Job Details - Official Court Reporter - 54th District Court - McLennan County
McLennan County
Waco, TX
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Position Summary

A Certified Shorthand Reporter, under general supervision, makes a verbatim record of court proceedings, produces transcripts, maintains and retrieves files, assists the public and performs general secretarial duties.


Job Description



  • Must comply with the Code of Ethics and Chapter 52 of the Government Code
  • Machine Shorthand verbatim record of all court proceedings
  • Transcribe all court records on appeal in accordance with Uniform Format Manual and appellate guidelines
  • E-file all appellate records with the courts of appeals
  • Prepare jury charges
  • Provide written transcripts of all proceedings upon request
  • Planning and scheduling related to court reporting transcript deadlines
  • Maintain accurate court proceedings log
  • Capture spoken dialogue with specialized equipment, including stenography machines, video and audio recording devices, and covered microphones
  • Report speakers’ identification
  • Read or play back all or a portion of the proceedings upon request from the judge
  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible or unclear statements or testimony
  • Provides copies of transcripts and recordings to the courts, counsels, and parties involved
  • Preserve shorthand notes for future reference, per statutory guidelines
  • Mark and retain all exhibits introduced in court proceedings and later file with the district clerk and/or Sheriff’s Department
  • Schedule a Certified Shorthand Reporter to serve in your absence
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are required




  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of Certified Shorthand Reporting Program




  • Valid Texas Driver License (Class C)
  • Must be a State of Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter (certification must be renewed every two years)
  • Must have good public communication skills and patience for telephone calls and in-person inquiries


  • Two or more years’ experience in court reporting operations
  • Real-time reporting capabilities
  • Registered Professional Reporter
  • Member of TCRA and/or NCRA

All Employees

o      Must be committed to achieving excellence in assigned duties, always in service of the county and community

o      Must have ability to earn and keep the trust of fellow employees and the community at large

o      Must be approachable and ready to help fellow employees and the general public


ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Works primarily indoors in well-lighted, air-conditioned environment. Frequent contact with the public and other County employees


PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: Continuous sitting while making court records, answering telephone, computer work, and transcribing. Fine dexterity needed to operate shorthand machine, and computer.


HOURS / SPECIAL CONDITIONS:   8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., dependent on the needs of the office.




The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

McLennan County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records, and educational attainment.   A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment.  Each case is considered individually.

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