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Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: BRADENTON, FL, US, 34237

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Requisition No: 319721 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT REPORTER II - 22010444

Position Number: 22010444 

Salary:  $52,917.55 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2021 

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Job Location

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court - Manatee County Judicial Center; Bradenton, Florida

Salary Range

$52,917.55 Annually

Job Description


The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Official Court Reporter to be based in Manatee County. The essential function of the position is to stenographically record felony court proceedings, provide Realtime to judges daily, and produce transcripts on a timely basis. The position is responsible for reporting court proceedings, performing research and proofreading and editing reported proceedings in order to produce quality transcripts. The position works under the general supervision of the Court Reporting Manager.  The position requires someone who is self-motivated, has a keen eye for detail and completes assignments timely. All Official Court Reporters are paid a monthly salary but are not paid appearance fees or for transcripts. However, a Luminex writer, laptop, maintenance of equipment, CAT software, and current updates are all provided. Also included are standard State of Florida government employee benefits.

Duties and responsibilities
Records court proceedings stenographically utilizing a Stenograph Luminex and Case Catalyst software;
Reads back segments of proceedings from either stenographic notes or Realtime translation;
Transcribes and edits stenographic or Realtime notes to transcript form in compliance with applicable standards, regulations, and statutes;
Proofreads transcripts to verify correct spelling of names, places, medical, scientific, and legal terms; researches information as required to ensure accuracy of information;
Delivers transcripts electronically and backs up transcripts for archiving purposes;
Archives digital stenographic notes; maintains, updates, and edits personal dictionary; and maintains accurate logs of each day’s proceedings;
Travels to courthouses within the circuit to perform duties, as may be required;

Completes and submits statistical reports to designated personnel.


Education and Training Guidelines


Associate's degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in court reporting is required.

Licenses, Certifications and Registrations Required
Requires a valid certificate as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or higher. Realtime Reporter capability is required, and Realtime certification is preferred.




Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Needed
Ability to stenographically report using Case Catalyst software and Realtime technology;
Ability to hook up cables and troubleshoot with Realtime technology;
Ability to record testimony at the standard required speed and accuracy;
Ability to edit and translate stenographic notes, proofread transcripts, verify the correct spelling of names, places, and terms;
Ability to back up transcripts to archives; archive notes and dockets;
Ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, government officials, and the public;
Ability to work in fast-paced, automated environment with many interruptions;

 In addition to the ability to use basic office equipment, this position also calls for computer skills: the ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Outlook; searching the Internet; and the ability to learn and use new program software.


Special Comments


* Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Certification is required at the time of hire*

$52,917.55 (non-negotiable; State employees are paid on the last workday of each month).

The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.
Benefits include membership in the Florida Retirement System and a generous contribution by the State to health insurance premiums.



How to Apply


Applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. 

Interested applicants must submit a current State of Florida Application to the Human Resources Manager of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. A cover letter and current resume are encouraged. Application materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) or via mail delivery.

Twelfth Judicial Circuit
Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 48927
Sarasota, FL 34230
Fax (941)861-7904

*If you do not submit a State of Florida application, you will not be considered. If you have submitted a State of Florida application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past 12 months, please indicate – you will not be required to submit a new application.

For additional information, please contact Heather Blanton at 941-749-3600 ext. 1791

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check. The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call 941-861-7811.
Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State System serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa