Official Court Reporter
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Durham County, NC

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An Official Court Reporter records proceedings in court trials, hearings, and conferences using either stenotype or voice writing reporting methods; accurately transcribe the record of court proceedings and deliver certified transcripts in a timely fashion pursuant to applicable rules; read aloud, as circumstances require, statements made by participants during court proceedings; ensure that evidence has been properly introduced and marked as an exhibit; take dictation of orders and findings of fact and type them for a judge's signature; maintain files, notes, tapes, and records to facilitate later reference and use; respond to inquiries from court personnel, attorneys, citizens, and prisoners; and complete activity reports and travel reimbursement forms and submit them to the Administrative Office of the Courts in a timely fashion.

Though supervised on a daily basis by the presiding judge, this person will report to the Court Reporting Manager and may be subject to assignments in various judicial districts as court coverage dictates. Transcripts are paid in addition to base salary.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Knowledge of: English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; court rules, regulations, procedures, and operations; legal and various specialized terminology, transcript format and style.

Skill in: transcribing notes rapidly and accurately; and court reporting hardware.

Ability to: take dictation rapidly and accurately for extended periods of time at a speed sufficient to have attained the required certification; accurately transcribe notes; type a volume of material over a sustained time within deadlines; maintain confidentiality; and represent the court in a manner consistent with its decorum.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school and current certification from the National Court Reporters Association as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or the National Verbatim Reporters Association as a Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR). Completion of a court reporting program either approved by the National Court Reporters Association or endorsed by the National Verbatim Reporters Association preferred but not required.

Please attach cover letter and résumé.

You MUST be either RPR or CVR certified. If you do not possess one of these certifications, your application will not be considered.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
Applicants must complete an on-line application by clicking the above APPLY link. Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.

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All NC Judicial Branch agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Charmaine J Leeks
NC Administrative Office of the Courts
Human Resources Division