Official Court Reporter at Coconino County

Coconino County


Mid Level

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

$59.568 - $68.503

23 Sep → 23 Oct

Job Description

Arizona, City of Flagstaff, Coconino County, invites applications for the position Official Court Reporter: Superior Court, which is a job share opportunity or full-time opportunity. Come experience life in this beautiful college town, mountain community. We are located at 7,000 feet surrounded by the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the country and within close proximity to the iconic Grand Canyon National Park and the majestic red rock scenery of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Enjoy many recreational activities: hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, fishing, boating locally.

Metropolitan area, Phoenix is 2.5 hours south of Flagstaff.

Under general supervision performs work of considerable difficulty in making verbatim stenographic records of legal proceedings and transcribing same, in a supportive professional environment. Performs related work as assigned.

This position requires Arizona CCR certification, NCRA RPR, reporting verbatim courtroom proceedings and transcribing same, performing related work as assigned. Reporter is responsible for providing own equipment to perform the duties of Official Court Reporter.

The position is working under one judge in a criminal/civil domestic relations cases, covering five other judges as needed, as well as Grand Jury proceedings on a rotation basis.

Relocation assistance up to $2,000.00.
60 hours of banked vacation to be used immediately (coordinate schedule with supervisor).
$500.00 bonus at the beginning of employment, $500.00 bonus after first six months, and $500 bonus after one year of hire.
2% incentive pay for other certifications such as Merit and Real Time Certification.
The Court will pay the Arizona Certification Renewal Fee every two years during term of employment.
Additional transcript income estimated at $10,000-$20,000 per year.

For more information, please contact Steve Garwood, 928-514-7200.

Essential functions includes but is not limited to: sitting in court or at desk for machine shorthand writing and transcription; 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 machine shorthand writing 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.

Arizona Court Reporting Certification, which is RPR plus a written test for knowledge contained in pamphlet. The Court Reporter Standard Certification Program, operated by the Arizona Supreme Court, provides statewide certification for persons in Arizona who are qualified to be certified.

This position is non-exempt from overtime.

Please Note the following:
This is a full-time 8:00a-5:00p position.
The full salary range for the position is: $59,568 -$87,565 annually.
This is an "At-Will" position and background check will be conducted by Bailiff's Office.

Interested persons please apply online at attaching a cover letter and resume to your application.

Coconino County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements / Qualifications

  • 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

How To Apply

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