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Officialship - Arizona - Superior Court

Seeking Official Reporter to Work in a Supportive Professional Environment

Arizona
Officialships

COCONINO COUNTY
invites applications for the position of: 
Official Court Reporter: Superior Court (1114)

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

SALARY:

Hourly: $23.21 - $26.69 
Annually: $48,271.00 - $55,511.65 

 

 

OPENING DATE:

10/22/14

 

 

CLOSING DATE:

Continuous

 

 

NATURE OF WORK:

Under general supervision performs work of considerable difficulty in making verbatim stenographic records of legal proceedings and transcribing same; performs related work as assigned. 

Excellent benefits package, including vacation, holidays, sick leave, medical/dental/vision insurance. Come experience life in a beautiful mountain community and a supportive professional environment. To learn more about the position, contact Jonna Baker, Court Reporter at 928-679-7569.

 

 

TYPICAL DUTIES:

(Illustrative Only) 
• Uses computerized stenotype equipment to prepare verbatim records of legal proceedings 
• Prepares and distributes accurate transcripts in required format within specified timeframe 
• Reads back from court record during proceedings or prepares rough draft transcripts for court use 
• Maintains stenographic records in such a way that they are readily accessible for the period of time required by law 
• Purchases and maintains a personal reference library, and utilizes online reference sources; 
• Purchases and maintains software, hardware and supplies necessary for the performance of court reporting 
• Hires support staff as necessary 
• Prepares and maintains records and reports 
• Performs related duties 

Essential functions of this position include: sitting in court or at desk for shorthand, data entry, transcription and taking dictation; working with and around other court staff, clerk's staff, attorneys, defendants and the public; dealing with interruptions from co-workers, phones and unscheduled hearings; repetitive motion hand / wrist for data entry and transcription; vision acuity (near / far) for computer and courtroom work; Hearing for courtroom testimony, etc.; touch for shorthand, and computer work.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Three years of experience as a court reporter, OR any combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 
Arizona Court Reporting Certification. 

This position is non-exempt from overtime. 

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2003, all court reporters in Arizona are subject to certification and must have Standard Certification or Provisional Standard Certification. The Court Reporter Standard Certification provides statewide certification for persons in Arizona who are qualified to be certified. Code Section 7-206 governs court reporter standard certification and applies to any person who records and transcribes a verbatim record in any sworn proceeding by means of written symbols or abbreviations in shorthand or machine writing in Arizona pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 40 found at www.supreme.state.az.us/cr. 

The ideal candidate will be able to work in different setting; in the six Superior Court courtrooms for different judges as well as Justice Court and in Grand Jury proceedings; able to work closely with other reporters to ensure coverage of all court hearings. 

Preferences: Three years trial court experience; real-time capability preferred. 

Note: The annual salary listed is starting range. The full salary range is $48,271 - $70,986 annual equivalent.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• Considerable knowledge of: 
- Civil, criminal, juvenile, domestic relations, grand jury, and mental health dispositions and probate proceedings 
- Court operations and docketing procedures 
- Statutes and Rules of Procedure pertaining to Court Reporters 
- Rules, regulations, and statutes pertaining to the distribution and filing of transcripts 
- Principles and techniques of computerized stenotype, archiving and retrieval of steno notes, and transcript production and delivery of both paper and electronic transcripts 
- State and federal rules of procedure 
- Research techniques – online, library and telephonic 
- Operation of court reporting software and hardware, litigation support software, advances in technology 
- Current court issues regarding making the record 
- Ethical standards and court rules applicable to court reporting 
- Specialized and technical vocabulary, i.e. legal, medical, scientific, engineering, physics, and others 
- English grammar, punctuation and usage 

• Working knowledge of: 
- Content, location, and use of reference materials, library indices, and legal citation systems 
- Rules, laws, policies, and practices pertaining to professional conduct and ethics 
- Activities of state and national court reporting associations 
- Procedures of other departments within the court system 
- Security practices within the court system 
- Equipment, computers, and software associated with the production and management of stenographic notes, transcripts, and official records 

• Ability to: 
- Utilize computerized stenographic equipment to produce accurate records of court proceedings within established timeframes 
- Work extended hours under stressful conditions 
- Prepare and maintain well-organized manual and electronic files 
- Prepare reports and present facts clearly, orally and in writing 
- Remain impartial and detached during emotionally charged proceedings 
- Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety 
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with judges, attorneys, court personnel, participants in litigation , other agencies and the public 
- Follow written and verbal instructions 
- Communicate effectively verbally and in writing


 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.coconino.az.gov 
ALTERNATIVE FORMAT MAY BE OBTAINED AT:
420 N. San Francisco Street 
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel: 928-679-7100
Fax: 928-679-7101
recruiter@coconino.az.gov 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job #0801285 
OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER: SUPERIOR COURT (1114)
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Official Court Reporter: Superior Court (1114) Supplemental Questionnaire

 

 

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1.

Do you have three years of experience as a court reporter? If so, please be sure that it is reflected on your application.

 

 Yes      No

 

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2.

Do you have Arizona Court Reporting Certification? If no, would you be able to obtain Arizona Court Reporting Certification prior to employment if offered the position?