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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W0053

REAL-TIME REPORTER

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced work in the performance of transcription duties for Broward County Commission and other official meetings.

Work requires extensive near-verbatim translation utilizing computer equipment and computer aided translation software. General supervision is received from a superior; however, incumbents work independently in carrying out their responsibilities within the framework of established policies and regulations.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Provides real-time writing of spoken dialogue using computerized equipment.

Builds and maintains a personal directory 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 equipment and updates of computer software.

Maintains appropriate records and performance logs for each reporting session to identify problems and improve the commission reporting process.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of real-time translation system.

Considerable knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit or department to which assigned.

Ability to proof own work and work of others.

Ability and willingness to work under stressful conditions for extended periods.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to work effectively with others.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

Skill in writing conflict-free theory.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school supplemented by either a Court Reporter Program degree or Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) certification, or college training as an executive or legal secretary with high level computer skills and four (4) years experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E06/01 R11/01


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