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									                                         COURT REPORTER I
CLASS CODE:                      7710
EEO CODE/JOB GROUP:              06 - Office Support

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF WORK

This is responsible work providing verbatim recording and transcription of court proceedings using specialized
equipment. The Court Reporter I reports all proceedings in courts in order to create an acurate and verbatim
transcript of the proceedings. Duties include reading back requested portions of the proceedings from either
stenographic notes, real-time translation via laptop computer, or voice writing technology, and editing and
transcribing stenographic, real-time or voice writing notes to transcript form (booket form and is written in
English). Duties also include proof-reading transcripts to verify the correct spelling of names, places, medical terms,
scientific terms, technological terms, etc. by comparing transcript to the court file, and correcting spelling
discrepancies. The Court Repoter I is responsible for printing and binding the completed transcript, transferring
back-up transcripts to disks for archive purposes, archiving paper notes and accompanying dockets, maintaining,
updating and editing personal dictionary on a weekly basis, and maintaining an accurate log of each day's
proceedings and identifying the corresponding disk(s) to each proceeding on the log. The Court Reporter I remains
current on the latest technological advances in the field and new terminology that is offered in felony cases such as
DNA data, medical and psychological opinions in order to increase speed and accuracy in work. Work is performed
under the supervision of a Manager, Court Reporting Services or other court manager.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES

Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent and five years of stenographic experience; or any equivalent
combination of related training and experience in legal/court reporting.

Some positions in this class may require a Registered Professional Reporter certificate from the National Court
Reporters Association (NCRA), or a Certified Verbatim Reporter's certificate from the National Verbatim Reporters
Association (NVRA).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of court system, procedures, and practices. Knowledge of legal and medical terminology as well as
extensive vocabulary. Knowledge of applicable statues, rules, regulations, laws and ordinances. Skill to operate a
variety of office equipment, including computer keyboard, printer, fax machine, copying machine, telephones,
typewriter, calculator, etc. Skill in operating a computer keyboard using standard and specialized software
applications. Skill in using standard office practices, procedures and equipment. Abi.ity to plan, organize, and
coordinate work. Ability to record testimony at the standard required both for speed and accuracy. Ability to
communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to generate/prepare and coordinate the timely filing of transcripts. Ability to handle multiple tasks with
deadline requirements. Ability to plan, organize and perform a variety of clerical functions. Ability to maintain
efficient and effective work methods and procedures. Ability to effectively use business English, spelling, gammar
and punctuation. Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions. Ability to interact
professionally and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, coworkers, government officials and the
public. Ability to concentrate and sit in one position for long periods of time, often without a break. Ability to work
in a fast-paced, automated environment with many interruptions. Ability to operate a stenographic machine, voice
writing equipment, real-time hookup to a laptop computer as well as a personal computer in a Windows
environment. Ability to utilize Windows-based processing applications such as WordPerfect, translation software
such as Eclipse, and to access and use the Internet for research in applications such as WestLaw.




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SALARY SCHEDULE:                                                                                                      Effective: August 1, 2005

           PAY                                           MONTHLY                  MONTHLY               ANNUAL              ANNUAL
          GRADE                    FLSA                  MINIMUM                  MAXIMUM               MINIMUM             MAXIMUM

           24                     Included               $3,528.88                 $6,528.43             $42,346.56           $78,341.16

Providing budgetary salary dollars are available, if an employee possesses training and/or experience above the minimum requirements for the
class and the Chief Judge/Justice or designee determines that the employee has directly related experience, which is immediately usable, the
Chief Judge/Justice or designee may pay the employee any rate up to 10% above the minimum of the pay range established for the class to
which appointment is being made.

CLASS DESCRIPTION EFFECTIVE DATE:             10-28-03

C:\data\word\Position - Classifications & Descriptions\SCS CLASS SPECIFICATIONS\Court Reporter I.doc                Rev. 10-26-05




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