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Job Details - Official Court Reporter - 293rd District Court - Maverick County
Employer:
293rd District Court - Maverick County
Location:
Eagle Pass, TX
Salary:
$75,000.00 - $105,000.00 per Year
Job Type:
Full-Time
 
Job Information
Position Description:

OFFICIAL COURT REPORTER OPENING
Official Court Reporter position open with the 293rd Judicial District Court in Eagle Pass, Texas starting March 1, 2021. Texas CSR licensing required. The Salary range is $75,000 to 105,00, depending on experience. Transcript fees are extra. Duties include verbatim record of court proceedings. Reporter reports to one Judge. Benefits include state retirement pension plan, 3 weeks paid vacation and free health insurance. Open now. For further information, please call Lupita Adams, Court Coordinator at 830-758-1730 or e-mail ladams@co.maverick.tx.us

Position 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.

Under general supervision, the Court Reporter records, transcribes and maintains records of court proceedings. This person must possess 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.
Provides advice and counsel to the appointing judge on courtroom practices and management. The position also requires the individual to store exhibits introduced into evidence according to any and all statutes, rules, or retention schedules governing the storage and safekeeping of said exhibits.
Have your own digital recording equipment and reporter notetaking software. Be experienced providing electronic reporting services in one or more of the following legal proceedings: depositions, court hearings or trials, arbitrations, EUOs, government hearings.

Ability to conduct reporting services either remotely (e.g., Zoom) and/or at remote locations based on requirements.

Available for at least one or more reporting assignments per week. Able to provide two or more professional references which we will contact as part of our screening process

Duties and Responsibilities:
•Regular and reliable attendance
•Maintain strict confidentiality
•Documents and provides legal transcripts.
•Provide Judge and court coordinators information from official records.
•Adheres strictly to the Code of Judicial Conduct as promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas
•Team Player: Works closely alongside, Court Administrator, Court Coordinators, Bailiff
•Attends and participates in meetings, training and information sessions
•Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks; display a high degree of self-motivation;time management; work expeditiously and accurately under pressure
•Must 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 Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner
• Reads portions of transcript during trial as directed, and requests speakers to clarify inaudible statements
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to attend court sessions as assigned
• Ability to provide immediate read back of all or a part of a record upon request.
• Ability to file official transcripts with the courts of appeals.
• Ability to organize, keep track of, and manage trial and hearing exhibits and file same with courts of appeals as needed.
• Ability to provide dailies, expedited transcripts and other transcripts to attorneys or the court with very short turn-around time.
Requirements
• High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; and
• Must possess a current Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) certificate issued by the Court Reporters Certification Board of Texas.
• Certified court reporters are also required to complete a specified number of hours of continuing education courses every two (2) years
• Registration, Certification, and Licensure
• Must have proof of a current valid Texas motor vehicle operator’s license
Preferences
• Three (3) years of experience, minimum, working as a licensed court reporter, in a court or freelance.
• Bachelor’s degree in Court Reporting or Associate in Applied Science in Court Reporting or Equivalent Experience and one or more of the following certifications:
• Certification by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) as a Certified Court Reporting Instructor by the date of hire, or
• Certification by the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA) as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) by the date of hire, or
• Certification by the Texas Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) as a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) by the date of hire.
• Experience working in court reporting and/or captioning.
General Information

HOURS: Monday - Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., or until hearing adjourns (Additional Hours May Be Required)

Physical Demands
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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and must be able to talk and hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 20 pounds, such as files, stacks of records, or other similar objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
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. Works closely with Judge and Court Staff. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
Work Related Travel
Court Reporter must have reliable personal transportation to travel to all three county district courtrooms. Maverick, Dimmit and Zavala

Salary
Based on Experience, Range $75,000.00 - $105,000.00

Medical Health Benefits
Regular full-time employees are provided general medical, prescription, vision and dental insurance coverage. This is free to the employee. Employees may obtain coverage under the group plan for family members at their own expense. Employees become eligible for this coverage on the 91st day of employment.

Plan Costs – Biweekly Rates:
Medical - Health Plan
EE Only $0
EE & Spouse $266.53
EE & Children $202.39
EE & Family $353.30
Dental
EE Only - $0
EE & Spouse - $12.69
EE & Children - $15.50
EE & Family - $18.36
Vision
Included in medical plan.

Longevity Pay
Upon completion of one (3) year of service, each employee begins to receive longevity pay. Longevity pay is paid at a rate of six dollars ($6.00) for every month of service to the county. This longevity pay is paid on an annual basis and begins to accumulate after 6 months of service with the county.

Pay Increases
Typically, each employee’s base salary increases one (1) step (generally 3%) each fiscal year as determined, allowed and approved by the County of Maverick.

Retirement
Retirement benefits are provided by the Texas County and District Retirement Fund (TCDRS). Regular employees become a member of TCDRS upon hire. All regular employees are required to contribute 7% to the retirement fund and the County matches 250%.

Regular employees are required to become members of TCDRS and are eligible for this benefit immediately upon employment. Employees automatically deposit 7% of their salary.

An employee may retire with full benefits after 30 years of service, or at the time the employee qualifies under the "Rule of 75". The "Rule of 75" is defined as when the employee's age combined with years of service (rounded down to whole years) equal to 75 or more.

Contact Information
Name:
Lupita Adams
Firm:
293rd District County - Maverick County
Phone:
830.758.1730
Email Address:
 

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