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Court Reporter I or Court Reporter II (CRR, FCRR) at State of Nebraska

State of Nebraska


Mid Level


27 Apr → 27 May


Job Description


$3,000 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch! The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers benefits to include medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation (AOCP) is accepting applications for a full time Official Court Reporter in the Red Willow County District Court, 11th Judicial District and travel is expected. Under direct supervision of District Court Judge Patrick Heng, this is a responsible paraprofessional position. The work involves verbatim reporting and transcribing for court proceedings, hearings and conferences. Employees in the Court Reporter I classification have met the qualifications set forth in §1-204(A)(2) and § 1-204(B) or (C). Employees in the Court Reporter II classification have met the above qualifications and are certified as a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA); or a Federal Certified Realtime Reporter (FCRR).

Official Court Reporters who would like to work for the AOCP and are not interested in doing freelance court reporting are given the option of having the AOCP purchase and keep updated all of their equipment and software. For stenographic official court reporters, this includes providing you with a laptop, docking station, monitor(s), steno machine, software (Eclipse by Advantage Software or Case CATalyst by Stenograph, LLC), microphone and/or handheld device for making a backup digital audio recording of court proceedings, and secure cloud backup storage. For digital official court reporters, this includes audio recording system (laptop/PC, docking station, microphone(s), mixer), monitor(s), and audio recording software (Liberty Recorder).

Apply as soon as possible; applications will close when the position is filled. The position is available to start on June 26th, 2023.

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch adheres to Veterans Preference Laws.

Hiring Rate: Court Reporter I $4,407.92 or Court Reporter II $5,102.71 per month.

Examples of Work

The Official Court Reporter may perform the following duties to include provide real-time records for court trials, hearings, or conferences, attend courtroom proceedings and other proceedings to make verbatim official recordings, read back transcripts during trial and courtroom proceedings, transcribing the proceedings according to required formats into accurate transcripts for purposes of appeal or by order of the court, review and certify the accuracy of printed transcripts and file in a timely manner, check and operate digital recording equipment to record, log court proceedings, identify participants by name to facilitate reporting; read aloud statements of participants as requested during proceedings, prepare, distribute, and preserve transcripts and related reports and documents, maintain files and records of notes and exhibits, enter case information in DOCKET, an enhancement of JUSTICE (the court case management system), performs clerical duties related to the court, attend meetings and training as required.

(Position may not be assigned all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all the duties that may be assigned.)

Note: At any point, court reporting personnel may be required to undergo a competency evaluation based on the above criteria upon the request of the judge, the Nebraska Court of Appeals, or the Nebraska Supreme Court. Failure to meet such competency criteria shall constitute cause for action pursuant to the Nebraska Supreme Court Personnel Policies and Procedures.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Court Reporter I must demonstrate professional competence as defined in Nebraska Supreme Court Rules Relating to Court Reporting Personnel §1-204(A)(2) and § 1-204(B) or (C)*. Those entities approved by the State Court Administrator to conduct these examinations include, the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA), the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT), a state court-reporting certification with requirements equivalent to those of the NCRA, or official documentation from a court reporting school verifying those skills were met upon graduation.

  • For those using the method of a multichannel digital recorder, the requirements include passing both the AAERT Certified Electronic Court Reporter (CER) test as well as the AAERT Certified Electronic Transcriber (CET) test in compliance with the Nebraska Supreme Court rules to be classified as a Court Reporter I.

Court Reporter II must demonstrate professional competence as defined in Nebraska Supreme Court Rules Relating to Court Reporting Personnel §1-204(A)(2) and § 1-204(B) be certified as a Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR), through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or as a Federal Certified Realtime Reporter (FCRR) or equivalent.

PREFERRED: Legal experience. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish preferred but not required.

OTHER: MUST demonstrate professional competence as defined in Nebraska Supreme Court Rules Relating to Court Reporting Personnel § 1-204(E). SPECIAL NOTE: Travel may be required, sitting behind a computer or other equipment for extended periods of time, repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. Some late hours possible.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Transcription software.
  • Knowledge of legal, medical and technical terminology.
  • Knowledge of a variety of equipment including computer terminals, electronic recording equipment and printers.
  • Knowledge of secretarial practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of office systems, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of word processing and internet software.
  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures and legal vocabulary.
  • Recordkeeping skills.
  • Skilled in advanced spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and grammar usage.
  • Skilled in the use of word processing and internet applications.
  • Skilled in accurate transcription from audio recordings.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Proofreading and editorial skills.
  • Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all levels of personnel and the public.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

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