Full-time Permanent Reporter Needed for US District CourtNorth Carolina
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT #13-03
SALARY RANGE: $73,380 - $84,387 (CR Level I - Level 4)
POSITION: Official Court Reporter
LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina
OPENING DATE: 11/22/2013
CLOSING DATE: 12/31/2013
POSITION OVERVIEW: The United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina is accepting applications for a full-time permanent official court reporter. This position is located in the Charlotte Division. Official reporters are subject to Judicial Conference policy and procedures and are entitled to federal employee benefits. This position requires the ability to record verbatim testimony of court proceedings, to read back any or all portions of the court record and to produce transcripts within required time limitations. Court reporters are employed by the court en banc. Initial appointment shall be on a twelve month probationary basis.
DUTIES: A court reporter records testimony, in a verbatim manner, for civil and criminal court proceedings. At the request of a party or by order of the court, provides transcripts within the time and cost requirements of the Judicial Conference. Court reporters must adhere to the requirements set out in the local Court Reporter Management Plan, comply with the requirements of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the Court Reporter’s Manual published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Court reporters must maintain accurate, legible records which are auditable; maintain and safeguard records until they are disposed of according to statutory requirements and Judicial Conference policy. The Court Reporter is responsible for determining billing, and formats comply with Judicial Conference requirements. Court Reporters are also required to work well under pressure, work extended court and transcription production hours within strict time limitations, and work as part of a team of reporters for the judges of the U.S. District Court. Official Court Reporters report directly to the Clerk of Court and Chief Deputy. This position involves completing record-keeping forms and documenting the information contained in reports.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: At least four years of prime court reporting experience in the free lance field of service or in other courts or a combination thereof, and have qualified by testing for listing on the registry of professional reporters of the National Court Reporters Association, or passed an equivalent qualifying examination. Successfully completed the certified realtime reporter examination offered by the National Court Reporters Association, or have passed an equivalent qualifying examination. Candidates must be a certified realtime reporter (CRR) with preference being given to those candidates who also are a Registered Merit Reporter (RMR). Must possess and provide all necessary personal equipment and software to be compatible with court equipment (Eclipse software or windows based program compatible with ability to output realtime to Bridge software). This position is located in Charlotte, North Carolina with travel to divisional offices required. Final applicants will be given the opportunity to demonstrate realtime capabilities with the court.
Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, official court application (AO 78) and a copy of required certificate(s) in one PDF document to HR@ncwd.uscourts.gov. Application form (AO 78) may be obtained at: www.ncwd.uscourts.gov. Travel and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed. Final candidate is subject to an FBI background check and continued employment contingent upon favorable suitability determination. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States. This position is subject to mandatory Electronic Funds Transfer for payment of net pay. The court reserves the right to amend or withdraw any announcement without written notice to applicants. Only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer