Job Details - Official Court Reporter - 212th District Court - Galveston County
Galveston County
Galveston, TX
$84,817.00 - $84,817.00 per Year
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Job Information
Position Description:

This position is responsible for maintaining an accurate record of all court proceedings.

The work is typically performed sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects.

The work is typically performed in an office.
Emergency Preparedness Tier Level:  2

Pay Grade:  N/C
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Job Responsibilities
  • Maintains an accurate record of all trial proceedings and hearings; compiles trial and hearing worksheets.
  • Prepares and complies with deadlines for all Appellate Records; proofreads, corrects and indexes records.
  • Prepares and complies with deadlines for all requested transcript of hearings, pleas, expert witness testimony, and exhibits; proofreads, corrects and indexes transcripts; makes copies of all exhibits.
  • Reads back requested testimony during court.
  • Logs and files all exhibits with the Clerk of Court and Sheriff's Department.
  • Maintains and updates computer data and software.
  • Maintains records according to retention guidelines.
  • Able to report regularly for work and be on time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Texas Certified Shorthand Reporter/Registered Professional Reporter
  • 3+ years as a court reporter - in a court or freelance or a combination of the two
  • Extensive and recent real time experience
  • Team player - willing to train with, sub in for, and assist court coordinator when needed
  • Ability to meet all court of appeals deadlines for reporters records
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to speak up to ensure an accurate record
  • Ability to hear and see felony criminal case details
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Will work Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. and may work late as needed
  • Ability to attend court sessions as assigned and make verbatim official records of the proceedings at a high rate of speed
  • Ability to provide immediate read back of all or a part of a record upon request
  • Ability to prepare transcripts of proceedings upon request, certifying to the accuracy of such transcripts.
  • Ability to file official transcripts with the courts of appeals
  • Ability to research and verify case citations and spelling of specialized terms (i.e. medical, legal, technical)
  • Ability to organize, keep track of, and manage trial and hearing exhibits and file same with courts of appeals as needed
  • Ability to provide dailies and other transcripts to attorneys or the court with a very short turn-around time
  • Willingness to work in a very busy trial court
Preferred Qualifications (Not Mandatory):
  • Texas Merit Reporter Certification
  • Experience in both felony criminal and civil cases
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Galveston County
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