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COURT REPORTER

Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne
Sonora, CA Contract
Posted on May 31, 2019

Superior Court of California
County of Tuolumne
41 West Yaney Avenue
Sonora, CA 95370


- JOB ANNOUNCEMENT -
Court Reporters

(2 Non-Exempt, Full-time Positions)


Date Posted: May 20, 2019
Closing Date: UNTIL FILLED
Hourly Rate: $27.33 to $33.36 (plus additional pay premium for Realtime) + Excellent Benefits
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2019, Hourly Rate will increase by 4% to: $28.44 to $34.72
For complete position information, application process,
and required employment application, please visit:
http://www.tuolumne.courts.ca.gov/general-info/employment-opportunities-application.shtml
Tuolumne County:


The County of Tuolumne (population 57,000) is located in the heart of the California “Mother Lode” gold
country region and was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties in the State of California.
Stretching from the foothills to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tuolumne County is a recreational
paradise and a wonderful place to live. The area contains historic gold mining towns, the pristine Emigrant
Wilderness, world-renowned Yosemite National Park, and numerous lakes and rivers. Its proximity to San
Francisco (2 hours) and Sacramento (2 hours) makes the County easily accessible year around.
The Position:
Under general supervision and following the Tuolumne Superior Court’s format, the incumbent in this
position is responsible for recording, transcribing and maintaining the official verbatim record of court
testimony and proceedings; preparing, delivering and timely filing official court transcrip

Representative Duties:
(For illustrative purposes only – does not include all of the duties that may be performed)
Record the official verbatim record of court testimony and proceedings, using own
stenographic equipment and/or other computerized recording equipment.
 Report to assigned department, obtain supplies needed and set up necessary equipment,
including equipment needed for Realtime reporting, when requested or required.
 Record verbatim record of court testimony and proceedings, using own stenographic
equipment and/or other computerized recording equipment.
 Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements to ensure accuracy of the record.
 Respond to requests during court sessions and proceedings to read back portions of already
recorded proceedings.
 Provides real-time for judicial officers as required.
Prepare, deliver and file official court transcripts.
 All transcripts will be delivered electronically using YESLAW services.
 Utilizing the daily calendar, transcribe, print, and bind all required transcripts in accordance
with established rules, procedures, and formats.
 Submit complete transcripts to Supervisor/Manager for filing and processing of the claim form.
 For appellate transcripts, may act as lead reporter and work closely with the clerk assigned to
the Appeals desk to ensure timely delivery of transcripts: track the order of the transcript;
assign page numbers; organize and assemble transcripts; deliver to clerk assigned to the
Appeals desk.
 Prepare transcripts (either draft or final versions) for judicial officers upon request
Maintain raw notes and discs.
 Bind and label raw notes, if applicable. Box and label according to destruction date and
prepare for transfer to Records Management for transfer to Archives for storage.
 Maintain notes, files and other related documents to ensure the security of same.
 Label Steno machine discs, organize and maintain for ease of access when necessary.
Perform other related duties as required.
 Communicate regularly with Supervisor/Manager and other reporter(s) regarding coverage.
 Communicate with and clarify any questions that arise regarding minute order discrepancies with
court staff.
 Assist justice partners, counsel and pro per litigants with transcript requests.
Judgment and Responsibility:
The incumbent receives general instructions with moderate to limited supervision. Incumbent works from
objectives set by supervisor and independently organizes and carries out most assignments in accordance
with standard practices, instructions, or previous training. Incumbent may independently handle some nonroutine situations.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Certification:
Must possess and maintain a California Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) license issued by the
State of California and be in good standing.


Knowledge:
Demonstrated knowledge of the following:
 Principles and practices of court reporting as regulated by the California Rules of Court, the
Government Code, Civil Code of Procedure, Business and Practices Code, and various other
Code sections applicable to court reporting.
 Computer-aided Transcript and Westlaw Realtime technology.
 Legal, medical, and other specialized terminology used in Court proceedings.
 Proper English usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, including legal, medical, and
technical terminology.


Demonstrated Ability to:
 Use computer-aided transcription to prepare the official record.
 Research legal and medical terminology, including case citations and related information to
keep software dictionary current for Realtime.
 Transcribe CD recordings upon request.
 Understand and follow complex instructions.
 Work independently, and exercise discretion and judgment.
 Organize and prioritize transcript production in order to meet and maintain critical deadlines.
 Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
 Establish and maintain effective working relationships and customer service with those
contacted in the course of the work.
 Attend and participate in periodic staff meetings, and required training.
 Remain current with and adapt to changing court reporter technology.
 Acts as a backup to another court reporter position.
 Maintain confidentiality in the course of work.
 Maintain a current Court Reporter license with a status of good standing.
 Maintain a valid California driver’s license.
 Pass a pre-employment fingerprint and professional background check.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent
to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with state and federal law,
the court will engage in the interactive process to provide a reasonable accommodation for any
qualified incumbent or applicant with a disability.


While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is constantly required to sit, stand, and use
hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, and controls. The incumbent is frequently required
to talk, hear, reach, and bend, and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, and operate a vehicle. The
incumbent must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, including occasionally carrying objects
between two different buildings, and up and down stairs in a building that has no elevator.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Benefits:
 CalPERS retirement plan (employee pays the employee’s EPMC share on a monthly pre-tax
basis);
 CalPERS Medical Retirement;
 Potential to accrue 240 hours of Personal Time Off for vacation or sick leave usage;
 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
 16 hours of paid floating holidays per calendar year;
 Monthly court contribution toward monthly health insurance premium costs – amount varies
according to employee’s plan elections, dependents, and whether employee chooses to
partially or totally waive one or more of the Court’s health plan(s);
 Court-paid $40,000 Group Term Basic Life Insurance plan;
 Court-paid Short-term and Long-term Disability plans;
 Tuition Reimbursement program;
 Computer loan program with 3-year interest-free loan for purchases up to $3,000


How to Apply and Selection Procedure
Interested applicants must submit a completed and signed Tuolumne Superior Court employment
application, cover letter, resume, and copy of current court reporter license in order to be
considered for this position. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.


Please forward all required application materials to:
Superior Court of California, County of Tuolumne - Attn: HR Dept.
41 West Yaney Avenue - Sonora, CA 95370
pam@tuolumne.courts.ca.gov
Fax: (209) 533-6607


 If you have any questions concerning the above, or wish to request reasonable accommodation to
participate in this application process, please send your message to pam@tuolumne.courts.ca.gov,
or call (209) 533-6914.