Job Details - Official Court Reporter - 266th District Court - Erath County
266th District Court - Erath County
Stephenville, TX
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Salary: $75,000 - $100,000 (based on experience).Salary: $75,000 - $100,000 (based on experience).

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   Position Description:

Under the general direction of the District Judge, the Official Court Reporter performs court-reporting services for any judicial proceeding as required. The reporter provides counsel to the Judge on courtroom practices for accurate record creation. The position requires the verbatim recording of courtroom proceedings, reading back from stenographic notes or machine, and working with computer-assisted transcription. The reporter is responsible for editing all transcripts for grammar and proper identification of people and places and providing a copy of the transcript to parties or the court as requested. The reporter is also required to store exhibits introduced into evidence according to any and all statutes, rules, or retention schedules governing the storage and safekeeping of said exhibits. The reporter has a highly regarded and sensitive position in relation to the judiciary and represents the judiciary in the eyes of the public.

      Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills:

  • Create an accurate recording of courtroom proceedings.
  • Read back testimony as requested by the Court.
  • Transcribe proceedings accurately for review of parties, the Court, appellate courts, and others as requested.
  • Provide substitute court reporting coverage as approved by the Judge and based on court schedule.
  • Establish a system for storing and maintaining control over exhibits.
  • Provide counsel to the judge on courtroom practices to best create an accurate record of the proceedings.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Court.

      Minimum qualifications & Requirements


  • Current certification as a Certified Machine Shorthand Reporter by the Supreme Court of Texas (CSR).
  • Certificate of Proficiency (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), or Certified Real-time Reporter (CRR) certification is OPTIONAL.


  • Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures; skill in recording court proceedings accurately and verbatim; skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously; and skill in communicating effectively with diverse groups of individuals utilizing tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to adjust to rapidly fluctuating situations; ability to operate a personal computer, computer-assisted transcription software and basic office equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, county employees, Elected and Appointed Officials, outside organizations, attorneys, the news media and the general public.
Contact Information
Candy Perry
266th District Court
How To Apply

Please email resumes to Candy Perry, Court Coordinator, to apply for this position:

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