Job Details - Official Court Reporter - Bell County Court at Law #1
Bell County
Belton, TX
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Bell County
Bell County
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How To Apply

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Position availability

This position will not start until January 1, 2021.

Pay Details
Pay within this range:
$67,924.00 - annually, $32.5307 hourly plus $3000.00 annual stipend
Non-Exempt position

Monday Friday 8:00 am 5:00 pm, except holidays. Full time position

General Description

The Certified Court Reporter is recognized by the State of Texas and works under limited supervision within statutory guidelines who is a Sworn Officer of the court who attends all sessions of the court and takes full shorthand notes of all proceedings of said sessions, preserving the shorthand notes until requested to produce a verbatim transcript of the same, to include exhibits admitted.

Essential Functions

  • Attends all sessions of the court.  
  • Takes full shorthand notes of oral testimony requested to be on the record offered before the court, including objections made to the admissibility of evidence, court rulings and remarks on the objections, and exceptions to the rulings.  
  • Read portions of shorthand notes to resolve disputes of testimony, argument, or matters of law upon request of the trial court.  
  • Files all exhibits or necessary documents with the clerk of the court.  
  • Preserves all shorthand notes for future reference, as per statutory guidelines.  
  • Furnishes a verbatim transcript, as per statutory guidelines, of the reported evidence, including necessary exhibits or documents, or other proceedings, in whole or in part, utilizing his/her expertise of one of the following means:  
    • Certifies the accuracy of the verbatim transcript produced, as per statutory guidelines.  
    • Meets deadlines as set forth by law;
    • Follows all guidelines and court room procedures;  
    • Ensures the integrity of the record is never compromised;
  • Maintains and keeps court reporting equipment and software up to date;  
  • References necessary resource material, as needed;   
  • Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field;  
  • assists during voir dire and jury trials;
  • anything other court personnel might need assistance with;  
  • Substitutes, if assigned, for court staff during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;  


Job Requirements:

Knowledge of: Appellate Court rules; state rules, regulations, policies and statutes governing court reporters in the State of Texas; Courtroom procedures dealing with all aspects of court reporting; legal terminology; medical terminology; the principles and practices of effective customer service; principles and practices training; English usage, grammar, punctuation and spelling; techniques for effective interpersonal communications; modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment to include Windows and Microsoft based products.

Skill/Ability to: use reference books; perform Court reporting; obtain certification by the State of Texas; use all equipment related to court reporting; have good hearing and visual acuity, and manual dexterity;  be able to plan and execute work both independently and as a team member; display an ability to prioritize and manage several tasks; display a high degree of self-motivation; time management; work expeditiously and accurately under pressure; able to deal with the public and defendants;  operate personal computer using standard office operating software and general office equipment; prepare and maintain records; maintain filing systems; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; be dependable; to deal with the public courteously and effectively; work under stressful conditions, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance:

  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance,
  • Work well with others and participate fully in a team-oriented environment,
  • Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner,
  • Maintain strict confidentiality,
  • Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
  • Maintain and enhance the County's commitment to customer service excellence



Special Certifications and Licenses:

  • Must possess and maintain a Texas Court Reporter certification.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Bell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Apply online by following this link

Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2020 or until the hiring manager determines that a sufficient number of qualified candidates has been received.

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