Job Details - Official Court Reporter - Hays County Court at Law
Hays County Court at Law
San Marcos, TX
$73,076.88 - $73,076.88 per Year
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Position Description:
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. Required Skills • Knowledge of court regulations, policies and procedures • Knowledge of Code of Judicial Conduct • 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
Required Skills:
Other 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 Experience:
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
Contact Information
Amanda Barrios
Hays County Court at Law
How To Apply In order to be considered for employment with Hays County submit the following documents: • Hays County Employment Application • Cover Letter • Resume Find Hays County Employment Applications at: • Pre-printed forms at the Hays County Human Resources department • Request PDF forms from via email You may submit your application documents in any of the following ways: • Hand-deliver to 712 South Stagecoach Trail, Suite 1063, San Marcos, TX 78666 • Fax: 512-393-2227 • Email: