Re Official Court Reporter Job Description, 121720 OKSC, 2020 OK 111

Docket Nº2020 OK 111
Party NameRE OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER JOB DESCRIPTION
Case DateDecember 17, 2020
CourtSupreme Court of Oklahoma

2020 OK 111

RE OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER JOB DESCRIPTION

No. 2020 OK 111

Supreme Court of Oklahoma

December 17, 2020

ORDER

Pursuant to the administrative authority vested in the Chief Justice by Article 7, Section 6 of the Oklahoma Constitution; Rule 2, Paragraph D of the Rules on Administration of Courts, Title 20, Chapter 1, Appendix 2; and Title 20, Section 125, the attached job description for the position of Official Court Reporter is hereby approved for use by the District Courts and the Administrative Office of the Courts.

DONE BY ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT THIS 17th DAY OF December, 2020. /S/CHIEF JUSTICE

Official Court Reporter -- District Court

Position Description: The Official Court Reporter is an officer of the court who is responsible for making a stenographic record of district court proceedings and producing official transcripts of those proceedings as requested. The Official Court Reporter is an at-will position, generally hired by and reporting to a judge of the District Court, but may also be assigned to assist other judges or other courtrooms. Some Official Court Reporter positions are "pool positions" which serve several judges as needed. Salary is governed by statute and salary schedule, and pay increases are not tied to length of service.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions (including but not be limited to the following):

Attend court proceedings and make stenographic notes of testimony and statements made on the record. Administer oaths, mark exhibits and other documents, maintain exhibits and exhibit logs. Locate and read back prior testimony or statements during court proceedings.

Prepare official transcripts according to standardized formats, receive and respond to transcript requests, receive and manage transcript payments.

Review and certify the accuracy of official transcripts; prepare official records of proceedings within applicable deadlines; file transcripts and/or appropriate notices with the court clerk; provide transcripts copies as requested.

Review court calendars and arrange schedule to cover proceedings as necessary; make arrangements for other court reporters to provide services when needed.

Perform administrative duties and office tasks as assigned by the judge; exercise sound judgment and initiative to ensure the judge's workflow runs smoothly.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of shorthand reporting; ability to use specialized stenography machines, microphones, recording devices, audio and video equipment.

Must possess appropriate stenographic speed and accuracy for recording of district court proceedings.

Ability to operate various computer applications and equipment which may be...

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