Current Job Opportunity


August 7, 2017

Closing Date

August 25, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Digital Court Reporter

Job Location

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Viera, Florida

Salary Range

$2,638.72 - $5,314.38 Monthly*
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to digitally record and transcribe court proceedings and hearings. The position is responsible for digitally recording and annotating court proceedings and hearings; transcribing recordings; and performing research. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.

*The position of Digital Court Reporter performs responsible work for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit related to capturing and maintaining a verbatim record of court proceedings.  This position is responsible for monitoring and annotating court proceedings in a centralized environment using Open Court monitoring and recording software. The digital court reporter uses Open Court to observe court proceedings, make annotations for future aid in searching the record, preparing transcription, duplicating audio and uploading information to an official court reporter. Also responsible for responding to requests for digitally recorded court proceedings by researching ICMS, copying audio/video files onto a compact diskette (CD), and drafting simple correspondence.  The selected applicant shall maintain a professional demeanor at all times and establish effective working relationships with judges, court personnel, Offices of the Clerks of the court, Office of the State Attorney, Public Defender’s Office, and other state agencies, members of the bar, and the general public.  Work is performed under the direction of the Court Reporting Services Manager.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience and two years of related experience.

High School diploma or GED and one year of college or vocational school education in office skills, computer operation or a closely related field and two years of related experience.

Requires appropriate Digital Court Reporter certification as determined by State Courts System.

Must be certified by the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (or within one year of hire date)

*Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent and two years of advanced stenographic work, in the court system, legal field or criminal justice environment or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience preferred.


Data Responsibility:
Compiles, transcribes, labels, stores, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility:
Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion.

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 percents.

Communications Requirements:
Requires the accurate use of the English language, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Complexity of Work:
Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with moderate impact - affects those in work unit.

Equipment Usage:
Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as digital recording equipment, computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing or custom applications. Ability to type 55 words per minute.

Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

Special Comments

*The State Courts is currently experiencing a hiring freeze; however, approval has been sought to fill this necessary due process position.  Employment is contingent upon the court receiving authorization to fill the position.

Experience with the Clerk’s Public Records System (e-facts and ICMS) beneficial.  Familiarity with recording software such as Open Court will be beneficial. 

Preference will be given to those employees who demonstrate direct working knowledge of courtroom procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge of the court system, courtroom procedures, legal documents and legal terminology is highly desirable.

Strong knowledge and significant experience operating a personal computer using Windows 10, and Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Reader is required.

Ability to use the Internet.

Knowledge of the various hearings and stages in civil, criminal, family, and juvenile cases.

Ability to identify parties in the courtroom.

Ability to use and understand the applicable digital audio court recording system for recording and transcribing proceedings.

Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.  

Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality.

Ability to present a favorable impression to the public and court personnel.

Ability to work independently and multi-task.

How to Apply

Please submit a current and complete State of Florida application to:

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
Court Administration - Human Resources
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida  32940
Telephone: (321) 633-2171 Ext. 2

A completed State of Florida application is required for consideration and must be received by Court Administration, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017 Resumes may be attached as supplemental documentation only and will not be accepted as stand-alone documents. 

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact Court Administration at (321)633-2171 Ext. 2. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.