Current Job Opportunity


April 25, 2014

Closing Date

May 8, 2014

Position Number


Position Title

Digital Court Reporter

Job Location

Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court, Fort Myers, Florida

Salary Range

$2,368.72 (Monthly*)

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to digitally record and transcribe court proceedings and hearings. The position is responsible for digitally recording and annotating court proceedings and hearings; transcribing recordings; and performing research. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures.


Examples of Work Performed

(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Monitors and annotates digitally recorded court proceedings while proceedings occur; annotates previously recorded, non-annotated court proceedings as required.
  • Transcribes digitally recorded court proceedings and hearings; proofreads, edits and prepares final copy of transcripts in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and statutes.
  • Processes approved transcript/CD/DVD orders; produces copies of court proceedings, depositions and hearings for attorneys, governmental personnel/agencies and the public.
  • Monitors audio quality; generates duplicate audio recordings of trials and court hearings, including notes to facilitate transcription.
  • Performs tests of digital court recording equipment located within courtrooms to ensure systems work properly prior to start of court proceedings; advises supervisor of improperly functioning equipment; changes out CD’s/DVD’s containing a daily record of courtroom proceedings, securing recordings in designated area.
  • Enters and processes court orders/requests into the Transcript Tracking System for easy retrieval/reference; verifies court order information by conducting research, and makes necessary corrections.
  • Provides services involving digital court recording equipment, such as the playback of recordings in open courtroom upon a judge’s request or making a recording of a particular case available for listening by court personnel.
  • Performs clerical tasks, such as maintaining log books for activities of responsibility, keeping accurate records of requests/orders received and completed; performing research of files for case law entered into evidence and correct spelling of names and places; or preparing correspondence to attorneys.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

  • Education - High School diploma or GED and one year of college or vocational school education in office skills, computer operation or a closely related field.
  • Experience - Two years of related experience.
  • Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required - Requires appropriate Digital Court Reporter certification as determined by State Courts System.


Data Responsibility - Compiles, transcribes, labels, stores, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility - Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion.

Assets Responsibility - Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements - Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements - Reads scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex transcripts; prepares reports. Requires the accurate use of the English language, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Complexity of Work - Performs coordinating work involving guidelines and rules with constant problem solving; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions - Makes decisions with moderate impact - affects those in work unit.

Equipment Usage - 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 digital recording equipment, computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing or custom applications. Ability to type 55 words per minute.

Safety of Others - Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

Special Comments

Must be able to to type 55 words per minute.

How to Apply

Please log on to  search location FL-Southwest or our website at  by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.  If you have any questions, please contact

Please Note - No on-line applications are being accepted through People First You must apply on-line to one of the two above mentioned websites.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287).  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 Workpl ace Act.

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

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