Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Court Reporter

Hearing Reporter 2 (Workers' Compensation Commission)

Recruitment #210202-4431CL-001

Introduction


Are you a dedicated Court Reporter looking for a new role? Does a career in public service excite you? If so, come make an impact by serving your state! Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC), has two exciting Court Reporter (Hearing Reporter 2) opportunities! One opening is in Waterbury and the other is in Middletown. At the WCC we handle the adjudication of contested workers' comp cases. Our mission is to provide equal access to the adjudicative process in the most expeditious manner possible. 

Discover the Opportunity to: Coordinate office workflow, record verbatim testimony during formal hearings, maintain accurate records of exhibits, prepare and type transcripts, assemble and maintain records/files, act as a liaison with the public, other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding agency policies and procedures, perform other duties as required, see “examples of duties” below.  

Note: Your primary function will be to perform the most complex tasks in making verbatim records and transcripts of difficult formal hearings and coordinate office activities. You will be required to produce transcripts on your own time for additional compensation, and occasional travel throughout the State of Connecticut may be required.

Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): Full-time (permanent) 40 hours per week, 7:45am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday, located in either Waterbury or Middletown, CT. 

What’s in It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more! 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.   
    
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies. 

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, the WCC is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact faith.macdonald@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Workers' Compensation Commission, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in making verbatim records and transcripts of complex and difficult formal hearings and coordinating office activities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Coordinates office workflow; records verbatim testimony during formal hearings; maintains accurate records of exhibits; prepares and types transcripts; schedules hearings or official actions and types and issues notices; assembles and maintains records and files; acts as a liaison with the public, other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding agency policies and pocedures; maintains or oversees maintenance of office records and logs; prepares correspondence and memoranda; prepares reports; types a variety of materials; may take and transcribe dictation; may perform certain business activities such as purchasing supplies and equipment, maintaining inventory and petty cash or assisting in budget preparation; may operate personal computers or other electronic equipment; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of office systems and procedures; knowledge of formal hearing procedures and terminology; considerable skill and accuracy in taking dictation under difficult circumstances at the rate of 175 words per minute; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to read, understand and apply policies, procedures, statutes and regulations; ability to type at a net speed of 50 words per minute.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years' stenographic experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have included taking dictation during formal hearings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. Graduation from a one (1) year court reporting or court stenography program at a business institute may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
2. One (1) year as a Hearing Reporter 1 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience recording verbatim testimony in hearings at the rate of 175 word per minute (wpm). 
  • Experience producing verbatim transcripts. 
  • Experience scheduling hearings or meetings.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.