Court;

WORKING CONDITIONS: These characteristics are representative of those that must be met, or are encountered, by an employee while successfully performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit at a desk and/or in front of a computer display terminal;
  • Twist and bend neck;
  • Repetitive hand movement while Reporting courtroom proceedings with a steno machine;
  • Push and/or pull drawers of file cabinets and/or desks;
  • Crouch, stoop, climb and reach while retrieving materials from shelves and cabinets;
  • Occasional grasping, lifting and movement of items weighing up to 20 pounds;
  • Duties are performed primarily indoors;

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Convictions, depending on the type, number and date, may be disqualifying. Court employees shall be subject to a modified background investigation and fingerprinting. False statements or omission of facts regarding background or employment history may result in disqualification or dismissal.

Request for Reasonable Accommodations: The Superior Court of California, County of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department at (559) 457-2050 or via email at [email protected]. Individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments may also contact Human Resources for this position through the use of the California Relay Service by dialing 711.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
In order to safeguard our employees, their families, court users and the community, the Fresno Superior Court is implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its workforce. As of November 19, 2021 all court personnel are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine. Candidates who have been given a conditional job offer for employment will be required to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. Personnel may request an accommodation for medical reasons or because of sincerely held religious beliefs. The Court will review requests for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis consistent with the law and its existing procedures.
The policy is issued as an emergency measure, pursuant to the authority conferred by California Government Code section 71634.1(b). The policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.