Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Hearing Reporter 2 (Workers' Compensation Commission)

Recruitment #211228-4431CL-001

Introduction



Are you a Hearing Reporter looking for a new role? Do you enjoy working in a legal atmosphere? Then this position could be for you! Read below and apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Workers' Compensation Commission (WCC) is currently recruiting for a Hearing Reporter 2 (WCC) for our Middletown office. We are a quasi-judicial agency responsible for the adjudication of disputed workers' compensation claims. This position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Discover 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.

Our Mission:
The WCC administers the workers’ compensation laws of the State of Connecticut with the ultimate goal of ensuring that workers injured on the job receive prompt payment of lost work time benefits and attendant medical expenses.

To this end, the Commission facilitates voluntary agreements, adjudicates disputes, makes findings and awards, hears and rules on appeals, and closes out cases through full and final stipulated settlements.

In this role you will be:
  • accountable for performing the most complex tasks in making verbatim records and transcripts of complex and difficult formal hearings and coordinating office activities;
  • required to produce transcripts on their own time, earning income as defined by State statute for such transcripts in addition to the base salary.
Benefits:
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year! We also encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.

Selection Plan

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

To Apply:

  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:

  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Jennifer Neumann at jennifer.neumann@ct.gov and reference the recruitment number.

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 taking verbatim testimony in a courtroom setting.
  • 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.







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