455th District Court Reporter - (Civil and Family) at Travis County

Travis County


Entry Level

1000 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA


12 Jul → 11 Aug

Job Description

Records, transcribes and maintains records of court proceedings. Furnishes transcripts of court proceedings to requesting parties. Provides equipment used in performing duties, including stenographic machine, computers, software and printers, along with necessary reference materials.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 10-25 pounds, extensive detailed record keepings by machine or shorthand, extensive periods of sitting, typing, writing, and listening to recordings to perform the essential functions. Subject to continual contact with persons accused or convicted of crimes. Subject to stressful court environment and client and customer contact for extended periods of time.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Monday through Friday

Department: Civil Courts

Criminal Background Check Required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attends sessions of court and records all proceedings of evidence, objections, rulings, voir dire of jury duty and arguments. Records all objections to admissibility of evidence, court rulings and remarks of the objections and exceptions to the rulings.
  • Makes full record of jury arguments and voir dire examinations when requested by attorney for any party to a case, together with all objections to such arguments, rulings and remarks of court.
  • Documents files with courts exhibits and indexes, and files notes taken in courts. Preserves shorthand or machine notes taken in court for period required by law and prepares transcripts for appeals or other future legal proceedings.
  • Prepares official transcripts of all evidence or court proceedings, subject to laws of the State, the rules and instructions of presiding judge of the court, for appeals or future court use. Certifies the accuracy of court transcripts. Responds to requests of official transcripts.
  • May serve as a liaison to attorneys, judges, other County departments and staff, officials and general public. Provides information relating to court hearings and charges.
  • May perform administrative support duties as assigned for administrative functions of the court.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Must pass two (2) proficiency tests consisting of 180 wpm literary, 200 wpm jury charge, and 225 wpm Q & A, depending on nature of dictation used, to become eligible for certification. Certification exam consists of two (2) sections, Part A and Part B. Part A requires a minimum passing grade of at least ninety-five (95%) percent accuracy on the certification exam and Part B requires a minimum passing grade of seventy-five (75%) percent.

  • Certification by the State of Texas Court Reporters.

  • Texas Certified Court Reporters are required to complete continuing education pursuant to the rules promulgated by the Texas Supreme Court.

  • Graduation from an accredited Court Reporting school. (preferred)

  • Two (2) years of experience as a Certified Shorthand Reporter. (preferred)

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) in Machine Shorthand in the State of Texas. (preferred)

  • Real-time court reporting skills and experience. (preferred)

  • Strong communication and customer service skills.

  • Ideal candidate will be detail-oriented and well-organized.

How To Apply

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