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Current Job Opportunity


June 21, 2018

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

OPS Digital Court Reporter

Job Location

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Viera, Florida

Salary Range

$15.22 Hourly

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.

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 and two years of related experience.

High School diploma or GED and one year of college or vocational school education in office skills, computer operation or a closely related field and two years of related experience.

Requires appropriate Digital Court Reporter certification as determined by State Courts System.

Must be certified by the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (or within one year of hire date)


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 percents.

Communications Requirements:
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

This position is responsible for monitoring and annotating court proceedings in a centralized environment using Open Court monitoring and recording software.  The Digital Court Reporter uses Open Court to observe court proceedings, make annotations for future aid in searching the record, preparing transcription, duplicating audio and uploading information to an official court reporter.  Also, the position is responsible for digitally recorded court proceedings by researching ICMS, copying audio/video files onto a compact diskette (CD), and drafting simple correspondence.

How to Apply

Submit a completed State of Florida application to:

Court Administration - 18th Judicial Circuit
Attention: April L. Copp, Sr. Deputy/HR Administrator
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida  32940
Phone: (321) 637-5674; Fax: (321) 637-5484

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying.

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.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact Human Resources (321) 637-5674 prior to the application deadline. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.