This is skilled work in the taking and transcriptions of proceedings in a Court of Law and/or other related official segments of judicial procedures. Work requires extreme accuracy in stenographically reporting and transcription of proceedings as the transcripts prepared by the Court Reporter represents the Official Record of the Court. Court Reporters are assigned and/or rotated among the Board of Judges at the discretion of the Chief Court Reporter.
Responsible for making a verbatim record of Criminal, Civil, and Family Court proceedings using a stenograph machine;
Using computer-aided transcription software prepares and provides transcripts in accordance with Pennsylvania/Montgomery County rules;
Maintains Court day logs noting appearances and essential events during proceedings;
Maintains exhibit logs;
Researching; binding; record-keeping; and communications.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Current Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certificate preferred;
Real Time proficiency preferred;
Skilled in the use of computer-aided stenographic and transcription technology;
Possess and provides all necessary personal equipment and software;
Produce completed transcription timely;
Adaptability to courtroom procedures;
Communication (verbal and written);
Ability to take verbatim transcription at prescribed rates of speed;
Two-four years formal stenographic training;
Proper grammatical usage, syntax and sentence structure of the English language; legal, medical, scientific and technical vocabulary;
Must be able to work in a team-oriented environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk and hear. Intense concentration required. Stamina to report for extended hours. Digital dexterity and coordination. Keen senses. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.