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Digital Court Reporter

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II

Recruitment #22-001756-0112

Introduction


Are you interested in advancing your career through experience and learning opportunities, while supporting a mission that makes a difference in your community? If yes, then WCC may be your next career destination. As a nationally recognized leader in implementing automation solutions to support our mission, we thrive on initiative, innovation, and collaboration. We are excited about what we do. This is agile public service. Bring your outstanding technology skills, a passion for your work, and come take the next step with us.

OUR MISSION 

The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission seeks to secure the equitable and timely administration of the provisions of the Maryland Workers' Compensation law on behalf of its customer, the injured workers, and their employers, by providing an efficient forum for the resolution of individual claims. 

OUR VISION 

The Workers' Compensation Commission envisions a state wherein injured workers and employers are empowered to create an equitable partnership to facilitate prompt and fair resolution of workers' compensation matters. 

ABOUT US 

Together we profoundly touch the lives of so many people and have enormous responsibility to the community by fulfilling our mission of securing equitable and timely administration of the law. The Commission continues to provide services to our constituent partners at a level rarely met throughout the United States.  The professionalism, work ethic, and technological acumen manifest in our operations allows us to smoothly and effectively manage the challenges which invariably arise.  Every division within the agency plays a vital role in keeping us in the forefront nationally...



GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

POSITION DUTIES

A digital court reporter uses sophisticated multi-channel audio recording equipment (with redundant backup systems) to capture and annotate the audio from the deposition. Digital reporters actively take down notes during the proceedings and create a log note of speaker identification and keywords, which serve as a general outline of the digital recording. The taking attorney, witness, and defending attorney are equipped with Lavalier microphones. Each is assigned to a separate sound channel. An omnidirectional microphone is also placed on the conference room table and is assigned its own separate channel. The digital reporter is trained to listen to every word of the proceedings. If there is crosstalk, a noise that prohibits a speaker from being heard, or an issue with one of the microphones that prevents crystal-clear audio, the digital reporter is trained to interrupt the proceedings. It is not necessary for the digital reporter to stop the proceedings in the event of rapid speech, so long as the audio is clear. The digital reporter will maintain the official record of the proceedings and any special conferences and create a written transcript from the audio record of all such proceedings for appellate review and to attorneys and other interested parties for review.


  • A digital reporter uses high-quality digital recording equipment. The digital recording equipment, set up by the digital reporter, includes several strategically placed microphones and video recorders throughout the courtroom; take extensive simultaneous notes which are time-linked to the audio, allowing for quick and easy access for “readbacks,” or playbacks; travel to court assignments; produce and assemble complete transcripts of evidence and testimony of proceedings for use in the appellate courts or other courts; filing of daily reporter notes.

  • Attending monthly division meetings; preparing monthly reports; preparing expense reports; responding to telephone inquiries; responding to correspondence from attorneys and interested parties relating to appeals and transcripts; maintaining a log of appeal/transcript workload; preparing correspondence to attorneys and interested parties regarding legal obligations and requests; and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience performing clerical, clerical technical, or secretarial work. 

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year of the required experience. 2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer involving staff work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Six (6) months professional experience using sophisticated multi-channel audio recording equipment (with redundant backup systems) to capture and annotate the audio from a deposition or in a court room setting.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications
1. Advanced grammar and proofreading skills
2. Previous experience in a courtroom setting
3. Previous experience preparing transcripts

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned.

SELECTION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your training and experience as provided with your application. Resumes are strongly encouraged. Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number (22-001756-0112) on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION. 

Please include your resume and supplemental questions along with your completed employment application. Completed application, supplemental questionnaire, resume, and supportive documentation, may be mailed to: 

MD Workers' Compensation Commission 
Attn: Personnel Department 
10 E. Baltimore Street, 7th floor,
Baltimore, MD 21202 

For information regarding this recruitment, please email wccpers@wcc.state.md.us or contact 410-864-5230. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.


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