COURT REPORTER Job at Superior Court of Fulton County, Atlanta, GA

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  • Superior Court of Fulton County
  • Atlanta, GA

Job Description

SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF 
COURT REPORTER
SALARY GRADE K4: $66,839
Unclassified Position in the Superior Court Administrator's Office
(Current Vacancy in Superior Court Administration)
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

FOR RECRUITMENT ONLY

**THIS POSTING MAY BE USED TO FILL FULL-TIME AND TIME-LIMITED POSITIONS**

(DURATION FOR TIME-LIMITED POSITIONS: ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2024)**

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Court Reporter within Superior Court Administration.

Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction. The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety. After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

Job Summary:
Using steno or voice writing equipment records and transcribes court proceedings or other hearings before the courts. Maintains evidence and prepares official record of reported proceedings as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Stenographically records and produces an accurate verbatim record of all proceedings. 
  • Records oral communications for various formal and/or legal proceedings, such as criminal and civil litigation conferences, trials, motions, pleas, arraignments, and hearings.
  • Tests court recording equipment regularly; ensures systems work properly prior to start of court proceedings.
  • Transcribes, proofs, and prepares transcriptions for distribution.
  • Files transcripts in civil and criminal proceedings with appropriate documentation.
  • Corresponds with attorneys, court officers, and the public regarding requests for the preparation of transcripts and exhibits.
  • Trains court reporter interns and monitors their work as required.
  • Orders and maintains court reporting supplies.
  • Maintains exhibits during court hearings and trials as required by court rules and procedures. Inventories, catalogs, files, boxes, records, and stores exhibits in criminal and civil litigation cases. Logs, copies, binds, and verifies documentary evidence.
  • Invoices and collects fees for services rendered in the takedown and transcribing of court proceedings as authorized by applicable rules and regulations.
  • Hires and supervises independent scopists and proofreaders for transcript production as needed. Provides realtime feed to judges and/or counsel as required.
Qualifications:
Requires accurately reporting (taking down steno) court proceedings at speeds of 225 words per minute and translating takedown from steno to English with computer aided transcription software and digital peripheral/hardware for contemporaneous use by judge, counsel and/or hearing impaired participants.
Working knowledge of legal and medical terminology, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and theories and principles of basic mathematics.
Knowledge and compliance with laws, rules, and regulations governing court reporting profession and transcription activities, court policies and procedures. Ability to use court reporting and transcription equipment. Knowledge of general office practices, procedures, equipment, and technology.
Compliance with professional standards of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Maintaining exhibits and documentary evidence. Communicating effectively with judges, coworkers, supervisors, and the public.

Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or GED required; and completion of required apprentice and/or internship training in court reporting and sufficient course work to obtain certification as a professional court reporter from a recognized licensing or accrediting agency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in using steno or voice writing equipment records and transcribes court proceedings or other hearings before the courts.

Licensing Requirements:
Professional Certification as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) issued through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)  or Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR) issued through the National Verbatim Reporters Association (NVRA) . Professional license as a Certified Court Reporter (CCR) issued by the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia; affirmation as a sworn Deputy Clerk of the Court . As a condition of continued employment, certification must be maintained through the duration of employment. May require a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:
Work is typically performed in an office-like environment. May work in high conflict situations and with difficult, sometimes dangerous parties. Positions in this class typically require stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, standing, mobility, fingering, grasping, driving, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive physical motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Performance Metrics:
Factor 1: Decision-Making
Operational : In carrying out the process, there is a choice as to what and how operations will be completed.
Factor 2: Complexity
Patterned : Studies information to determine what it means and how it fits together in order to get practical solutions.
Factor 3: Purpose of Contact
Collect/Exchange Information: Purpose is to exchange or collect information. Involves relaying learned information that the receiver can readily understand in order to solve factual problems, errors, or complaints.
Factor 4: Line/Staff Authority
Individual Contributor : No supervisory accountability.

DISCLAIMER: Please do not apply if not an Official Court Reporter.

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Superior Court of Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Applicants may request a copy of the County’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Superior Court Human Resources at sca.hr@fultoncountyga.gov.

Job Tags

Full time, Apprenticeship, Internship,

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