PART-TIME OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER at San Bernardino Superior Court

San Bernardino Superior Court

Part-Time

Mid Level

San Bernardino County, CA, USA

Not defined

06 Sep → 06 Oct

Job Description

The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is seeking certified shorthand reports to fill immediate vacancies for Part-Time Official Court Reporter.

About the Job

Under general supervision and in accordance with applicable code sections, reports and transcribes verbatim stenographic record of official court proceedings, prepares and certifies transcripts and reads aloud recorded proceedings at the direction of the court; and performs related duties as assigned. Part-time Official Court Reporters are employees of the San Bernardino County Superior Court and are responsible for the accurate verbatim reporting and transcription of official court proceedings.

The Part-time Official Court Reporter is responsible for preparation and billing of transcripts on an individual contractor basis, following an established fee schedule. Incumbents are assigned to a court district or division and assigned to courtrooms per a schedule to meet the needs of the court. They may also be required to change assignments and districts on short notice or work temporary assignments at other court locations. Duties and responsibilities are carried out with considerable independence within a framework of established policies and procedures. Employees in this class typically report to an Operations Supervisor, District Manager or other supervisory or management classification.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the needs of the court and interested applicants are encouraged to apply promptly.

Upon in-house Realtime Reporting Certification, incumbents will receive a three percent (3%) pay differential (on base salary only). Incumbents holding National Realtime Certification will receive six percent (6%) pay differential (on base salary only).

In Response to COVID-19:
The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino continues to follow all California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, and state and local public health orders to ensure the safety of all court users, judicial officers and employees while balancing access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continuation of court operations is considered essential for our constitutional form of government for providing due process and protecting the public. All court employees are considered essential employees because they are needed to deliver the statutorily mandated, time-sensitive and emergency services in times of local, state and national emergencies.

Our court has implemented various programs and policies that aim to achieve a balance between protecting the health and safety of our employees and delivering statutorily mandated essential services. This includes the required use of face coverings by all judicial officers, court visitors and employees with limited permissible exceptions, personal protective equipment offered at entrances, inside courtrooms, and other high-traffic areas, enhanced disinfection and cleaning of facilities and high-traffic areas, and by offering remote technology options for court users that promote social distancing by both reducing the number of people appearing in person and allowing for more telework opportunities for employees.

Human Resources will review applications to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, therefore, it is to your benefit to include all pertinent work experience. When listing court experience, please include dates and classification of each position held, if more than one.

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and/or desirables. Only those who meet the minimum qualifications and desirables (if applicable) will proceed to the next step in the recruitment process.
Candidates' supplemental question responses may be evaluated and ranked. Depending on the number of applications, assessments and/or screening interviews may be conducted.
Candidates who are successful in step 2 will be placed on the eligible list and may be considered for interview. Placement on the eligible list does not guarantee an interview or employment. Additional steps in selection process will include background check and a reference check.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:
The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process may contact the Human Resources Office at (909) 521-3700 or via email at [email protected] Individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments may also contact the recruiter for this position through the use of the California Relay Service by dialing 711.

Physical Characteristics

The physical and mental demands described on the job description are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino is an Equal Opportunity Employer- M/F/D/V.

  • Please note: Part-time employees shall receive pro-rata benefits/accruals according to the Memorandum of Understanding provisions based upon the number of hours worked.

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIACOUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINOBENEFITS SUMMARY The San Bernardino Superior Court offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked. A summary of benefits is provided below.Health and Welfare BenefitsMEDICAL: The Court offers a variety of comprehensive health plan options to fit individual employee needs. The Court contributes up to $200.00 in benefit plan dollars each pay period to help full-time employees pay for health premiums. In addition, the health plan subsidy the court contributes toward the employee cost is 57% of lowest cost HMO plan based on level of coverage.DENTAL: The dental subsidy is equivalent to 100% of the employee only DPPO coverage plan (but not less than twenty dollars {$20.00} per pay period.)VISION: Court-paid plan for employees. No co-pay/deductible for eye exams; frames and standard lenses or contact lenses (in lieu of standard lenses) every twelve (12) months.STATE DISABILITY INSURANCE: Benefit that provides partial income replacement in the event that an employee is unable to work due to a non-work related disability.LIFE INSURANCE: Court-paid basic life insurance benefit of $35,000. Additional supplemental life and AD&D insurance benefits may be purchased voluntarily.MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that helps participating employees lower their taxable income. Under this plan, employees elect to set aside pre-tax money each pay period to pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical expenses for themselves and their eligible dependents that are not paid by insurance or reimbursed by any other benefit plan.DEPENDENT CARE ASSISTANCE PLAN: This is a type of Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that helps participating eligible employees lower their taxable income. Under this plan, employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified childcare or dependent care expenses that are necessary for the employee and/or spouse to continue working.Leave AllowancesVACATION: Effective during pay period one (based on the bargaining unit), employees will be credited one hundred and sixty hours (160) of vacation leave for immediate use. This amount is prorated if hired after pay period one.HOLIDAY: Thirteen (13) paid recognized holidays and the accrual of two (2) floating holidays annually.SICK LEAVE: Employees in regular positions accrue approximately 3.39 hours of sick leave per pay period to use during instances of authorized absence due to illness, injury, or medically related appointments.BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: ALL employees are eligible to receive a maximum of thirty-two (32) hours of paid leave per occurrence for bereavement leave due to the death of a person in the immediate family.Retirement and Deferred Compensation PlansRETIREMENT: The Court is a 1937 Act employer. More detailed information may be found by contacting SBCERA at (909) 885-7980 or toll-free at 1-877-722-3721 or by visiting the website at San Bernardino County Retirement Association. The Court does not pay into the Social Security system; however, it does contribute to Medicare. Retirement benefits subject to change. DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees are eligible to participate in the Court's 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. This is the supplemental retirement plan that permits employees to defer a certain portion of their salary, pre or post tax, within certain Internal Revenue Service (IRS) limits, to an account maintained by an investment service provider. Participating employees in the pre-tax option postpone paying taxes on the deferred portion of their income.Additional BenefitsTUITION BENEFIT: Employees with at least twelve (12) months of service will be allowed a maximum of $600.00 each fiscal year. These monies may be used for job related education or career development, book fees or to reimburse membership dues in professional organizations..CAR ALLOWANCE: Use of Court Vehicle.COMMUTER SERVICES: This program assists with providing information on carpools, rideshare matching, and public transportation options. The Court offers incentives for employees eligible to participating in Ridesharing activities.The Human Resources Department reserves the right to modify the benefit programs in accordance with the Personnel Rules and Regulations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Records verbatim testimony and court proceedings using stenographic equipment, computer-aided transcription equipment and real-time software; asks judge and other speakers for clarification of testimony, instructions, orders or actions when necessary to ensure accuracy.
  • Reports all case type proceedings including but not limited to civil, family law, delinquency, dependency, probate and criminal, including death penalty matters.
  • Transports, sets up and maintains personal court reporting equipment at the designated work location; researches medical, legal and technical terminology, as well as, case citations and related information; develops and modifies custom software dictionaries; maintains court reporting, transcription and archival equipment.
  • Receives and processes transcript requests, estimates cost, and prepares and produces transcripts and copies of transcripts in a timely manner, as required by applicable code sections, Rules of Court, and statutes for the requesting parties; produces and certifies formal, written transcripts of court proceedings; prepares daily transcripts as needed; archives electronic notes on a court electronic storage system.
  • Maintains a variety of electronic and paper files; organizes and ensures security of official records.
  • Responds to phone calls, electronic mail and personal inquiries for services.
  • Provides court reporter services in other courtrooms countywide when regularly assigned court is not in session.
  • Prepares and coordinates a variety of work reports and records, and attends meetings as required.
  • Reviews and edits testimony prior to requested read back to jurors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Completion of a recognized training course in court reporting or an associate degree in court reporting, resulting in certification and licensure by the State of California Certified Shorthand Reporters Board.

  • A valid California Class C driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the court's vehicle insurance program.

  • Current license in good standing issued by the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs Certified Shorthand Reporters Board.

  • Realtime certification is required and incumbents must pass in-house Realtime Reporting Certification during their first six (6) months of assignment to successfully pass probation or be terminated.

  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application and supplemental application.

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