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Court Recording Monitor Trainee Date Posted: 06/25/2021
Posting Number: CR-1000-001
Application Deadline: 12/31/2099
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Court Recording Monitor Trainee

Seeking individuals for on-the-job training to record verbal testimony during courtroom proceedings using electronic equipment. Successful candidates will set up, test and operate recording equipment; monitor recordings using earphones; create and maintain proper notes of court proceedings; prepare transcripts and appeal papers; assemble and maintain records and files; and perform other related duties as required.

This position is 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

Current starting salary range is approximately $42,486 - $54,100 annually – plus State of Connecticut benefits. New employees begin at the minimum. The starting salary for existing state employees may be higher than the minimum, in accordance with existing Judicial Branch policy.

Locations are listed on the online application and must be indicated at the time of application. Applicants should select all Judicial Districts in which they are willing to work. Limiting availability by limiting Judicial Districts in which you will work may impact your ability to be hired. Selection of a Judicial District indicates willingness to accept assignment at any location within the District and may not be limited by the applicant.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, the Superior Court Operations Division, Court Transcript Services, will contact you.

Once you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application will expire one year from the date of the application. You may reapply for the position once the one-year application period has concluded.

DIVISION: Superior Court

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for operating electronic recording equipment to record verbal testimony during courtroom proceedings and preparing accurate and timely transcripts.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of an Official Court Reporter or other employee of higher grade.


Receives on the job training in the following job functions in order to become proficient in the duties outlined in the job descriptions for Court Recording Monitor I and II:

*Setting up and testing recording equipment;

*Operating equipment to record verbal testimony during court proceedings;

*Monitoring recordings using earphones;

*Creating proper and accurate notes of court proceedings, including names of participants, case/docket numbers and marks notes for recall testimony;

*Preparing accurate transcripts and appeal papers in accordance with established deadlines;

*Assembling and maintains records and files;

*Preparing reports and correspondence as assigned;

*Performing clerical and other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY: Knowledge of office administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to prepare accurate typewritten documents; ability to operate personal computers and other related equipment to enter, organize, store and retrieve data in accordance with established deadlines.

General Experience: One (1) year of clerical experience and the ability to produce accurate typewritten documents at a rate of 40 words per minute.

Substitutions Allowed: College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience.

ADVANCEMENT: After two years of satisfactory job performance, including the ability to type accurate and timely transcripts, Court Recording Monitor Trainees will automatically be eligible for advancement to Court Recording Monitor I. Advancement will occur on the first day of the first full pay period following eligibility.