Police Data Transcriptionist (Open Until Filled)

  • 2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California
  • Jul 14, 2024
Full Time Other Public Safety
  • Salary: 4273.00 - 5125.00 USD

Job Description

Position Description


Come and join the City of Fresno in achieving our mission of Building a Better Fresno!

The City of Fresno Police Department is currently recruiting for a Police Data Transcriptionist. The Fresno Police Department is seeking energetic, organized, and dependable individuals who are committed to being part of a vigorous law enforcement agency. Under supervision, the incumbent transcribes a variety of police interviews from audio/video recordings of sensitive and confidential nature.

Police Data Transcriptionists work from a computerized dictation system to transcribe and type a variety of police records and reports. Incumbents interact with sworn and professional staff in coordinating tasks, clarifying assignments, and determining the priority of work to be completed. Employees in this class may be required to work any shift and may be required to work holidays and weekends. The ideal candidate will have experience using computer aided software, electronic stenotype equipment and shorthand theory.

One vacancy currently exists in the Fresno Police Department. Immediate and future vacancies will be filled from this eligible list for a period of three (3) months from the date the eligible list is created, with the option of extending that period at the City's discretion. If the examination process is suspended for this recruitment, the eligible list may be limited to three (3) months.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

UNIT 3 Classification - The Fresno City Employees Association Inc. (FCEA)
HEALTH INSURANCE: The City contributes toward monthly premiums for PPO medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents.
FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: IRS 125 Plan for health and dependent care expenses.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary 457 plan with Fidelity Investments to increase your retirement savings.
VACATION LEAVE: Accrue 8 - 14.66 hours per month based on years of service.
SICK LEAVE: Eight (8) hours per month, available after 90 days
SUPPLEMENTAL SICK- 40 hours per fiscal year. 80 hours lifetime maximum
HOLIDAYS: Ten (10) City-observed annual holidays plus birthday and two (2) personal days.
SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Provided through California SDI program.
BILINGUAL PREMIUM: PAY: $100 per month
HEALTH REIMBURSEMENT ARRANGEMENT: Eligible retirees can use remaining Sick Leave balance at 80% of hourly rate and other leave balances, if applicable, to reimburse medical insurance and qualified medical expenses, tax free.
RETIREMENT: City of Fresno Retirement Systems, one of the best funded public systems in the state. Reciprocity with other CA public agencies. Vested in Retirement benefits after 5 years of service. City employees do not participate in Social Security.
DROP (Deferred Retirement Option Program): an optional, voluntary program that allows an employee to deposit retirement benefits in a special savings account within the Retirement System while continuing to work for the City of Fresno for up to 10 years. Participation minimum is age 50 and vested. Benefits includes ownership of accumulated funds, compound interest earnings, and alternative distribution options.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno benefits is available at

The Requirements

These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline to qualify.
TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have:
Successful completion of academic course work required for court reporting, or equivalent.


Certification of the ability to transcribe at a net rate of 180 WPM with a 97.5 percent accuracy rate.

PLEASE NOTE: college transcripts/degree, certification or school letter verifying completion of relevant academic course work and your ability to transcribe 180 WPM must be uploaded to your online application (instructions below). Documents must be on business letterhead.

The ability to translate Spanish is desired.

Additional Requirements

Possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required.

Eligible individuals certified for consideration for hire will be required to successfully pass an extensive background investigation, Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) and/or polygraph test, Department interview and a Department of Justice fingerprint prior to employment with the City of Fresno.

The incumbent will be required to successfully pass a California Department of Justice certification on statewide law enforcement data base systems prior to the end of the probation period. Failure to obtain the required certification will be cause for termination from this class.

How To Apply

APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AN ON-LINE APPLICATION. PLEASE VISIT WWW.FRESNO.GOV/JOBS TO APPLY. For information on how to complete an on-line application, please view "Instruction Guide" on the City's website, Personnel Services Career Opportunities page, or call (559) 621-6950 for assistance. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE regarding this recruitment and exam process will be sent via e-mail. All applicants will acknowledge such understanding when they complete their on-line application. Verify we have your correct e-mail address before you submit your application. It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email frequently to ensure they receive all pertinent communication from the Personnel Services Department on a timely basis. Applicants will receive an automatically generated confirmation e-mail upon a successful application submittal. The e-mail is the only proof of submittal.

It is an applicant's responsibility to check their email account and to ensure it is set up to accept emails from the City of Fresno. Dependent upon your settings, notices from the City of Fresno may be directed to the "junk mail" or "spam" folders. It is the applicant's responsibility to check these folders.

Applications must be submitted by midnight on the filing deadline or they will not be accepted for any reason. FOR THIS RECRUITMENT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMANENT FRESNO CITY EMPLOYEES APPLY THROUGH PEOPLESOFT SELF SERVICE.

Selection Process

The examination process will consist of the following:
APPLICATION REVIEW - Qualifying Only: Applications submitted will be reviewed and a limited number of the most qualified candidates may be invited for a panel interview. The selection will be based upon those applications and resumes which demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of applicable education, experience, skills and training. Therefore, applicants are urged to submit sufficiently detailed information in their application materials for a proper evaluation.

ORAL EXAMINATION - 100%: A panel of subject matter experts will conduct a job-related panel interview to evaluate each candidate's training, experience, and personal traits for the position.

The oral examination has been tentatively scheduled for the week of: November 20, 2023.

Candidates must achieve a passing score to qualify for the eligible list.

Veteran Preference Regulations

Candidates applying for veteran's preference are required to submit a copy of their DD214 with their application during the specified filing period. Evidence must be presented to indicate that the candidate was discharged honorably from the military service. Veterans, including City employees, must resubmit proof of honorable service for every examination for which veteran's preference credit is requested. Qualified veterans who pass the examination may obtain five (5) additional points.

Additional Information


Your document must be scanned and saved to your computer or thumb drive (save as Transcript or Degree).
Go to www.fresno.gov/jobs > City of Fresno Jobs > Apply On-Line> Enter Applicant Login Information> choose My Career Tools (located at the top of the page)
Choose Cover Letters and Attachments
Select Add Attachments
For Attachment Type: choose Reference Attachment, then select Add Attachment link
Select the Browse button, you will then be able to attach the saved Transcript or Degree from your computer. Select Upload. Click Save and Return.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Fresno is an equal opportunity employer. Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Personnel Service Department at (559) 621-6950 in advance of the examination.

Closing Date/Time: 08/07/2024

Base Pay


Job Address

2600 Fresno Street, Fresno, California 93721 United States View Map