Job Details - Official Court Reporter - US Courts-Eastern District of Texas (Federal) - Tyler
US Courts-Eastern District of Texas (Federal) - Tyler
Tyler, TX
$79,551.00 - $91,483.00 per Year
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Position Description:

Official Court Reporters are responsible for recording court proceedings in court and in chambers, for producing requested transcripts, and for filing required copies of transcripts with the Clerk of Court. Duties include:
• Attending and recording verbatim reporting of proceedings held before the judicial officers and for the transcription of those proceedings upon request. Ability to read back all or any portions of the court record, to perform well under pressure, to produce transcripts within strict time limitations, and to work as part of a team of reporters for the judges of this court.
• Knowledge, skill and ability to produce accurate, simultaneous realtime transcription utilizing computer-aided translation. Familiarity with and adherence to all requirements of the Court Reporter Management Plan for the district.
• Determine billing and formats which comply with the Judicial Conference requirements. Delivering and/or mailing official transcripts prepared. Certifying and filing with the Clerk of Court original records and a copy of transcripts prepared. Maintain accurate and legible records which are subject to audits. Preparation and filing of all reports required by the Administrative Office.
• Responding timely to official correspondence. Compliance with all administrative duties assigned by his or her manager and the court. Responsible for providing and maintaining his or her own court compatible equipment.
• Travel will be required to cover court proceedings at other divisional offices within the district. Perform other duties as assigned. Official court reporters are placed on a regular tour of duty that requires their presence in the courthouse during core working hours of a minimum of eighty (80) hours per period.

Required Skills:

Required minimum qualifications for level 1: Candidate must possess at least four years of prime court reporting experience in the freelance field of service or in other courts, or a combination thereof; must have passed the Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Examination administered by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or passed an equivalent qualifying examination.

For pay levels above level 1, the candidate must meet qualifications for level 1 and the following:

Level 2- Must possess a Registered Merit Reporter Certificate from the NCRA.
Level 3- Must have successfully completed the Certified Realtime Reporter exam offered by the NCRA or an equivalent exam.
Level 4- Must (1) possess a Registered Merit Reporter Certificate from the NCRA and (2) have successfully completed the Certified Realtime Reporter exam offered by the NCRA or equivalent exam.

Realtime certification is preferred, however, candidates who are capable of providing realtime and are actively working toward certification will also be considered.

Contact Information
Jeanette Knight
US Courts-Eastern District of Texas (Federal)
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How To Apply

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Qualified applicants should send a cover letter (including a narrative statement of your background), a Judicial Branch Federal Employment (AO 78) application and a resume. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Jeanette Knight, Human Resources Manager William M. Steger Federal Building and United States Courthouse 211 West Ferguson Street, Room 106 Tyler, Texas 75702

An application form can be obtained on our web page at: . All documents should be submitted as a single pdf with the reference number (2019-15 Official Court Reporter) in the subject line via e-mail to:

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be screened for qualifications and only the most qualified applicants will be contacted and selected for a personal interview. Skill and knowledge testing may be administered to candidates that progress beyond the initial interview process. Expenses associated with interviews or relocation will not be reimbursed.