Job Details for Official Court Reporter
|Court Name/Organization:||California Northern District Court|
|Location:||San Francisco, CA|
|Opening and Closing Dates:||09/16/2021 - Open Until Filled|
|Classification Level/Grade:||CR Level 1 - CR Level 5|
|Salary:||$100,801 - $120,962|
|Link to Court Careers Information:||https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/about/clerks-office/human-resources/career-opportunities/|
|Link to Job Announcement|
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California is accepting applications for an Official Court Reporter. Duties include:
- Attending and recording verbatim by reporting of proceedings held before United States district and magistrate judges, and transcribing those proceedings via Eclipse software upon request;
- Reading back the court record as required;
- Creating audio recordings (in addition to shorthand notes) of pleas, arraignments and proceedings in connection with the sentencing of criminal defendants;
- Transcribing digital audio records;
- Uploading shorthand notes, audio recordings, transcripts, reports and other documents;
- Working as part of a team of reporters for the judges of the court;
- Adhering to all requirements of the Court Reporter Management Plan for the District and the Guide to Judiciary Policy;
- Performing administrative duties as assigned;
- Requires occasional travel within the district, as needed.
Level 1 ($100,801): Candidate must:
- possess at least four years of prime court reporting experience in the freelance field of service or in other courts or a combination thereof,
- qualify for listing on the registry of the Registry of Professional Reporters (RPR) of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or passed an equivalent qualifying examination, and
- be able to provide Realtime writing in the courtroom.
Candidate hired at this level must successfully complete the certified Realtime (CRR) examination by the NCRA or an equivalent examination within two years from hire date.
For pay levels above Level 1, the candidate must meet the qualifications for Level 1, plus the following:
Level 2 ($105,841): Candidate must be a NCRA Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) and be able to provide Realtime writing in the courtroom. Candidates hired at this level must successfully complete the certified Realtime (CRR) examination by the NCRA or an equivalent examination within 2 years from hire date.
Level 3 ($110,882): Candidate must have successfully completed the certified Realtime reporter (CRR) examination by the NCRA or an equivalent examination.
Level 4 ($115,921): Candidate must (1) possess a Registered Merit Reporter (RMR) Certificate from the NCRA or an equivalent examination; and (2) have successfully completed the certified Realtime (CRR) examination by the NCRA or an equivalent examination.
Level 5** ($120,962): Official Court Reporters appointed before October 11, 2009. Must be a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR); and have ten (10) years of reporting experience in the federal courts; and be a Registered Merit Reporter (RMR).
**Level 5 is only applicable to current Official Court Reporters within the Judiciary hired before Oct. 11, 2009, are currently at Level 5, and would transfer without a break in service.
Physical Requirements: Successful candidate must be able to (with or without accommodation): (1) bend, (2) pull, push, and lift up to 20 pounds, (3) reach, (4) walk, and (5) sit for extended periods.
Employees qualify for retirement plans, federal employee's group health insurance, life insurance, dental/vision insurances, and flexible benefits.
How To Apply
Applicants must submit the following:
- Cover Letter,
- Three professional references.
Go to our agency website to submit the online application, along with the above-listed documents. Attachments should be submitted as Microsoft Word (DOC) or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files. Other formats are not acceptable.
Applications will be considered complete when the online application and all required attachments, in the appropriate format, are received the Human Resources Unit. Applications and/or attachments received after the closing date may not be considered.
The federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.