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Hillsborough County Government

Real-Time Captioner (#RTCAPGENR) GENR
$23.94-$38.02 Hourly / $4,149.60-$6,590.13 Monthly / $49,795.20-$79,081.60 Yearly


Performs duties stenotyping instantaneous verbatim translation and display of spoken dialogue to a television monitor utilizing computer aided translation software.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Graduation from any Court Reporter Program; and
Six months of experience performing Real-Time Court Reporting or Real-Time Closed Captioning. 

Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of real time translation system.
  • Working knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit or department to which assigned.
  • Skill in writing conflict free theory.
  • Skill in writing complex speech at high rates of speed and accuracy using a computer based translation system.
  • Ability to proof own work and the work of others.
  • Ability and willingness to work under stressful conditions for extended periods.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Provides realtime writing of spoken dialogue using computerized stenotype equipment for closedcaption television.
  • Builds and maintains a personal dictionary in the computer to provide for rapid translation of spoken dialogue to written word.
  • Researches subject related material and previous written scripts to expand the dictionary.
  • Maintains computerized stenotype equipment and updates of computer software.
  • Reads live transcription and adds new names, words and phrases to the dictionary to assist the captioner performing realtime captioning.
  • Maintains appropriate records and performance logs for each captioning session to identify problems and improve the captioning process.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: RTCAPGENR; EST: 2/17/1994; REV: 4/28/2011;