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Under general supervision of an Appeals Supervisor I or II, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, to transcribe from electronic recording equipment verbatim accounts of specialized Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board hearings conducted by Administrative Law Judges and perform related work required in preparing and processing the transcribed hearing for Board review; and to do other related work. The transcription involves a large proportion of legal, medical, and occupational language.
Incumbents transcribe from on-the-spot recordings complete verbatim accounts of multiparty Administrative Law Judge hearings using electronic text editing equipment; meet established work performance standards; identify claimants, appellants, attorneys, witnesses, interpreters; note the introduction of exhibits and other related matters; transcribe testimony of witnesses on a variety of subject matter; differentiate multiple speakers' translations and challenges to interpretations; prepares a complete transcript of evidence and testimony; prepare cover page and exhibit page; type certifications of the timeliness issues and additional testimony on the merits as taken by the Administrative Law Judge; maintain records relating to transcribed cases in process and ensure that transcripts are processed to meet critical deadlines and assist in meeting Appeals Promptness Standards. Any clerical work performed is incidental in nature.
One year of experience in typing/transcription and clerical work, at least six months of which shall have been typing or transcribing work of a legal nature such as the preparation of legal correspondence, hearings, petitions, briefs, motions, depositions and various legal notices and forms. [Academic education above the twelfth grade may be substituted for six months of required general experience on the basis of either (1) one year of general education being equivalent to three months of general experience; or (2) one year of education of a business or commercial nature being equivalent to six months of general experience.]
Completion of a certificated legal secretarial program (minimum of 30 semester units) in an accredited college; or completion of a certificated Legal Secretary Program (minimum of 36 weeks and 900 hours) in a business school accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools.
Knowledge of: Technical legal terms and various legal forms and documents and their processing; a wide variety of medical, occupational, and other technical terminology; customary hearing procedures; legal correspondence; modern office equipment; familiarity with microcomputers, personal computers, and/or video display terminals.
Ability to: Type at a speed of 65 words per minute; transcribe accurately from on-the-spot recording difficult multiparty testimony involving a variety of legal and technical terms to produce verbatim accounts of live Administrative Law Judge hearings while maintaining an established production standard; use electronic text editing equipment; prepare legal transcriptions independently; read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; establish and maintain effective working relationships; spell correctly, use good English, and make arithmetic computations; follow directions; work independently.
Ability to sustain production standards while producing accurate and high quality transcripts as a primary job function. Willingness to work in an isolated setting requiring a high degree of mental concentration.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.