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Alameda Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters/Pro Tems

Posted on March 11, 2019 by admin

The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is accepting applications for the positions of both Court Reporter & Court Reporter, Per Diem. Under direction, Court Reporters & Court Reporters, Per Diem stenotypes a verbatim record of court proceedings; to read notes as requested; to prepare transcripts; and to perform other related duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:

$ 83,694.00 – $101,595.00 annual base salary*

$87,867 – $106,684 annual base salary plus 5% in-house realtime certification*

$91,299 – $110,838 annual base salary + 9% certified realtime differential*

(*not including transcript income)

BENEFITS

(The following information is current benefits info with court web announcement to be updated soon to reflect the same.)

Court Pays 100% of premium for lowest cost health plan.

Court pays 100% of current monthly premium for dental plans. 

Reimbursement for CSR license.

The Court offers a contributory retirement plan; paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay; and a deferred compensation savings program.

A Court Reporter is a full-time, non-management position, with benefits. Employees are paid an hourly rate within the prescribed salary range noted above.

Click here for more info.

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Contra Costa Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on March 3, 2019 by admin

The Superior Court of Contra Costa County is conducting an open recruitment to fill Court Reporter vacancies. Individuals selected must be available to be assigned to any court location. An eligibility list will be established as a result of this recruitment and may be used to fill other vacancies in the future. Only incumbents who meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date may apply.

Salary Range: $84,366.30 – $102,547.75 annually*
*Base salary only; realtime differentials of 5%, 7.5%, or 10% may apply.


Full benefits package is offered by the court including paid accrued vacation days, sick days, and holidays. Choice of health, dental and vision plans with court subvention, court paid life insurance, career development reimbursement, professional development reimbursement and deferred compensation program.

Please see employment notice for more details on salary, differentials, and benefits package.

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San Mateo Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on February 3, 2019 by admin

COURT REPORTER
Superior Court of California
County of San Mateo

Job Title: Court Reporter

$88,836.80 – $110,739.20 Annually

The Court offers differential pay of up to 10% for employees with realtime verified experience and/or certification and a 5% for court certified realtime.

The Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo, is seeking qualified Court Reporters. There are several current vacancies for full-time Official Court Reporter positions.

Click here for more info.

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Santa Clara Superior Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on January 27, 2019 by admin

SALARY:

Updated 01-25-2019 to reflect new salary
$44.20 – $51.16 Hourly
$3,535.68 – $4,092.88 Biweekly
$7,660.64 – $8,867.91 Monthly
$91,927.68 – $106,414.88 Annually

REALTIME DIFFERENTIAL

Court Reporters who hold a state or national Realtime certification (CRR, CRP, CCRR, CRG or FCRR) shall receive a 10% pay differential.

Court Reporters who have successfully completed the Court administered Realtime certification test shall receive a 5% pay differential

Under direction, this specialized classification steno graphically records and maintains an official record of court proceedings, reads notes as requested, prepares transcripts, and performs other related duties as required.

Incumbents in this classification are responsible for making verbatim official records of court proceedings in machine shorthand and providing read back of all or portions of the record upon request.

The Court offers a substantial benefits package to include a choice of health plan, dental plan, a vision plan, 13 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation, 4 days of personal leave, day off on your birthday and sick leave.

Our Court offered Health insurance plan is offered through Kaiser, HealthNet and Valley Health Plan. Certain coverage fully paid by Court for employee and dependents.

Click here for more information and application process.

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LA Superior Court Seeks Official Court Reporters

Posted on January 19, 2019 by admin

POSITION TITLE:                  COURT REPORTER
                                                (Full-time, Part-time 3/5, Daily as needed) 

SALARY:
*Full-time:               $7,203.45 – $8,476.36 Monthly
*Part-time 3/5:        $4,322.07 – $5,085.82 Monthly
 *Daily as needed:   $389.71 Daily


Click here for more information and application process.

BENEFITS (full-time)
 

  • Options Benefit Plan – Benefits may be purchased using a tax free monthly benefits allowance between $899.49 – $1,938.73 (based on number enrolled in medical coverage).  If the monthly cost of the benefits selected is less than the monthly allowance, the employee receives the difference as additional taxable pay. Medical, dental, disability, life and AD&D insurance, and health and dependent care spending accounts are available in Options.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457) – Optional tax-deferred income plan that includes a County match of up to 4% of employee’s salary.
  • Vacation – All permanent employees are eligible to earn paid vacation based on years of service. Vacation time may not be used during the first six months of employment.
  • Sick leave – Depending on the length of service and employment categories, up to one day of full pay per month of service is accrued monthly for qualifying service.
  • Holidays – 13 days per year
  • Bereavement leave
  • Retirement Plan – A retirement plan is provided to full-time, permanent employees
  • The Commuter Benefit Plan (CBP) Allows employees to pay for eligible public transit expenses using pre-tax dollars (up to IRS limits).

For questions regarding benefits, contact the Court’s benefit unit at (213) 633-0391 or (213) 633-0395.

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Stanislaus Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on January 19, 2019 by admin

Salary: $73,764.34 – $89,660.74 Annually

Competitive benefits package offered including medical, dental, and vision plans.

Please click here for more information and for application process.

Court Reporter is a professional level classification responsible for preparing verbatim records and transcripts of court proceedings. Incumbents are compensated separately for transcripts and copies, which may be prepared after regular court hours.

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Merced County Superior Court Recruiting Official Reporters

Posted on October 22, 2018 by admin

Filing Deadline: November 2, 2018 4:30pm Actual Receipt

Annual Salary: $58,864
Biweekly Salary: $2,264.00
Monthly Salary: $4,905.33

Full benefits package including paid days off, medical, vision, and dental coverage offered.

Click here for PDF of job description and application process.

Under general supervision, this specialized clerical level position records and transcribes verbatim stenographic accounts of official court proceedings and performs other duties, as assigned.

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Solano County Superior Court Seeks Official Reporters

Posted on January 20, 2018 by admin

CLOSING DATE: January 26, 2018

Under direction, prepare and transcribe official verbatim recordings of court proceedings using machine shorthand; and to perform related work as assigned.
This classification is full-time, represented and non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Salary: $70,911 – $86,193 annually

Benefits Packages

Solano Superior Court employees are valued. The court offers an excellent benefit package:

  • * CalPERS retirement plan (specific benefit determined pursuant to the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013).Participation in Social Security, Medicare and State Disability Insurance.
  • * Medical insurance (plans offered through CalPERS), Delta Dental (
    HMO & PPO plans), VSP vision insurance, with generous employer contribution toward premiums.
  • * Supplemental retirement plan (457 deferred compensation plan) available
  • * Flexible spending account for qualifying medical, dependent care, and/or transportation expenses.
  • * Basic life insurance at no cost to employee; employees may purchase additional life insurance for self and dependents.
  • * Sick leave, vacation leave, and floating holidays.
  • * Employee assistance program available at no cost to employee for self and dependents.
  • * Longevity pay after 20,800 hours worked.

Please click here for more information and application process.

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New Law Gives Official Reporters E-Filing Options

Posted on October 23, 2017 by admin

ARE YOU READY TO E-FILE?

Earlier this year, COCRA President Anne Hall communicated to the membership that COCRA would work openly and transparently with all unions, associations and stakeholders to ensure that official reporters’ comments and concerns were heard regarding procedures for e-filing. The goal was to ensure that any e-filing procedures enacted would be fair and equitable for official reporters, the legal community, and the public at large.

For the last several months, COCRA’s leadership, along with SEIU, AFSCME and IFPTE, three powerful unions representing official reporters across the state, have worked tirelessly to make certain that the e-filing requirements are in fact fair and equitable, and we believe we have succeeded.

On October 6, 2017, AB1450 was signed by the Governor. This bill, which language amends CCP 271, will require an official reporter or official reporter pro tempore to deliver a transcript in electronic form, in compliance with the California Rules of Court, to any court, party, or person entitled to the transcript.

It is anticipated that amendments to the Rules of Court pertaining to preparation of transcripts on appeal will be adopted by the Judicial Council at their November meeting and will have an effective date of January 1, 2018.

The substantive amendments include, but are not limited to the following:

– Electronic transcripts must be in full-text searchable PDF
– Electronic transcripts must include electronic bookmarking
– Electronic transcripts must also be electronically signed
– Reporters will have a five-year grace period to move to e-filing
– Reporters may, with exceptions, continue to file paper transcripts during the five-year period

In addition, this bill provides that an official reporter or official reporter
pro tempore is NOT required to use a specific vendor, technology, or software to be in compliance with CCP 271.

What Does This Mean for Official Reporters?
You Have Options

You do NOT have to purchase any additional third-party software.

Your current CAT software should be utilized, and has the technological capability to be, in compliance with nearly all the amendments to the Rules of Court.

The major CAT software vendors, including Stenograph and Advantage Software, are aware of the proposed changes to the Rules of Court, and you can be assured they are working towards total compliance within the five-year statutory grace period allowed under CCP 271.

Early next year, COCRA plans to offer a one-day seminar focusing on CAT software training where you will walk away with all the tools necessary to electronically file your transcripts with ease and in compliance with the Rules of Court.

Please feel free to reach out to COCRA at contact@cocra.org if you have any questions.

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San Francisco Superior Court Extends Deadline for Official Reporter Applicants

Posted on September 29, 2017 by admin

The Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, continues to invite applications from Certified Court Reporters who are interested in working in the San Francisco Court.

This selection process is being conducted in accordance with San Francisco Superior Court Personnel Rule 4.8 and therefore will be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.

COMPENSATION:

$110,821.00 – $117,450.00 annually

In addition to this rate of pay, Court Reporters who provide Realtime will also earn an additional pay premium of 5.5% (uncertified) or 10.0% (certified). These differentials are included as salary for pension purposes.

The Court offers a generous flexible benefit cafeteria plan, including a variety of health, dental, life insurance plans, and other benefit options; a contributory retirement plan; paid vacation, sick leave, and holiday pay; and a deferred compensation savings program.

* Please note that for the rest of the fiscal year 2017-18, all Court employees are participating in a furlough program requiring one unpaid day off per month. As a result, the salary range for this position, for the current fiscal year, is $105,741 to $112,067.

FINAL FILING DATE:

4:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Click here for more detailed information and application process.

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