Closing Date: October 28, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
Status: Full Time/Regular
Position No: 180-00501
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Salary & Benefits:
$3,954 monthly; plus excellent benefits package including employer-paid family health insurance premiums and retirement contributions and generous vacation and sick leave accruals, visit: http://www.ndcourts.gov/scbenefitsummary2013.pdf. The benefit summary document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, please download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader http://get.adobe.com/reader/ free of charge.
Requires a high school diploma, graduation from an approved program in court reporting and one year of previous court reporting experience involving verbatim transcription in a legal setting. Graduates with no experience may be considered at a training wage of $3,796 monthly.
Applications must be submitted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ndcourts/default.cfm by 11:59 p.m., on October 28, 2013. Any form of paper or other electronic application will not be accepted.
The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.
Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and are eligible to claim veteran's preference must include a copy of their DD Form 214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the North Dakota Veteran's Affairs Office.
Persons needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Human Resources at (701) 328-4216.
Summary of Work:
The Court Reporter is responsible for making a verbatim record of district and juvenile court trials, proceedings and other matters using computer-aided transcription, shorthand and/or audio recording equipment, writing court logs, noting appearances and essential events during proceedings, and providing transcripts, as required. Positions assigned to this classification provide administrative and secretarial support to a district judge and court staff, assist in calendar control and scheduling, and may serve as a liaison between the district judge and others in matters handled by the judge.
The Court Reporter is distinguished from other administrative and court management support positions in that it requires a completion of a specialized course of training and the ongoing development of a CAT lexicon and unique keystrokes for adequate recording speed and the distinction of homophones. Employees assigned to this classification establish certain routines and processes as well as follow routines and processes established by others. Additionally, this position is personally responsible for the production of all required and requested transcripts.
A court reporter who attains and maintains National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) realtime certification (CRR) and who regularly provides realtime reporting services would receive a one-step increase. (“Regularly provides realtime” means realtime is used frequently enough by the reporter so that the reporter maintains his or her proficiency.)
Accurately records, transcribes, and certifies the record of court and jury trial proceedings by computer-aided equipment per state and appellate requirements. Responsibility also requires taking court notes during hearings to identify appearances and to note significant events during the hearing and to locate and present prior testimony. Travel to other counties within and outside of the district for court proceedings assigned to the district judge is also required.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
An Equal Opportunity Employer:
The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
October 15, 2013