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Official Court Reporter

Superior Court of California County of Marin San Rafael, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

THE COURT

DEFINITION 
Under general supervision this specialized clerical level position records and transcribes verbatim stenographic accounts of assigned official court proceedings and furnishes transcripts of such records.
 
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS 
This classification is distinguished from all other clerical classes in that it must be licensed by the Court Reporters Board of California as a Certified Shorthand Reporter.  In addition, court reporters are required to provide their own equipment, computer and supplies, and are paid separately for transcripts.
 
This class reports to the Court Operations Manager or designee.

DUTIES

Positions in this class may perform any or all of the below listed duties.  These should be interpreted as examples of the work, and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
 
1.        Provides court-reporting services to the trial court; attends sessions of the Court as assigned and compiles a verbatim official record of courtroom proceedings in machine shorthand using Computer-Aided Transcription (CAT) and/or Real-time reporting equipment.
 
2.        Reads back all or portions of the official court proceedings upon instruction from the judicial officer.
 
3.        Prepares timely printed or magnetic media transcripts of all or part of the court record, in format prescribed by the Court upon proper request of the parties or order of the Court.
 
4.        Reviews and certifies printed transcripts of the court.
 
5.        Maintains reporting and transcription equipment and supplies.
 
6.        Maintains records of transcript production and related income and expenses for inspection and auditing; maintains records and reports related to work performed.
 
7.        Maintains, stores and delivers notes as official records of the Court in accordance with Government Code § 69955.
 
8.        Prepares daily transcripts as needed, and provides transcripts of proceedings on request of parties or by order of the Court; proofreads, collates, binds and delivers transcripts as required.
 
9.        Prepares excerpts of testimony in typed form as requested, and researches and prepares transcripts from past proceedings at the request of the Court, counsel, governmental agencies and litigants.
 
10.      Performs basic legal and office file research to ensure appropriate case documentation of names, quotations and similar information.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be the equivalent of:
 
Education:  Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth grade.

Experience:  Ability to utilize Real-time Reporting and two years’ experience as a court reporter in a Trial Court.
 
Certification and Licenses Possession and maintenance of a license to practice as certified shorthand reporter from the Court Reporters Board of California per Government Code § 69442.                

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of: California Statutes relating to court reporting services; legal, medical and other technical terminology used in the course of court proceedings; courtroom practices and procedures; computer equipment and related programs; correct English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. 
 
Skill in: Operating a computer and court reporting equipment. 
 
Ability to: Take verbatim dictation of courtroom and related proceedings; use Computer-Aided Transcription and Real-time Reporting equipment; hear and distinguish words spoken in varying tones and volumes; read back the court record in open court; transcribe information accurately and in a timely manner; conduct basic legal and related research to verify transcribed information; maintain attention to detail; organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines; adjust and maintain stenographic and other similar equipment used in course of work; maintain confidential information where legal standards require; communicate orally and in written form in a clear and concise manner; deal tactfully and courteously with the public; establish and maintain effective work relationships with judicial officers, court personnel, governmental agencies and members of the public.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: On a continuous basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time in front of a computer screen; intermittently twist to reach equipment or supplies surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; strength to lift files weighing up to 25 pounds; use telephone and computer keyboard on a daily basis.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must pass background investigation to access the Criminal Justice Systems.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Candidates must apply by Monday, August 30, 2021, for first consideration.  Electronic submission to http://www.marincourt.org/human_resources.htm are required and must include the following: a cover letter, an online application and answers to the supplemental questionnaire. You may submit a resume, but it will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application or supplemental questionnaire.  No paper applications will be accepted.

SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process will consist of an application and supplemental questionnaire appraisal. Those candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to one or more virtual oral interviews via Zoom, tentatively scheduled for the weeks of July 12, 2021 and July 19, 2021.

This is a full-time, non-exempt represented position. The position also includes a one-year probationary period.


The Superior Court of California, County of Marin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Description
The Marin Superior Court is considered small/medium sized among the State of California’s 58 trial courts. Marin Superior Court is a consolidate court with all legal functions, operation and administration governed by the Presiding Judge and the Court Executive Officer. Marin Superior Court has 12 authorized judicial officer positions and 2 Subordinate Judicial Officers. We currently employee approximately 107 staff. The Court’s Judicial Officers and staff are ethnically and racially diverse.

Marin Superior Court’s mission, “to ensure fair and equal access to justice and serve the public with dignity and respect,” is not a role reserved exclusively to its Judicial Officers; it is a court wide commitment in which every member of the Court plays a unique and critical role. Our mission is carried out not only by the Judges, Commissioner and Referee, who render decisions in their cases; but also by those who work tirelessly “behind the scenes” in tandem so that the court’s mission is not just a goal, but a reality. The minds and hands at
work at the Marin Superior Court are many and varied – and all are vital to achieving the mission.

The Marin Superior Court is located in the Marin County Civic Center, a facility and campus designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Administration building was opened in 1959, while the Hall of Justice, housing the Court and other criminal justice and law enforcement agencies, was completed in 1969. The Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Its unusual design makes it a destination for tourists.

Superior Court of California County of Marin

The Marin Superior Court is considered small/medium sized among the State of California’s 58 trial courts. Marin Superior Court is a consolidate court with all legal functions, operation and administration governed by the Presiding Judge and the Court Executive Officer. Marin Superior Court has 12 authorized judicial officer positions and 2 Subordinate Judicial Officers. We currently employee approximately 107 staff. The Court’s Judicial Officers and staff are ethnically and racially diverse. Marin Superior Court’s mission, “to ensure fair and equal access to justice and serve the public with dignity and respect,” is not a role reserved exclusively to its Judicial Officers; it is a court wide commitment in which every member of the Court plays a unique and critical role. Our mission is carried out not only by the Judges, Commissioner and Referee, who render decisions in their cases; but also by those who work tirelessly “behind the scenes” in tandem so that the court’s mission is not just a goal, but a reality. The minds and hands at work at the Marin Superior Court are many and varied – and all are vital to achieving the mission. The Marin Superior Court is located in the Marin County Civic Center, a facility and campus designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Administration building was opened in 1959, while the Hall of Justice, housing the Court and other criminal justice and law enforcement agencies, was completed in 1969. The Civic Center was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Its unusual design makes it a destination for tourists.

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