CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Stenographers and/or Court Reporters

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers. Take notes in shorthand or use a stenotype or shorthand machine that prints letters on a paper tape.
 
Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
 
Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
 
Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.
 
Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
 
File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office.
 
File and store shorthand notes of court session.
 
Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded.
 
Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys.
 
Verify accuracy of transcripts by checking copies against original records of proceedings and accuracy of rulings by checking with judges.
 
Record symbols on computer storage media and use computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Acclaim Legal Acclaim DepoManage Data base user interface and query software
 
Acculaw Court Reporters Billing Scheduling Job Management System ABSMS Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Advantage Software Total Eclipse Word processing software
 
AudioScribe SpeechCAT Word processing software
 
Chase Software Solutions Court Reporting Software Data base user interface and query software
 
Cheetah International SmartCAT Word processing software
 
Corel WordPerfect software Word processing software
 
Courtpages Data base user interface and query software
 
Courtroom Data Solutions Techlennium Voice recognition software
 
Electronic Transcript Software ProTEXT Word processing software
 
Equative TimeLedger Time accounting software
 
ForTheRecord TheRecord Player Presentation software
 
Gigatron StenoCAT Word processing software
 
HTH Engineering Start-Stop PowerPlay Word processing software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Voice recognition software
 
OMTI ReporterBase Data base user interface and query software
 
ProCAT Winner Word processing software
 
ReporterWorks Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Stenograph Case CATalyst Word processing software
 
Stenovations Digital CAT Word processing software
 
Thomson West LiveNote Word processing software
 
VocEdit Word processing software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Audio tape recorders Cassette players or recorders
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Dictation equipment Dictation machines
 
Digital audio recorders Digital voice recorders
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Photocopying equipment Photocopiers
 
Stenomasks Microphones
 
Stenotype machines Stenotype machines
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Associate's Degree (or other 2-year degree)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Caption Writer
Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR)
Chancery Clerk
Court Monitor
Court Recorder
Court Recording Monitor
Court Reporter
Court Stenographer
Court Transcriber
Data Transcriber
Deposition Reporter
Freelance Court Reporter
Freelance Court Stenographer
Hearings Reporter
Judicial Reporter
Print Shop Stenographer
Realtime Court Reporter
Shorthand Reporter
Stenocaptioner
Stenographer
Stenographic Court Reporter
Stenotype Operator
Voice Writing Reporter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Secretarial
Benchmark Title: Stenographers and/or Court Reporters
 
 
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