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Court Reporter at Dallas County

Dallas County


Entry Level

133 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, USA

Not defined

13 Jul → 12 Aug


Job Description

Provides shorthand reporting for use in court litigation by making a verbatim record of an oral court proceeding, deposition or proceeding before a grand jury, referee, or court commissioner using written symbols in shorthand, machine shorthand, or oral stenography.
Additional Details:
An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. The hiring process involves the successful completion of each step. The steps include: Criminal History Review, Traffic Violations Record, Review of Personal History Statement and Documents, Physical Examination, and Background Investigation. Dallas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, National Service Alumni volunteers, and persons with a criminal background are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  • Attends all sessions of the court as required.
  • Takes full shorthand notes of oral testimony offered before the court, including objections made to the admissibility of evidence, court rulings and remarks on the objections, exceptions to the rulings, examinations, judicial opinions, Judge's charge to jury, closing arguments, or other proceedings by machine shorthand, by taking shorthand notes, or by reporting into a steno mask.
  • Reads portions of transcript during trial as directed, and requests speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
  • Preserves notes for future reference maintains appropriate files; and furnishes a transcript of the reported evidence or other proceedings in whole or in part as requested.
  • May conduct the deposition of witnesses, receive, execute and return commissions, and make a certificate of the proceedings in any county that is included in the Judicial District or that court only as directed.
  • Reports the oral testimony given in any contested probate matter as directed.
  • Records proceedings of other hearings and formal and informal meetings as directed.
  • Operates general office and specialized stenographic equipment (i.e. stenotype machine, computer aided transcription), and may provide light typing and clerical support as needed.
  • Gathers, indexes, binds and files court exhibits introduced during court proceedings.
  • May order and maintain adequate office supplies. Receives correspondence and distributes to the appropriate personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited high school/GED Program and from an accredited court reporting school.

  • Certified court reporter by the Texas State Supreme Court.

  • Knowledgeable of applicable Texas Codes and the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure.

  • Skilled in the use of standard software applications.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public.

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