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Under direction, to record in shorthand or machine shorthand writing and transcribe verbatim accounts of proceedings, hearings, and other meetings; and to do other related work.
Takes verbatim accounts of conferences, hearings, proceedings, trials, and other formal or informal meetings in shorthand or machine shorthand writing; properly identifies speakers and notes the introduction of exhibits and other matters; takes depositions and the testimony of witnesses on a variety of subject matter within a number of fields of work; transcribes notes on a typewriter or redictates on dictating equipment for transcription by a transcriber; frequently working to meet fixed deadlines, prepares a complete transcript of evidence and testimony; frequently travels to various locations to record proceedings and hearings; appears before quasijudicial bodies or other formal groups to read shorthand notes; takes and transcribes dictated summaries of minutes of meetings, and performs incidental related clerical and stenographic work.
1.One year of experience taking and transcribing verbatim accounts of conferences, hearings, proceedings, trials, and other formal meetings in shorthand or machine shorthand writing; or
2.Possession of a State of California License as a Certified Shorthand Reporter; or
3.Possession of a Certificate of Proficiency or a Certificate of Merit issued by the National Shorthand Reporters' Association (NSRA). (Completion of eighteen months of full-time study at a school specializing in Hearing Reporter training may be substituted for not more than half of the required experience under Pattern I.)
A wide knowledge of: Grammar and spelling and possession of vocabulary; legal, medical, and other technical terminology; customary hearing procedures. Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; take dictation at the rate of 200 words per minute in shorthand or machine shorthand writing; record hearings verbatim continuously for several hours, and transcribe notes with skill, speed, and accuracy after an interval of time; type at a rate of not less than fifty net words a minute; dictate accurately and clearly from notes; adapt to changing situations and maintain a calm and even disposition under trying circumstances; follow oral and written directions.
Willingness to travel throughout the State, poise, and normal hearing.
Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.