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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32401

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Requisition No: 50024 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT REPORTER I - 22010549

Position Number: 22010549 

Salary:  $3,964.09 Monthly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/10/2019 

Job Description

This is advanced stenographic work in recording and transcribing verbatim trials and hearings in the Courts of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.  Transcripts must be certified for judicial appeal proceedings, and the Court Reporter is responsible for absolute accuracy of the transcript.  The work involves a significant amount of sitting and listening.  Travel is also required.  This position works under the direct supervision of the Court Reporter Manager.


(Omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

¨  Records proceedings of the court by stenotype writer to create verbatim transcripts with the use of               Eclipse software or equivalent transcription software;

¨  Prepares transcripts of proceedings to include indexing and page numbering and ensuring the   absolute accuracy of each transcript;

¨  Proofreads, prints, and binds transcripts to distribute to appropriate parties in a timely manner;

¨  Maintains and archives all records taken in an organized manner; and

¨  Maintains daily, monthly, and yearly data.

¨  Travel is required throughout the six counties of the circuit and will be reimbursed.

Education and Training Guidelines

Associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years college or vocational school education in computer operations, medical/legal terminology, court reporting, paralegal, or a closely related field. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Certification as a Registered Professional Reporter is preferred.

Two years of related experience.  Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for year basis, excluding supervisory experience. 


Data Responsibility:

Refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Reports on activities and results of major events.

People Responsibility:

Refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.

Assets Responsibility:

Refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, equipment, or small amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:

Deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:

Involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes extremely complex transcripts; speaks to high level professionals.

Complexity of Work:

Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other work units or citizens.

Equipment Usage:

Refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as stenograph machines, laptops or recorders.

Safety of Others:

Refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

Requires some responsibility for safety and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

How to Apply

Submit an original 14th Judicial Circuit Application and verification of education to:

Sarah Pearce
Court Administration
14th Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1089
Panama City, Florida  32402


Phone:     (850) 691-4625, Option 1


The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application process, please call the contact person at the number provided above.  TTY users may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service at 711.

We do not accept applications electronically other than those emailed to:

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We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

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: Panama City

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