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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G0026 / Notetaker/Advanced
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 07

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under indirect supervision, takes accurate, complete, and legible notes for deaf, hard of hearing, and/or otherwise disabled students taking graduate-level classes. Provides notes of advanced complexity requiring understanding of the relevant subject matter. Works on an on-call basis, as determined by schedules, or as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Takes accurate, complete, and legible notes on complex, graduate-level class materials presented within a field of specialty.
  2. Follows advanced notetaking techniques and guidelines, as outlined by established policies and practices.
  3. Arrives at class on time, and promptly notifies client student and teaching faculty of presence in classroom.
  4. Ensures that notes taken are clear, neat, well organized, descriptive of information provided, and free of spelling and grammatical errors.
  5. Remains remains physically and mentally alert and attentive during notetaking; refrains from providing advice, interjections, and/or personal opinions, either verbally or within the text of notes taken.
  6. Solicits feedback from client students and faculty on the quality of notes taken.
  7. Ensures that all assignment-related information remains confidential, and is provided solely to the intended recipient.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of advanced notetaking methods and techniques relevant to graduate-level course materials.
  • Ability to understand and accurately communicate complex, advanced subject matter as presented in a classroom environment.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the subject matter being presented.
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly.
  • Thorough knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017