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San Mateo County, CA Court Reporter - Superior Court of California (Open and Promotional) in County of San Mateo, California

Court Reporter - Superior Court of California (Open and Promotional)

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Court Reporter - Superior Court of California (Open and Promotional)

Salary

$91,499.20 - $114,067.20 Annually

Location

County of San Mateo, CA

Job Type

Regular

Department

Superior & Municipal Courts

Job Number

X064M

Closing

Continuous

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Description

The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo is seeking qualified candidates for multiple full-time Court Reporter positions. The court's mission is to apply the law fairly to protect individual freedom and to promote the welfare of the people. Join us in meeting our goal of continuing to find innovative ways to conduct business and provide essential court services to our community. Apply today!

Court Reporters stenotype a verbatim record of courtroom proceedings and provide general support to the assigned judge related to the official record. Court Reporters work in any court department, including but not limited to, arraignment calendars, family law, civil and criminal trials, law and motion, juvenile, and preliminary hearings, in any of the court's three locations throughout San Mateo County.

The ideal candidate for the Court Reporter position has experience transcribing a full range of courtroom proceedings, is familiar with real time reporting, and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Certification and/or experience with real time reporting is highly desired. The Court offers differential pay of 10% for employees with real time state certification or 5% for real time court certification.

Please visit http://www.sanmateocourt.org/ for more information on our organization.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help and regular classified vacancies.

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Attend courtroom sessions to record court proceedings

  • Prepare verbatim transcripts of court proceedings including testimony, objections, rulings, pleas, and sentences

  • Read aloud Court reporting notes at the request of the Court

  • Certify the accuracy of Court transcripts

  • Prepare indexes of witnesses and exhibits and file official transcripts with the Court

  • Operate a variety of office equipment including computers and printers

  • Respond to requests and inquiries from litigants

  • Perform related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Licensure/Certification:

  • Valid Certified Shorthand Reporter License issued by the State of California.

Education and Experience:

  • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods and techniques of courtroom procedures

  • Laws, regulations, and judicial procedures related to court reporting

  • Legal, medical, professional, and technical terminology used in a courtroom setting

  • Records management practices and procedures, including indexing and cross-indexing

  • Correct English usage, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation

  • Principles and techniques for dealing with the public, often when relations may be strained

Skill/Ability to:

  • Transcribe a full range of courtroom proceedings

  • Operate courtroom stenotype equipment

  • Use standard office equipment, such as a personal or on-line computer

  • Organize and prioritize work, meet critical time deadlines, and coordinate multiple activities

  • Deal tactfully and effectively with a variety of individuals

  • Exercise initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines

  • Organize and maintain accurate files and records

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Application/Examination

Anyone may apply. This recruitment is being conducted by the County of San Mateo for the Superior Court of California, San Mateo County. This position is with the Superior Court of California, San Mateo County.

Responses to the Training and Experience Evaluation supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of a scored relevant Training and Experience (T&E) evaluation based solely on the candidates' responses to the supplemental questions (weight: 100%). Candidates who receive a passing score on the T&E evaluation will be placed on an eligible list in rank order, determined by the score attained from the evaluation of the training and experience. The top candidates from the eligible list will be forwarded to the hiring department for an interview, which is the basis for final selection.

Because of this screening process, applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the next phase of the examination process. Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

NOTE: The detailed information you provide in the supplemental questionnaire should be consistent with the information in your standard County application and resume. All information provided is subject to verification.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply.

Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Recruitment Schedule: This is a continuous recruitment. As applications are received they will be reviewed and the Training and Experience Evaluation will be scored.

Interviews will be scheduled for those candidates who pass the Training and Experience Evaluation with high scores, indicating strong qualifications for the position. Because this is a continuous recruitment these positions could be filled at any time. We encourage to apply immediately in order to be considered for these excellent opportunities.

The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to our diversity.

Please Note: The County is conducting this recruitment for the Superior Court. This position is with the Superior Court of California.

Analyst: Chet Overstreet (02092021) (Court Reporter - X064)

Please visit http://hr.smcgov.org/sites/hr.smcgov.org/files/SEIU.pdf for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification.

Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo. All benefits are subject to change.

NOTE: Employees hired on or after January 1, 2013 may be subject to new Pension Reform retirement laws.

As an additional benefit, the County offers extensive training and development programs designed to improve skills and enhance career opportunities. Most programs are offered on County time at no cost to you.

County employees are also covered by the federal Social Security system and earn benefits for retirement based on salary and time worked.

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IMPORTANT: Applicants for the position of Court Reporter are required to submit responses to the following supplemental questions. As mentioned in the APPLICATION/EXAMINATION portion of the job announcement, the examination process will consist of a scored relevant Training and Experience (T&E) evaluation, based solely on the candidates' responses to the supplemental questions. This information will weigh heavily in the Training and Experience Evaluation and will also be used in the selection process.

This is a competitive process so please answer the questions completely, paying attention to all parts of the multi-part questions. While being thorough and detailed, also be concise. Your strategic use of language will be considered. Neatness, clarity of expression, attention to detail, proper use of grammar and the ability to follow instructions will also be considered in the evaluation process.

A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for your responses.

  • I have read and understand these instructions.

    02

    A valid Certified Shorthand Reporter License issued by the State of California is required for this position. Do you possess a valid Certified Shorthand Reporter License issued by the State of California?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Please provide your Certified Shorthand Reporter License number issued by the State of California. (NOTE: You will be required to submit a valid license at the time of the interview.)

    04

    Experience – What is your previous experience as it relates to this position?

  • More than 3 years working as a Court Reporter

  • Less than 3 years working as a Court Reporter

  • Completed an internship performing Court Reporter duties

  • Learned about Court Reporter work in an educational setting

  • None, but willing to learn

    05

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Question 4. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    06

    Preliminary Hearings – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Preliminary Hearings?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Preliminary Hearings

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Preliminary Hearings

  • I rarely transcribe Preliminary Hearings

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    07

    Preliminary Hearings – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Preliminary Hearings:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    08

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Question 6-7. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    09

    Criminal Trials – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Criminal Trials?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Criminal Trials

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Criminal Trials

  • I rarely transcribe Criminal Trials

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    10

    Criminal Trials – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Criminal Trials:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    11

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 9-10. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    12

    Civil Trials – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Civil Trials?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Civil Trials

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Civil Trials

  • I rarely transcribe Civil Trials

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    13

    Civil Trials – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Civil Trials:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    14

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 12-13. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    15

    Family Law Proceedings – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Family Law Proceedings?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Family Law Proceedings

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Family Law Proceedings

  • I rarely transcribe Family Law Proceedings

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    16

    Family Law Proceedings – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Family Law Proceedings:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    17

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 15-16. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    18

    Juvenile Proceedings – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Juvenile Proceedings?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Juvenile Proceedings

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Juvenile Proceedings

  • I rarely transcribe Juvenile Proceedings

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    19

    Juvenile Proceedings – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Juvenile Proceedings:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    20

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 18-19. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    21

    Appeal Transcripts – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Appeal Transcripts?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Appeal Transcripts

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Appeal Transcripts

  • I rarely transcribe Appeal Transcripts

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    22

    Appeal Transcripts – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Appeal Transcripts:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    23

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 21-22. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    24

    Other Proceedings – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Other Proceedings, e.g. Depositions, Arbitrations, etc.?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Other Proceedings, e.g. Depositions, Arbitrations, etc.

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Other Proceedings, e.g. Depositions, Arbitrations, etc.

  • I rarely transcribe Other Proceedings, e.g. Depositions, Arbitrations, etc.

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    25

    Other Proceedings – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Other Proceedings, e.g. Depositions, Arbitrations, etc.:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    26

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 24-25. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    27

    Criminal Arraignments, Pre-Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Criminal Arraignments, Pre Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Criminal Arraignments, Pre Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Criminal Arraignments, Pre Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings

  • I rarely transcribe Criminal Arraignments, Pre Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    28

    Criminal Arraignments, Pre-Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Criminal Arraignments, Pre Trials and Misdemeanor Proceedings:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    29

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 27-28. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    30

    Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely transcribing Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings

  • I have direct experience, routinely transcribing Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings

  • I rarely transcribe Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    31

    Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter in the area of Superior Court Reviews and Felony Proceedings:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    32

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 30-31. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    33

    Real Time Reporting – Are you certified as a real time Court Reporter?

  • Yes

  • No

    34

    Real Time Reporting – What is your previous work experience and education as a Court Reporter in the area of Real Time Reporting?

  • I have extensive direct experience, routinely performing Real Time Reporting

  • I have direct experience, routinely performing Real Time Reporting

  • I rarely perform Real Time Reporting

  • I have studied or learned about this (in school or in an internship), no work experience

  • None, but willing to learn

    35

    Real Time Reporting – By checking the appropriate box, indicate the number of years of experience you have as a Court Reporter providing real time to the Bench:

  • 5 or more years

  • 4 years up to 5 years

  • 3 years up to 4 years

  • 2 years up to 3 years

  • 1 year up to 2 years

  • Less than 1 year

    36

    Translation Rate – By checking the appropriate box, please indicate your average translation rate:

  • 91 - 100%

  • 81 - 90%

  • 71 - 80%

  • 61 - 70%

    37

    List employers or references that can verify your responses to Questions 33-36. Include the name of the employer or reference, name of the supervisor or manager, address and telephone number. You may include more than one employer or reference.

    Required Question

Agency

County of San Mateo

Address

County of San Mateo Human Resources Department

455 County Center

Redwood City, California, 94063-1663

Phone

(650) 363-4343

(650) 363-4303

Website

https://jobs.smcgov.org

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