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Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 248 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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COURT REPORTER (TALENT POOL)
Organization:    Ministry of the Attorney General
Division:    Court Services Division
City:    Hamilton
Job Term:    Permanent, Temporary
Job Code:    00482 - Court Reporter 1
Salary:    $751.22 - $880.60 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    66363
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Consider this unique opportunity working for the Ministry of Attorney General in the Superior and Ontario Court of Justice as a Court Reporter, in a Flexible Part-Time 1500 or 1000 Annual Hours Category or Irregular On-Call Category, where you will provide certified, verbatim recordings of all court proceedings.

The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.

These opportunities may include:
. Permanent Flexible Part-Time, 1500 Annual Hours
. Permanent Flexible Part-Time, 1000 Annual Hours
. Temporary Flexible Part-Time, 1500 Annual Hours (various duration)
. Temporary Flexible Part-Time, 1000 Annual Hours (various duration)
. Temporary Irregular On-Call, zero up to 36.25 hours per week with no guaranteed hours (various duration)

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• ensure the effective operation of ministry approved court-recording devices
• make annotations to the court record in accordance with Ministry Annotation Standards for Digital Recordings
• ensure the security of the court recordings, safeguarding against unauthorized access or copying
• ensure quality of audio recording to ascertain and verify all contents of recordings
• speak publically during court proceedings to seek clarification and to ensure audio is being recorded clearly
• process documentation filed in court (example: Factums, copies of exhibits)
• prepare and maintain courtroom for proceedings (example: posting dockets, providing court dates, opening and closing court, administering oaths)
• respond to inquires and provide instruction to clients via telephone, in person or via correspondence (example: email) relating to the recording of proceedings

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge:
You have:
• an understanding of courtroom decorum and protocol as well as court practices, procedures and directives to prepare and maintain the courtroom for proceedings
• the ability to acquire knowledge of legal terminology
• the ability to interpret and apply relevant sections of federal and provincial legislation defining the recording of court proceedings and the types of proceedings (example: Criminal Code of Canada and Provincial Offences Act)
• the ability to acquire knowledge and apply understanding of manuals, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards (example: Courtroom Procedures Manual, Ministry Annotation Standards for Digital Recordings) pertaining to the recording of proceedings

Communication, Interpersonal and Client Service Skills:
• you have listening and comprehension skills to ensure an accurate and complete recording of proceedings
• you can provide professional, responsive and accessible customer and client service
• you can remain composed and provide information/instruction to a variety of stakeholders (example: judiciary, counsel, police, court staff and the general public) in a courteous and respectful manner
• you can address small to large groups of individuals in a public setting (example: opening and closing court, administering oaths)
• you can prepare a variety of written documents (example: routine correspondence to clients, forms and orders)

Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail:
You have:
• accurate keyboarding skills to annotate court proceedings
• the ability to organize and prioritize your workload and to respond to unforeseen demands
• experience working independently and in a team environment

Problem Solving and Judgment Skills:
• you have demonstrated problem solving skills in order to identify, address, resolve or refer clients' problems and concerns
• you can maintain confidentiality and security for all recordings
• you can use tact to interrupt and clarify court proceedings and to ensure an accurate and complete recording

Computer and Digital Recording Skills:
You have:
• the ability to operate and troubleshoot digital recording equipment and related software (example: Liberty Court Recorder, Liberty Court Player) to ensure the proper recording and annotation of court proceedings, provide playback upon request of the court and resolve operational and technical issues
• proficiency with word processing and email software (example: MS Word, Outlook) to prepare correspondence and court papers as well as input and access information



Court Services Division is committed to a diverse, respectful and professional workplace that reflects OPS values.

Additional information:

Address:  
  • Permanent - Flexible PartTime, 45 Main St E, Hamilton, West Region or 55 Main St W, Hamilton, West Region, General Screening Requirement
  • Temporary - Flexible PartTime, duration up to 12 months, 45 Main St E, Hamilton, West Region or 55 Main St W, Hamilton, West Region, General Screening Requirement
  • Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 45 Main St E, Hamilton, West Region or 55 Main St W, Hamilton, West Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3
Category:   Legal Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 
Note:
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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