Current Job Opportunity
April 8, 2014
Open Until Filled
Digital Court Reporter
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, Gainesville, Florida
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary*
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. Travel may be required to any of the six counties in the Eighth Judicial Circuit, which includes Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union Counties.
Examples of Work Performed
- Monitors and annotates digitally recorded court proceedings while proceedings occur; annotates previously recorded, non-annotated court proceedings as required.
- Transcribes digitally recorded court proceedings and hearings; proofreads, edits and prepares final copy of transcripts in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and statutes.
- Processes approved transcript/CD/DVD orders; produces copies of court proceedings, depositions and hearings for attorneys, governmental personnel/agencies and the public.
- Monitors audio quality; generates duplicate audio recordings of trials and court hearings, including notes to facilitate transcription.
- Performs tests of digital court recording equipment located within courtrooms to ensure systems work properly prior to start of court proceedings; advises supervisor of improperly functioning equipment; changes out CD’s/DVD’s containing a daily record of courtroom proceedings, securing recordings in designated area.
- Enters and processes court orders/requests into the Transcript Tracking System for easy retrieval/reference; verifies court order information by conducting research, and makes necessary corrections.
- Provides services involving digital court recording equipment, such as the playback of recordings in open courtroom upon a judge’s request or making a recording of a particular case available for listening by court personnel. Performs clerical tasks, such as maintaining log books for activities of responsibility, keeping accurate records of requests/orders received and completed; performing research of files for case law entered into evidence and correct spelling of names and places; or preparing correspondence to attorneys.
Education and Training Guidelines
High School diploma or GED and one year of college of vocational school education in office skills, computer operation or a closely related field. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.
Typing test is required and verification must be submitted with the application.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Must have strong written and oral communication skills.
- Be resourceful, able to multi-task, and capable of prioritizing tasks assigned.
- Type a minimum of 55 words per minute.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
- Use judgment and discretion concerning confidential information.
How to Apply
A State of Florida Employment Application and verification of typing test is required. This position is open until filled.
Please submit required documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Human Resources Manager, Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601.
For special accommodations to participate in the selection process, please call 352-337-6237 (Office & TDD). The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check. EOE.
The State Courts are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace;
We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers;