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Court Reporter-County Criminal Courts at Law

at Harris County

Pay: up to $84739/year
$84739 - $
Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2525669
Categories: Legal, Government
Keywords: legal

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

Under general supervision, the Court Reporter records, transcribes and maintains records of court proceedings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Documents and provides legal transcripts.
  • Creates word-for-word transcriptions.
  • Accurately documents names of the people and the places involved.
  • Assists trial attorneys and judges to organize and search for information from official records.
  • Organizes and manages transcripts and documents prepared for submission upon request.
  • Adheres strictly to the Code of Judicial Conduct as promulgated by the Supreme Court of Texas.
  • Assists the court or Court Coordinator during docket call when instructed by the judge.
  • Performs Court Coordinator duties in the Coordinator's absence.
  • Performs other administrative duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent; and
  • Must possess a current Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) certificate issued by the Court Reporters Certification Board of Texas.
  • One (1) year of experience working as a licensed court reporter, in a court or freelance. 
  • General working knowledge of applicable County Courts Administration structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Extensive and recent real-time experience.
  • Team player - willing to train with, sub in for, and assist court coordinator when needed.
  • Ability to meet all court of appeals deadlines for reporters records.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to speak up to ensure an accurate record.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to attend court sessions as assigned and make verbatim official records of the proceedings at a high rate of speed.
  • Ability to provide immediate read back of all or a part of a record upon request.
  • Ability to prepare transcripts of proceedings upon request, certifying to the accuracy of such transcripts.
  • Ability to file official transcripts with the courts of appeals.
  • Ability to organize, keep track of, and manage trial and hearing exhibits and file same with courts of appeals as needed.
  • Ability to provide dailies and other transcripts to attorneys or the court with very short turn-around time.

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required experience, education and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history.  Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.  Experience obtained while on the military must also be included as part of your employment history on the application.

General Information


  • Monday - Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • (Additional Hours May Be Required)

  • Based On 26 Pay Periods
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Parking will be Provided

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.