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Part-time Court Reporter

Date Posted:  Jul 21, 2022
Requisition ID:  382861
Location: 

Crown Point, IN, US, 46307

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

About the Worker’s Compensation Board of Indiana (WCB):

 

The Worker’s Compensation Board provides efficient dispute resolution for injured workers and employers by administering both formal adjudication and informal dispute resolution services.  We also serve the public by answering inquiries regarding the Indiana Worker's Compensation system and collecting statistical information regarding workplace injuries in Indiana.
 

Role Overview:

 

The Court Reporter accepts court documents, filings, and exhibits prepared by the attorneys and parties to a case.  You will also maintain court documentation in the official agency files. You will respond to inquiries on behalf of the judge and correspond daily with parties via telephone and email, as necessary.  You will help facilitate telephone and Teams meetings of the judge with parties.  

 

Essential to this position is:

  • Accurate verbatim reporting of all hearings  
  • Acting as liaison between the judge and attorneys, and works with Agency staff
  • Scheduling and managing case dockets in assigned hearing locations
  • Accurate transcription of worker's compensation hearings upon request of a party, for which the position is separately compensated.   These transcripts will be for use at Full Board worker’s compensation hearings and by the Court of Appeals so time is of the essence when preparing them. 
     

Thus, our Court Reporters assume the role of court clerks, court managers, and court reporters, all in one. While the Court Reporters are considered part time, their role with the Worker’s Compensation Board must take precedence over other tasks and positions the successful applicant may be involved with.
 

A Day in the Life:

 

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provide court documents to all parties involved.
  • Maintain court documentation in files.
  • Responsible for accurate verbatim reporting of all hearings.
  • Schedule and manages case dockets.
  • Prepare transcripts of hearings as required for use at higher level hearings.
  • Prepare records when case is appealed to the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court.
  • Reserve hearing site in various counties assigned to the Judge.
  • Schedule of cases to ensure timely adjudication of claims.
  • Track submissions ordered by the judge to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Process requests for emergency hearings and continuances.
  • Timely preparation of awards and orders issued by the judge.

 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

 

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Court reporting degree or certification with machine credentials required.
  • Knowledge of applicable statute and adjudication process.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of legal terminology and documentation.
  • Knowledge of legal procedures pertaining to the assigned area.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing or verbally.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative work relationships.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

 

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for part-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
  • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  •  Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

 

Salary:

 

This position traditionally starts at $30,000 per year.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

 

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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