Job Openings

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Location:  11th Judicial Circuit Court, 300 N 2nd St, St. Charles, MO  63301

Basic Functions and Responsibilities:

The Court Reporter is responsible for making a word-for-word transcript of legal proceedings. The verbatim documentation in criminal, civil and other court proceedings requires a profession who is highly skilled and trained in court reporting. This position is a state employee, working under the direct supervision of a Circuit Judge.

Characteristic Duties:

Record and preserve all courtroom proceedings through acceptable verbatim recording method, such as machine shorthand or steno mask.

Transcribe records of proceedings and provide accurate transcripts to person or persons requesting the same within a reasonable amount of time, contingent upon payments of fees.

Perform a variety of legal office support work including preparing letters, correspondence, forms and other documents; edit, proofread and correct written materials; maintain copies of documents; maintain, monitor and update files; generate reports; operate office equipment.

Perform courtroom duties, such as marking exhibits.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of personal computers and standard software applications related to court reporting work.

Knowledge of filing and electronic record keeping systems.

Knowledge of legal processes and terminology.

Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling; advanced skill in communicating effectively using the English language, both orally and in writing.

Skill in reading and preparing legal documents.

Skill in application of state and federal guidelines, rules, and statutes to perform essential functions of position.

Advanced skill in discretion and maintaining confidential information.

Advanced skill in handling stress successfully and the ability to work well with other employees, court professionals and the public.

Ability to multi-task.

Ability to learn and apply policies, procedures, documents and terminology affecting assigned functions.

Advanced ability to work independently and follow instructions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be Certified Court Reporter (CCR) as provided by Rule 14 of the Missouri State Supreme Court Rules.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants may send resume

By e-mail to: Amy.Twyman@courts.mo.gov

Or, by mail to: 11th Judicial Circuit Court

Attn: Kathleen Randazzo

Secretary to the Presiding Judge

300 N 2nd St., Room 508

St. Charles, MO  63301

 

Closing Date:  May 22, 2017

 

The 11th Judicial Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the court will provide

reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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OA/Administrative Hearing Commission Job Announcement

Position:                          Court Reporter II

Salary:                            $1,654.50 – $2,355.00 semi-monthly, salary commensurate with qualifications.

Benefits:                          Position receives State benefits including health care, retirement, and vacation

Location:                        Jefferson City – Cole County

Application Deadline:     June 8, 2017

Job Description

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.

  • Reviews cases and decides on proper methods of handling and processing, including reporting, transcribing and reproducing.
  • Plans and coordinates reporting and transcribing of formal administrative hearings.
  • Takes verbatim notes of testimony in administrative proceedings using a stenotype machine and a tape recorder.
  • Marks for identification purposes any exhibits introduced as evidence; maintains exhibits in a secure place; incorporates exhibits into case papers.
  • Utilizes a computer-aided transcription system in preparation of the verbatim record.
  • Suggests changes and improvements to procedures; orders and maintains equipment and supplies; performs related office tasks.
  • Maintains statistics and records concerning hearings and transcript production.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

Work hours Monday through Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of courtroom procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of Missouri Supreme Court rules on preparation of transcripts.
  • Considerable knowledge of office management and record-keeping procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of legal terminology, medical terminology, grammatical construction, punctuation and spelling.
  • Ability to take verbatim courtroom testimony with 95 percent accuracy at speeds varying between 180 and 225 words per minute.
  • Ability to work under courtroom pressure for long periods of time without rest.
  • Ability to fully utilize a computer-aided transcription system.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to cover hearings.

 

Qualifications

Applicants must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two years of experience taking verbatim notes at hearings, using a stenotype machine and tape-recording system, and transcribing the hearing notes using computer-aided transcription equipment; and successful completion of an accredited two-year course in court reporting.

Special Requirements

Certification as a Certified Court Reporter by the Missouri Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners.

OR

Certification as a Certified Shorthand Reporter by the Missouri Court Reporters Association.

OR

Certification as a Registered Professional Reporter by the National Court Reporters Association.

 

To Apply

Applicants should submit an introductory cover letter, resume & transcripts to:

 

Bob Wiles, Human Resources Service Center

P.O. Box 809

301 W. High St. Suite 430

Jefferson City, MO 65102

 

If desirable, applicants can email the above information to bob.wiles@oa.mo.gov

 

The Office of Administration is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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