Court reporter Job at State of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • State of Missouri
  • Columbia, MO

Job Description

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Court Reporter

A position with the Missouri Judiciary provides you the opportunity to work with a variety of exceptional, hardworking people and to gain a valuable and rewarding career. It takes many types of talent to advance the mission of the Missouri Judiciary and to keep operations running smoothly. Our positions offer competitive benefit programs, growth opportunities and the ability to work with people in your community.

We are recruiting to fill a Court Reporter within the Missouri Judicial branch. Persons serving as official court reporter shall be an officer of the court and shall hold office at the pleasure of the judge who appoints the reporter.

Other key responsibilities include: (The below are typical duties performed in this position. Although these examples are descriptive of duties, they are not all-inclusive and are subject to change at any time, with or without notice and will vary at the discretion of the judge)

  • Record and preserve all courtroom proceedings under the direction of the judge; attend court sessions and record full verbatim records of all oral evidence, including but not limited to objections to the admissibility of testimony, rulings of the Court and all exceptions to such rulings.
  • Preserve records (printed or electronic) utilizing accepted methods of recording, such as machine, shorthand or steno mask.
  • Transcribe record of proceedings and provide transcripts to requesting parties.
  • Perform courtroom duties, such as marking exhibits; assist judge as required; assist other divisions with court reporter duties when given approval by appointing judge.

Desired skills and knowledge: (This job description does not include specific physical requirements necessary to perform the job, such as carrying, standing, and lifting. Such requirements vary from position to position and may be determined by the appointing authority.)

  • Advanced skill in the operation of reporting equipment and general office equipment.
  • Advanced ability to work independently with minimal supervision, maintain accurate records, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to follow both verbal and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to professionally represent the Court and adhere to professional ethics.

Minimum qualifications: (The following statement represents the minimum education and experience that will be used to determine qualifications of applicants, provided equivalent substitution will be permitted in case of deficiencies of either experience or education. Education above the minimum stated may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required general experience; experience above the minimum stated may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required education.)

Must be a Certified Court Report (CCR) as provided by Rule 14 of the Missouri State Supreme Court Rules.

May also have a Registered Professional Reporter Certification but must obtain the CCR from Missouri within 24 months of employment and must maintain certification and remain in good standing.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and have a strong commitment to diversity in all its forms. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who will assist us in demonstrating our essential values of excellence, integrity, justice, stewardship, teamwork and partnership.

We are looking for a detailed and friendly person to serve as Court Reporter for the 13th Judicial
Circuit. The Court Reporter is responsible for making a word‐for‐word transcript of legal proceedings.
The verbatim documentation in criminal, civil and other court proceedings requires a professional
who is highly skilled and trained in court reporting. This position is a state employee, working under
the direct supervision of the Division II Judge.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may
include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE
ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)
The function of the Court Reporter is to capture spoken dialogue and preserve all courtroom proceedings
through acceptable verbatim recording method such as machine shorthand or steno mask, keep a daily log
of cases heard, and attend jury trial and court proceedings that require written transcription.

Qualified applicants must be a Certified Court Reporter (CCR) as provided by Rule 14 of the Missouri State
Supreme Court Rules. Employee must maintain certification and remain in good standing. Qualified applicants
must be skilled in the operation of reporting equipment and general office equipment. Must have the ability
to work independently and with initiative under minimal supervision; must be highly accurate and detail
oriented; ability to work under pressure and with interruptions; ability to adhere to strict procedures; ability
to be non‐judgmental and culturally sensitive; ability to organize a variety of demands and prioritize
competing tasks; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to maintain
confidential information; ability to professionally represent the Court and adhere to professional ethics.

 Knowledge of personal computers and standard software applications related to court reporting work
 Knowledge of filing and electronic record keeping systems
 Knowledge of legal processes and terminology
 Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling; advanced skill in communicating effectively
using the English language, both orally and in writing
 Skill in reading and preparing legal documents
 Skill in application of state and federal guidelines, rules, and statutes to perform essential functions of
 Advanced skill in discretion and maintaining confidential information
 Advanced skill in handling stress successfully and the ability to work well with other employees, court
professionals and the public
 Ability to multi‐task
 Ability to learn and apply policies, procedures, documents and terminology affecting assigned
 Advanced ability to work independently and follow instructions
This job operates in a professional office environment. Professional attire required. This position is routinely
in contact with the public, witnesses, defendants, victims, law enforcement agencies, court employees,
attorneys, and members of other entities. This position will be exposed to graphic evidence submitted at

 Court work hours will be generally Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with additional work hours
as required, except for holidays.
 This employee will work in the Boone and Callaway County Courthouses.
 This position is an officer of the court and shall hold office at the pleasure of the judge who appoints
the reporter.

To Apply:
You may obtain a job application online at: and email your
application and resume to BNE‐ ALL ITEMS MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT. You may also obtain and
submit your application and resume at: Judges’ Office, Boone County Courthouse, 705 East Walnut St., Columbia,
Missouri 65201.
Items received by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 will be given priority consideration, but will be accepted until
the position is filled.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Monday to Friday,

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