Current Job Opportunity


May 12, 2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Court Reporter II

Job Location

Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orlando, Florida

Salary Range

$4,370.40 - $8,801.99 Monthly*

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to stenographically record court proceedings and produce transcripts. The position is responsible for recording court proceedings, performing research, proofreading and editing recorded proceedings to produce transcripts, and assisting with training of other departmental personnel. The position works under general supervision independently developing work methods and sequences.

Examples of Work Performed

(Note: The examples of work as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Records court proceedings stenographically utilizing specialized equipment.
  • Reads back segments of proceedings from either stenographic notes, real-time translation via laptop computer, or voice writing technology.
  • Transcribes and edits stenographic, real-time or voice writing notes to transcript form in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and statutes.
  • Proofreads transcripts to verify correct spelling of names, places, medical, scientific and technological terms; researches information as required to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Prints and binds certified, completed transcripts, transferring backup transcripts to disks for archiving purposes.
  • Archives paper notes and dockets; maintains, updates and edits personal dictionary, and maintains accurate logs of each day’s proceedings.
  • Assists with training of other departmental personnel and with task completion as required.
  • Travels to various courthouses to perform duties as required; completes and submits statistical reports.

Education and Training Guidelines


  • Associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in computer operations, medical/legal terminology, court reporting, paralegal or a closely related field.
  • Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.


  • Four years of related experience.
  • Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations Required

  • Requires valid certificate as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or higher, e.g., Certified Real Time Reporter. 


Data Responsibility - Reports on activities and results of major events.


People Responsibility - Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.


Assets Responsibility - Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, equipment, or small amounts of money.


Mathematical Requirements - Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, ratios, and percentages.


Communications Requirements - Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes extremely complex transcripts; speaks to high level professionals.


Complexity of Work - Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.


Impact of Decisions - Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other work units or citizens.


Equipment Usage - Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as stenograph machines, laptops or recorders.


Safety of Others - Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

Special Comments

Will consider a non-certified Court Reporter I, but the salary will be based on the minimum for the Court Reporter I classification which is $3,964.09 monthly.

How to Apply

To be considered, applicants must submit a state application to:


Court Administration – Human Resources

Ninth Judicial Circuit

State of Florida

425 North Orange Avenue, Suite 510

Orlando, Florida 32801


Phone Number:  407-836-2261

Fax Number: 407-836-2204


State of Florida applicants are available online by clicking the weblink below: State of Florida Employment Application

For additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact: Teresa Samora at 407-836-2261.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.