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Court Reporter- CCL #1

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$91,800
  • Posted Date:01/10/2018 11:10 AM


Authors the spoken word of the courtroom through accurate and impartial record of court proceedings; reads back requested testimony; and furnishes transcript of proceedings.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

• Attends all sessions of court; and utilizes personal stenograph writer to record court proceedings.
• Prepares transcripts as requested; files Reporter’s Records on cases that appeal; and preserves shorthand notes, text files and certified transcripts.
• Performs clerical duties for the court office, which includes ordering supplies, processing bills, coordinating maintenance and repairs; preparing correspondence, filing and organizing paperwork, prioritizing requests for transcripts, calendaring deadlines, researching court case files and preparing minutes for the Juvenile Board.
• Performs other related duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
• Employees are required to comply with safety regulations, procedures, protocols,  and wear personal protective gear if required.


Education and Experience

Associate's degree, with 3 to 5 years related experience. Combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions listed above can be substituted.


• Ability to maintain good standing with the Judicial Branch Certification Commission of Texas
• Ability to comply with Chapter  52 of the Government Code, Court Reporter Code of Professional Conduct and Uniform Format Manual for Court Reporters
• Knowledge of court proceedings
• Knowledge of legal, medical and technical terminology
• Proofreading skills
• Knowledge of purchasing procedures
• Ability to use computer systems and related software
• Work independently
• Read, analyze, and interpret standards, policies, procedures, and regulations
• Develop and write reports
• Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
• Operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboards and monitors, copiers, scanners, and telephone
• Use (or learn to use) computer software and systems applicable to the position
• Follow oral and written instructions and procedures
• Meet schedules and deadlines of the work unit
• Maintain well-organized materials, files, systems and tools
• Adapt to changes in work situations and priorities
• Establish and maintain constructive and cooperative interpersonal relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, or managers in the work unit and other departments, as well as with staff of outside entities and other individuals, as applicable to the essential duties and responsibilities


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position typically requires fingering, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Sedentary Work:Performing the essential functions typically requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently. The work involves sitting most of the time.


Johnson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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