Job Details - Official Court Reporter - Hays County Court at Law
Hayes County
San Marcos, TX
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Position Description:

Education and/or Experience
• High School diploma
• One year experience general office work or any equivalent combination of experience and training• Successful completion of a court reporting education program, including supervised internship
• Two years related reporting experience in a court room setting, preferredOther Qualifications, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) license from the Supreme Court of the State of Texas. This includes a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education (including a minimum of 2 l/2 hours in Ethics/Rules) every 2 years as required to maintain license.
Membership in the National Court Reporter’s Association and the Texas Court Reporter’s Association is preferred.Required Skills
• Knowledge of court regulations, policies and procedures
• Knowledge of Code of Judicial Conduct
• Knowledge of Code of Appellant Procedure
• Knowledge of criminal procedure, civil procedure, penal code and legal reference materials• Knowledge of court reporting principles, methods, equipment and practices
• Knowledge of general office procedures and practices
• Knowledge of basic word processing and personal computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel and various other software programs
• Knowledge of a body of standardized rules, procedures, or operations to perform the full range of clerical assignments and to resolve recurring clerical problems
• Knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling
• Knowledge of telephone etiquette and public relations
• Ability to maintain high level of concentration for extended periods of time
• Skill in performing court reporting duties such as preparing verbatim transcriptions of court proceedings
• Skill in operating specialized court reporting equipment and software
• Skill in gathering, compiling and maintaining complex records
• Skill in performing court administration duties such as preparing and monitoring court dockets and scheduling court calendars
• Skill in responding to inquiries for case information and court procedures
• Skill in reading, understanding and following state and local laws relating to criminal procedure, civil procedure, penal code and court administration
• Skill in operating standard office equipment, including telephones, personal computers, fax machines, printers and transcription systems
• Skill in data entry and word processing
• Skill in reading and understanding court dockets
• Skill in reviewing and editing documents for accuracy and completeness
• Skill in providing information and assistance to office staff, visitors, callers and other county departments
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, vendors, outside agencies and the public
• Skill in meeting deadlines
• Good work ethic and attitude, punctual and reliable

Under general supervision, the Court Reporter performs a variety of court reporting duties for the Hays County Courts at Law. The duties involve compiling court records by taking a verbatim record of court proceedings in phonetic shorthand using a stenotype machine, maintaining the records for future use.

Contact Information
Amanda Barrios
Hays County Court at Law

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