Scopist

Department
Court Reporting
Starting Salary
$2,879.92
Pay Frequency
Monthly
Pay Grade
19
Position Number
22010602

State Funded Position

Summary

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide assistance to Court Reporters in proofreading and editing court proceedings. The position is responsible for proofreading and editing court proceedings, producing final transcripts for certification and performing research. The position works under general supervision according to some procedures; decides how and when to complete tasks. Working under the general supervision of the Department Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree and the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in computer operations, court reporting, paralegal or a closely related field. Two years related experience.

Essential Duties

You would provide support to Court Reporters proofreading, editing and verifying transcripts of court proceedings for accuracy. Read the stenotype-to-English translation of proceedings to check for homonyms, and makes appropriate corrections. The person in this position performs research as required to ensure accuracy of transcription information, such as correct spelling of names, places, medical, scientific and technological terms; prints and binds completed transcripts in proper format and style for certification by court reporter. You would restore court reporter’s record of court proceedings from electronic form; processes billing and calls appropriate party for pickup of transcript.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the legal system, courtroom procedures, and legal documents and legal terminology; knowledge medical terminology; ability to accurately scope and proofread transcript pages at a minimum rate of 70 pages per day; ability to transcribe stenographic notes; ability to handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements; ability to work in a fast-paced environment with several interruptions.

How to Apply

Interested parties should electronically send the completed application package to: Chief of Personnel, Tammy Anton, at CAD-Recruiting@pbcgov.org.

Each completed package shall include the following:

Notice

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any of the protected classes.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tammy Anton, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711.”