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SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

To perform highly responsible duties of recording and transcribing verbatim records of judicial trials, conferences, hearings or any other court proceedings where a record is required. Fully responsible for the preparation of a complete and accurate record of proceedings which may involve highly technical terminology used in a number of different fields.  Work is performed in accordance with procedures established by the Court and is reviewed by the reporter upon completion for accuracy and content.   Work is performed under the direction of the Court Operations Coordinator, and performance is evaluated on the basis of feedback from individuals served, coworkers, and from direct observation.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

At a very high rate of speed, takes verbatim testimony, arguments of counsel, and rulings of the Court, by certifiable methods at trials, hearings, conferences, or any other court proceedings where a record is required; transcribes notes of such proceedings; edits and assembles final record in a format approved and ordered by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

* Files all transcripts in a timely manner and in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana.

* Insures that all equipment used by the reporter in court and the office is in proper working order.

* Reviews new statutes or changes in the law or rules of court that apply to court reporting and implements and complies with    all  requirements.

* All other responsibilities that come with the recording and transcribing of court proceedings according to court policy


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES

Education/Training:

Must be certified with the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Certified Shorthand Reporters in one of the following methods: stenotype or stenomask.

Must comply with the requirements of all applicable laws, regulations, court rules, policies and procedures

Experience not necessary but preferred


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Environment: Work is performed primarily a courtroom and office setting.  Maintain confidentiality of matters handled on a day-to-day basis.  When needed, will have to work in various courtrooms within the 19th JDC.  Must be able to work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with occasional overtime.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to sit for long periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (25 lbs.); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.


Job Type: Full-time

The starting salary of this position is $46,000. 

Submit a resume with a letter of interest to:  19thJDCResume@19thjdc.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The Court is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis, including but not limited to, veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, or sickle cell anemia. No person or employee, no matter his or her title or position, has the authority, expressed, actual, apparent or implied, to discriminate against or harass another employee of the Court.

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training. Employees having a question about this policy or concern that the policy is not being followed should immediately contact their manager, the Human Resources Director, or the Judicial Administrator. Each employee has both a right and a duty to report conduct which he or she believes may constitute unlawful discrimination, and the Court will not condone or authorize any kind of retaliation against any employee who has in good faith reported conduct which he or she believes may constitute discrimination in violation of this policy. Additionally, any employee found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.