Job Details - Official Court Reporter - 414th District Court
McLennan County
Waco, TX
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Salary: $2,134.11 - $3,289.58 biweekly

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.

• 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 scheduling related 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
• Schedule a Certified Shorthand Reporter to serve in your absence
• Regular attendance and timeliness is required

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER: 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.

• 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

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. May be required to work after 5:00 p.m. during trials or at other times necessary to conclude hearings

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McLennan County
414th District Court
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