Court Reporter Atlanta, GA

Court Reporter

Full Time • Atlanta, GA

SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF 

Court Reporter

SALARY GRADE: 18 - $47,246

Unclassified Position in the Superior Court Administrator's Office

(Current Vacancy in the Court Services)

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 

Job Summary:

Stenographically records and transcribes verbatim 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.

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.

Licensing Requirements:

Professional Certification as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) issued through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Professional license as a Certified Court Reporter (CCR) issued by the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia. 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.

 

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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