Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Court Reporter (Hearing Reporter 2)

Workers' Compensation Commission

Recruitment #210824-4431CL-001

Introduction


Are you a Court Reporter looking for a new role with great benefits? Do you enjoy working in fast paced legal environments? If so, come make an impact by serving your state! Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC), has an exciting full-time Court Reporter (Hearing Reporter 2) opportunity in our Stamford office located on 111 High Ridge Rd. Our office hours are 7:45am - 4:30pm. At the WCC we handle the adjudication of contested workers' compensation cases. Our mission is to provide equal access to the adjudicative process in the most expeditious manner possible. 

Discover the Opportunity to: 
  • Interact with a wide variety of people daily. 
  • Work closely with the Commissioner to facilitate formal hearing processes.  
  • Be accountable for performing the most complex tasks in making verbatim records and transcripts of complex and difficult formal hearings. 
  • Coordinate office activities.
  • Produce transcripts on your own time, earning income as defined by State statute for such transcripts in addition to the base salary. 
What We Can Offer You: We participate in an excellent State benefits package including health/dental insurance, generous paid time off, retirement plan options, a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance, and much more! 

Watch the video below to see what it's like to be a State of CT employee! 
             

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

Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation which support your qualifications for this position. These documents may include cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, foreign education equivalency reports from a recognized USA accrediting service, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/supervisory references, etc.

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. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. The immediate vacancy is listed above, however applications to this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies in this job classification.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .

Should you have any 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.
Experience producing verbatim transcripts of hearing testimony.
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.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.




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