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Court Reporter - Irregular On-Call (3 Unilingual and 1 Designated - Bilingual, English - French)

Ministry of the Attorney General
Court Services Division
Sault Ste Marie
Job Term:
4 Temporary - Up to 12 months (irregularly scheduled) with possible extension
Job Code:
00482 - Court Reporter 1
$22.87 - $26.81 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Do you want an exciting career supporting an accessible, fair, timely and effective justice system for Ontarians? Consider joining the Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division where we offer an extensive training program to teach you everything you need to know to become a Court Reporter in the Superior Court of Justice and/or Ontario Court of Justice.

Please note:
• These are temporary, irregularly scheduled positions. The hours of work are from 0 - 36.25 hours per week, depending on operational requirements. There is no guaranteed minimum number of hours, although it is not uncommon for staff to average 20 or more hours per week.
• The positions require the successful candidates to work on site.
• Located approximately 700 kilometres northwest of Toronto, situated on the Canada-U.S.A. border, theCity of Sault Ste. Marie is the third-largest city in the Northern Ontario with a population of approximately 73,368. Clickhere to learn more about the historic, vibrant and welcoming City of Sault Ste. Marie.

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

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In a fast-paced team environment, you will perform a wide range of duties both in and out of court and supporting in-person and virtual hearings.
You will:
• Prepare and maintain courtrooms for court proceedings e.g., testing courtroom technology and recording devices, facilitate communication between parties, Interrupt and clarify court proceedings /virtual hearings, ensure the security and quality of the court recordings throughout the day, including safeguarding against unauthorized access or copying
• Support virtual/remote hearings by coordinating and monitoring entry and exit of participants from the virtual courtroom, displaying electronic documents/exhibits, and process court documentation filed in the court
• Provide certified, verbatim recordings of all court proceedings
• Respond to inquiries and provide instruction to clients via telephone, in person, online or via correspondence (example: email) relating to the recording of proceedings

NOTE: The successful candidates will be provided on-the-job training by an experienced co-worker.

How do I qualify?


• Typing/keyboarding and fully programmable word processing skills to 30wpm
• Driver's license to travel to court locations as required.

Mandatory for the 1 Bilingual Position:
• You are proficient in English as well as in oral French at the advanced level, and written French at the advanced-minus level. Your level of proficiency will be tested

Please note, you will be required to:
• Undergo a security screening check under the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Employment Screening Check Policy, which includes a criminal record check (Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check)

You may be required to:
• Work from home
• Work on weekends and statutory holidays
• Report to work at other court locations (potentially in small aircraft or driving a motor vehicle as required) when scheduled or on an as-needed basis (Have a valid Driver's License within the Province of Ontario, where required)

Knowledge, Problem Solving and Judgement Skills:

You have the ability to:
• Acquire knowledge of legal terminology, interpret and apply relevant sections of federal and provincial legislation
• Acquire knowledge and apply understanding of, manuals, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards
• Identify, address, and resolve problems
• Maintain confidentiality and security for all recordings
• Be professional and use tact and good judgement and oral communication skills to speak publicly during court proceedings

Computer and Digital Recording Skills:

You have:
• Basic technical skills and proficiency with computer software programs (Office 365) and can learn to operate and troubleshoot digital recording equipment, related software, case management systems, and virtual court platforms

Communication and Client Service Skills:

You have:
• Comprehension skills to ensure an accurate and complete recording of proceedings
• Superior customer and client service skills that are professional, responsive and accessible when dealing with clients and other justice participants on the telephone, online/virtually, in person or by correspondence
• Communication skills to give instructions clearly and concisely to small and large groups of people on highly procedural matters
• Excellent written skills to prepare a variety of documents (example: routine correspondence to clients, forms, and orders)

Organizational Skills and Attention to Detail:

You have:
• Accurate typing/keyboarding and programmable word processing skills to annotate court proceedings with excellent attention to detail to spot and rectify errors quickly
• The ability to organize and prioritize your workload, multi-task in a fast-paced environment and to respond to unforeseen demands
• The ability to work independently – within a court setting or from home – and in a team environment, proposing solutions for the optimal use of time and resources to ensure operational requirements are met

Additional Information:

  • 3 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 426 Queen St E, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
  • 1 Bilingual Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 426 Queen St E, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Administrative and Support Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 Thursday, October 20, 2022 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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