Job Details - Official Court Reporter - McLennan County Court at Law No. 1
McLennan County Court at Law No. 1
Waco, TX
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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
  • Provide written transcripts of all proceedings upon request
  • Planning and schedulingrelated to court reporting transcript deadlines
  • Maintain accurate court proceedings log
  • Preserve shorthand notes for future reference, per statutory guidelines
  • Mark and retain all exhibits introduced in court proceedings and later file with the county clerk and/or Sheriff’s Department
  • Secretarial and clerical work for the Court, including but not limited to preparation of criminal jury charges, judgments, miscellaneous orders, revocations, and assist with DWI-Drug Court
  • Schedule a Certified Shorthand Reporter to serve in your absence
  • Punctuality is required
Required Skills:


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, typing, answering telephone, computer work, and transcribing. Fine dexterity needed to operate shorthand machine, typewriter, and computer


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

Required Experience:



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



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


  • Two or more years’ experience in court reporting operations
  • Registered Shorthand Reporter
  • Real time a plus
  • Member of TCRA and/or NCRA a plus

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

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McLennan County
McLennan County Court at Law No. 1
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