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COURT REPORTER Grade K4 at Fulton County, GA

Fulton County, GA


Mid Level

$53.000 - $80.000

27 Apr → 27 May


Job Description


Minimum Qualifications:

High School diploma or GED and certification as a court reporter; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Specific License or Certification Required:

Professional Certification as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) issued through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA). Professional license as a Certified Court Reporter (CCR) issued by the Board of Court Reporting of the Judicial Council of Georgia. Affirmation as a sworn Deputy Clerk of the Court. As a condition of continued employment, certification must be maintained through the duration of employment.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

Requires knowledge of legal and medical terminology. Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Theories and principles of basic mathematics. Laws, rules, and regulations governing court reporting and transcription activities. Court policies and procedures. Court reporting and transcription equipment. General office practices, procedures, equipment, and technology.

Requires skill in operating digital recording and transcription equipment. Organizing and prioritizing work. Using spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation, financial/accounting and other software to gather, organize, analyze, and present information. Transcribing and taking dictation, including typing 225 words per minute in accordance with the standards of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

Maintaining exhibits and documentary evidence. Delivering high quality, customer-focused service. Understanding, using and explaining Court-specific computer applications to manage court processes, gather and analyze statistics, and create reports. Building sustainable working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the public. Communicating effectively with coworkers, supervisor, and the public. Generating enthusiasm and support for program objectives.

This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

The examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as qualified. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

All applications must be completed in full before they are submitted. Please review all applications for accuracy and make all corrections before submittal because errors can result in not meeting the minimum qualifications. Additional information will not be accepted after applications are received by the Department of Human Resources Management.



Purpose of Classification:

Records and transcribes verbatim court proceedings or other hearings before the courts.

Essential Functions:

Records and produces an accurate record of all proceedings.

Records oral communications for various formal and/or legal proceedings, such as criminal and civil litigations, trials, motions, pleas, arraignments, and hearings.

Tests digital court recording equipment regularly; ensures systems work properly prior to start of court proceedings.

Transcribes, proofs, and prepares transcriptions for distribution.

Files transcripts in civil and criminal proceedings with appropriate documentation.

Corresponds with attorneys, court officers, and the public regarding requests for the preparation of transcripts and exhibits.

Trains court reporter interns and monitors their work as required.

Orders and maintains court reporting supplies.

Maintains exhibits during court hearings and trials. Inventories, catalogs, files, boxes, records, and stores exhibits in criminal and civil litigation cases.

Logs, copies, binds, and verifies documentary evidence.

Invoices and collects fees for services rendered in the recording and transcribing of court proceedings.

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