Job Details - Official Court Reporter - Associate Judge & Magistrate - Lubbock County
Lubbock County
Lubbock, TX
Job Information
Position Description:
Under the general direction of the appointing judge of the court, the Official Court Reporter performs court-reporting services for any judicial proceeding as required.  Provides advice and counsel to the appointing judge on courtroom practices and management.  Position requires the accurate, verbatim recording of courtroom proceedings in a written or electronic format, reading back from stenographic notes or machine, and working with computer-assisted transcription.  An Official Court Reporter is also responsible for editing the transcript for grammar and proper identification of people and places and providing a copy of the transcript to parties or courts as requested.  Some courts may have a higher volume of transcription work than other courts. 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.  The Official Court Reporter of the Court has a highly regarded and sensitive position in relation to the judiciary and represents the judiciary in the eyes of the public.


Minimum qualifications & Requirements


Must have a current certification as a Certified Shorthand Reporter by the Supreme Court of Texas. Current Certificate of Proficiency (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), or Certified Real-Time Reporter (CRR) certification is preferred.  
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures; skill in recording court proceedings accurately and verbatim; skill in managing multiple projects simultaneously; 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/Appointed Officials, outside organizations, attorneys, the news media and the general public.
Preferred Qualifications: 
Current Certificate of Proficiency (RPR), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), or Certified Real-Time Reporter (CRR) certification is preferred.
Contact Information
Maggie Sather
Lubbock County HR
Email Address:

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