SAIC's Mission Support Business Unit (MSBU) has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Court Reporter
Must currently possess a minimum Top Secret clearance with the ability to upgrade to TS/SCI for OCONUS work.
Court reporter will be required to produce verbatim transcripts in written and digital (MS Word document unless otherwise specified) formats. All reporters are responsible for accurate identification of proper names and places. Final records will be in the format specified by the government. Court reporters should be familiar with or have a working knowledge of “Court Room 21” technology.
Stenographer will provide verbatim transcripts of legal proceedings using a stenotype machine. After documenting proceedings, stenographic reporters must edit the computer-tenerated translation for correct grammar. A security clearance will be required if a transcriber is to be allowed access to sensitive/classified materials.
Transcriber (electronic reporting) uses audio equipment to record court proceedings. The court reporter monitors the process, takes notes to identify speakers, and listens to the recording to ensure clarity and quality. Electronic reporter and transcriber will produce a written and digital transcript of the recorded proceedings. A security clearance will be required if a transcriber is to be allowed access to sensitive/classified materials.
Voice writing or redictation court reporter use computer speech recognition technology to produce real time or near real time written and digital transcripts.
Support may be required for a seven-day workweek / 24-hour day, for an 8 hour work shift. Normally work will consist of an 8 hour workday, Monday through Friday but may include work on weekends and Federal holidays. Overtime or hours in excess of 40 hours per week may be required to support the mission. Performance may vary, but the majority of the work will occur at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and some other overseas locations. Some of the activities performed may require personnel to operate in areas deemed hostile fire zones such as, but not limited to, Afghanistan or Iraq. Additional work shall be performed on site in the National Capital Region.
High School diploma and at least 2 years of higher-level education.
4-5 years direct related experience. SUBSTITUTION/EQUIVALENCY:
AS/AA degree = two years general experience.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
Stenography Skills; Court reporters use a steno machine to transcribe the spoken word into text. A stenographer is capable of transcribing text at rates far faster than even the fastest typists. Detail-oriented, excellent English grammar skills, excellent listener as well as stenographer
Real Time Reporting Skills; Technology has progressed to the point where "real time" court reporting is a reality. With real time court reporting the reporter's steno machine is connected to a computer and real time reporting software. Other legal participants can connect to the real time feed and view the transcribed text as soon as it is transcribed by the real time reporter. A real time reporter must be a skilled stenographer who is also comfortable with technology. Not only must the transcription be set up properly amongst all participants, the real time reporter may also need to package the transcripts for distribution.
Communication Skills; Whether a reporter specializes in traditional stenography or real time reporting, excellent communication skills are a must. In order to transcribe the spoken word into text, a court reporter must be an attentive listener. In addition to being able to hear the words being spoken, the court reporter must also know how to properly punctuate the resulting sentences so that the sentences accurately reflect the speaker's meaning.
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