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Are you looking for a CLOSED MICROPHONE REPORTER (OA)? We suggest you consider a direct vacancy at Air Force Legal Operations Agency in Peterson AFB. The page displays the terms, salary level, and employer contacts Air Force Legal Operations Agency person


Salary: $58 397 - 75 914 per year
Relocation: YES
Published at: Sep 18 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the senior closed microphone reporter, responsible for the most difficult cases and for the training and work review of less experienced military/civilian reporters. Records and transcribes high speed, verbatim dictation, involving specialized terminology, using a closed microphone or similar mechanical equipment, in support of the Air Force judicial system and other statutory or regulatory proceedings requiring a transcript of proceedings.


Serves as senior closed microphone reporter, utilizing a closed microphone and voice recognition technology to record high speed dictation at various types of informal and formal legal proceedings, such as courts-martial, grievance hearings, and investigation boards Transcribes, certifies transcripts, certifies records of trails, ensuring that proper notations are made as to the swearing of court or board members, legal advisors, counsel, and witnesses Performs actions necessary to prepare for hearings and other proceedings Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to create, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of transcripts, letters, reports, memos, and other legal documents


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Work will require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft, or by automobile.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • May be required to work other than normal duty hours, which includes overtime, nights, holidays or weekend hours as workload demands.
  • Five years or more of court reporting experience is highly desired.
  • Qualified Typist - must have the ability to type a minimum of 40 WPM.
  • Superior Qualifications may be considered for this position
  • If authorized, PCS will be paid IAW JTR and AF Regulations. If receiving an authorized PCS, you may be subject to completing/signing a CONUS agreement. More information on PCS requirements, may be found at: https://afciviliancareers.com/regulatory/
  • Incentive for prior work or active-duty experience


In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Clerical and Administrative Support Positions. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-08, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes knowledge and skill in operating closed microphone equipment and voice recognition technology sufficient to take high speed dictation (175 wpm) and provide verbatim recordings of courts-martial, grievance hearings, trials, and investigative hearings involving a wide range of highly specialized legal, medical, and/or technical terminology. OR EDUCATION: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., in a field directly related which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. OR COMBINATION OF EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts. FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-08 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-09 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: Knowledge of an extensive body of rules, procedures, formats, protocols and specialized terminology as they relate to formal legal proceedings, to prepare, process, and disseminate legal forms and documents. Knowledge of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and format to be able to accurately prepare and edit written correspondence and reports. Knowledge of word processing automation software functions to support office operations and produce a variety of textual documents, such as legal proceedings, letters, reports, memos, and form letters. Skill to operate closed microphone equipment, or similar mechanical equipment, sufficient to take dictation at speeds of not less than 175 words per minute to reproduce material on a disk, cylinder, or similar device. Skill in typing; a qualified typist is required. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to provide training and guidance to others. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


  • Address AF Legal Operations Agency - Pentagon 1720 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330 US
  • Name: Total Force Service Center
  • Phone: 1-800-525-0102
  • Email: [email protected]