Court Reporter at City of Aurora

City of Aurora


Mid Level

Aurora, CO, USA

Not defined

28 Oct → 27 Nov

Job Description

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $26.43 - $32.68

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of: Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:
Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds
Occasional lifting, carrying, walking and standing
Clear vision to reading and reviewing recorded and transcribed material
Speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, justice system personnel and citizens
Hand/eye coordination for operation of stenographic machines and computer keyboard

Work Environment:
Works primarily in a courtroom environment with restricted movement for the duration of court sessions.

Equipment Used:
Uses standard office equipment including personal computer
Personal stenographic machine
CAT software
This position may require the incumbent to use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

For Veterans preference: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.

The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.

If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace. A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.


Job Responsibilities

  • Steno-graphically reports all trials, hearings motions, and dispositions on matters heard before the Court or jury
  • Produces verbatim transcripts on all Court proceedings upon request
  • Selects and prepares jury instructions and verdict forms
  • Prepares legal opinions, memorandums and like material issued by the Court
  • Provides office support for judges and attorneys
  • Sets Judges’ calendar for expedited trials and hearings
  • Maintains and provides statistical data on proceedings
  • Formats legal correspondence and other official/legal documents using appropriate legal terminology
  • Enters court notes and dispositions in the court database
  • Conduct virtual meetings for assigned division and monitor electronic recordings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Requirements / Qualifications

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

  • Graduation from an accredited school of reporting or associate degree in reporting

  • Three (3) years of experience in verbatim shorthand reporting and transcribing

  • Experience using computer-aided transcription (CAT) software

  • Maintain RPR certification by completing three continuing education units (CEUs) every three years and maintain certification status with NCRA.

  • Court proceedings and terminology

  • Grammar and spelling including legal terminology

  • Skill in using personal computers, specifically Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, and spreadsheet software applications

  • Skill using Teams, WebEx and other software used in virtual meeting programs

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Skill in typing a minimum of 60 net words per minute

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens

  • Handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy

  • Maintain professionalism and decorum in the courtroom

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

  • Use court reporting equipment

  • Work under pressure with little supervision

  • Applicants must have obtained their Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

How To Apply

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