Court Reporter II

This State funded position is paid monthly and includes the State benefits package. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background screening and employment eligibility verification through E-Verify.

Function:

Stenographically reports proceedings in courts in order to create an accurate verbatim transcript of the proceedings. Produces transcripts from digitally recorded proceedings for judges and law clerks.  The Court Reporter II also edits, translates stenographic notes, proofreads transcripts, verifies the correct spelling of names, places, medical, scientific, and technological terms. Position also prints and binds completed transcripts, copies back-up transcripts and digital audio files to the local network for archive purposes, archives paper dockets and accompanying dockets, maintains, updates and edits stenographic dictionary, and maintains an accurate log of each day’s proceedings. The person in this role stays abreast of the latest technological advances in the field and new terminology. May require sitting in one position for long periods of time. Work is performed under the supervision of a Manager, Court Reporting Services or other Court Managers and discretion with sensitive and confidential information must be exercised. Headquarters are subject to change based upon the needs of the court.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in computer operations, medical/legal terminology, court reporting, and four years of experience. Must possess and maintain Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification or higher, such as Certified Real Time Reporter. 

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of court system procedures, practices, and applicable statutes, rules, regulations, laws, and ordinances.  Knowledge of legal and medical terminology.  Knowledge of the court system, courtroom procedures, and legal documents, and legal terminology.  Ability to answer questions from judges and attorneys.  Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.  Ability to operate a stenographic machine.  Ability to hookup cables and load real-time software.  Ability to create stenographic brief forms to streamline trial records in real-time.  Ability to record testimony at the standard required speed and accuracy.  Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements.  Ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, coworkers, government officials, and the public.  Ability to work in a fast-paced, automated environment with many interruptions.

How to Apply:

Faxed/electronically submitted applications will not be accepted. Please mail or deliver a completed and signed State of Florida Application to:

Court Administration – Human Resources

101 N. Alabama Ave., Ste. D-305

DeLand, FL 32724

To obtain an application, please visit 7th Judicial Circuit website – click on “Current Opportunities” – then click on “State of Florida Application” for a writable and printable version or contact us at 386-626-6561 to have one mailed to you.  If you require accommodation to participate in the application/interview process, please contact Anne Pierce at 386-626-6561 or apierce@circuit7.org with as much notice as possible. We will make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests. The 7th Judicial Circuit Court is an equal opportunity employer.

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