Current Job Opportunity


April 10, 2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Electronic Transcriber

Job Location

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, West Palm Beach, Florida

Salary Range

$2,221.54 (Monthly*)

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary*

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to transcribe verbatim digital records of court proceedings. The position is responsible for assigned transcriptions/recordings. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.


  • Transcribing, proofreading, editing and preparing final transcripts of digitally recorded court and deposition proceedings in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and statutes
  • Monitoring and annotating digitally recorded court proceedings while proceedings occur
  • Generating and providing copies of digitally recorded court proceedings to various parties upon request
  • Maintaining log books, schedules and calendars as needed
  • Receiving assigned transcriptions and digitally recording court proceedings

Education and Training Guidelines

  • High School Graduate or equivalent and one year of vocational or community college education in English grammar, stenographic or secretarial work
  • One year of related experience
  • Relevant experience may substitute for one year of education
  • Must attain certification from the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) within one year from the date of employment


Data Responsibility:

Collects, classifies, and formats data or information.


People Responsibility:

Speaks with or signals to people to convey or exchange information.


Assets Responsibility:

Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.


Mathematical Requirements:

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.


Communications Requirements:

Reads technical instructions, charts, and/or procedures manuals; composes routine reports and completes job forms; speaks compound sentences using standard grammar.


Complexity of Work:

Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.


Impact of Decisions:

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.


Equipment Usage:

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as recorders, duplicating equipment, vehicles or copiers.

Special Comments


  • Knowledge of the legal system
  • Knowledge of transcript formatting rules
  • Ability to type accurately and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other court personnel and outside agencies, legal professionals, litigants, and the general public


  • Work involves lifting of a minimum of 20 pounds, listening, reading, standing, talking, walking, and a significant amount of typing and sitting
  • Hear and distinguish words of various tones and volume
  • Eye, ear and hand coordination  

How to Apply


Interested parties should forward three (3) completed application packages to:

            Germaine English
            Chief of Personnel Services
            Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
            Court Administration
            205 North Dixie Highway, 5th Floor 
            West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Each application package shall include the following:

Please note that completed application material cannot be submitted electronically.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. 

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Germaine English, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call "711.”

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.