Court Reporter at South Dakota State Government

South Dakota State Government


Mid Level

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Not defined

29 Mar → 28 Apr

Court Reporter

Job Description

This is a part-time benefited (20 hours per week) position available; however, the position can be hired as a Computer Assisted Court Recorder or Court Reporter depending on applicant qualifications.

The Court Reporter position reports, transcribes and serves as the guardian of the verbatim stenographic record of official court proceedings in an accurate, impartial, and confidential manner. Official court reporters in the Second Judicial Circuit are pooled, not individually assigned to judges, so this position includes covering multiple judges' calendars and courtrooms and filling in for other court reporters as the need arises, sometimes on short notice.

The Computer Assisted Court Recorder uses computer-assisted digital audio recording systems to record judicial proceedings in a circuit court by setting up both portable and fixed equipment and testing it before each hearing where it is used, operating the equipment during proceedings including marking testimony and retrieving it for playback when requested, and maintaining an inventory of recorded cases that may be retrieved and copied to other mediums; and prepares transcripts of testimony when requested to provide administrative support for Judges.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attending court sessions and providing verbatim reporting on those proceedings to ensure justice is upheld and provides the necessary written verbatim record as to whether procedures, laws, and statutes were appropriately followed in order to determine whether a decision should be upheld or reversed
  • Transcribing and producing transcripts requested by the Judge and other court personnel in regard to proceedings that have been reported
  • Travel to Lincoln County may sometimes be required (the Second Judicial Circuit is a two-county circuit)

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Per South Dakota State statute, additional compensation is given per page for transcripts, $3.00/original and $.40/copy. Depending on the location transcript work can be moderate to extensive. Court reporters may be allowed to freelance and perform outside depositional work that does not involve the recording and/or transcribing of official judicial system court proceedings outside of normal office hours and for additional compensation as court calendars permit

  • 5% increase in salary after successful completion of CRR (Certified Real-time Reporter) certification

  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess a RPR (Registered Professional Reporter) certification

  • Computer Assisted Court Recorders are required to have graduated from high school or possess of a GED certificate and three (3) years of experience in an office setting; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience

  • Experience in a court environment is preferred

  • Write shorthand at least 225 words per minute with 95% accuracy

  • Stay up-to-date with changes in terminology, slang, and reporting procedures

How To Apply

Apply directly through the LegalJobs website

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