Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Hearing Reporter 2 (Workers' Compensation Commission)

Recruitment #190318-4431CL-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) is a quasi-judicial agency responsible for the adjudication of disputed workers' compensation claims.  If you enjoy working in a legal atmosphere, this Hearing Reporter  position could be for you!  The hours are Monday - Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (40 hours per week).  This is a position that provides the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of people on a daily basis and to work closely with the Commissioners to facilitate the formal hearing process.

The Hearing Reporter in the Stamford Office is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in making verbatim records and transcripts of complex and difficult formal hearings and coordinating office activities.  This position requires the Hearing Reporter to produce transcripts on their own time, earning income as defined by Connecticut General Statute Sec. 51-63 for such transcripts in addition to the base salary.  

Applicants invited to interview will be requested to provide proof of the ability to take dictation at the rate of 175 word per minute.

Questions regarding this recruitment should be directed to Sandra.Cunningham@ct.gov or (860) 493-1518.

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.

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.