Current Job Opportunity


November 15, 2017

Closing Date

December 31, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Court Reporter I

Job Location

First Judicial Circuit Court, Pensacola, Florida

Salary Range

$3,964.09 - $7,983.68 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, and proofreading and editing recorded proceedings to produce transcripts. The position works under general supervision according to some procedures; decides how and when to complete tasks.

*This is work providing judges and attorneys with simultaneous transcription of testimony to assist with trial preparation.  The Court Reporter I steno graphically reports all proceedings in courts in order to create an accurate and verbatim transcript of the proceedings.   Duties include providing realtime hookups during trial when requested by the judge, reading back requested portions of the proceedings from real-time translation via laptop computer, and preparing for trial in realtime by obtaining witness names, street names, etc., for the utmost accuracy in transcription. Duties also include editing stenographic notes and translating notes from steno to transcript (booklet form and is written in English), proofreading transcript, verifying the correct spelling of names, places, medical terms, scientific terms, technological terms, etc., by comparing transcript to court file, and correcting spelling discrepancies.  The Court Reporter I prints and binds completed transcripts, copies back-up transcripts for archive purposes, archives notes and accompanying dockets; maintains, updates and edits stenographic dictionary; and maintains an accurate log of each day's proceedings.   The Court Reporter I stays abreast of latest technological advances in the field and new terminology that is offered in felony cases such as DNA data, medical and psychological opinions in order to increase speed and accuracy in work. Work is performed under the supervision of a Manager, Court Reporting Services or other court manager.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.

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 and two years of related experience.



Data Responsibility:

Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

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, rates, and percents.

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 and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

Special Comments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of court system, procedures, and practices.  Knowledge of legal and medical terminology as well as extensive vocabulary.  Knowledge of applicable statutes, rules, regulations, laws and ordinances. Skill to operate a variety of office equipment, including computer keyboard, printer, fax machine, copying machine, telephones, calculator, etc.   Skill in operating a computer keyboard using standard and specialized software applications.  Skill in using standard office practices, procedures and equipment. Ability to record testimony at the standard required both for speed and accuracy.  Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Ability to create stenographic brief forms to streamline trial record realtime.  Ability to handle multiple tasks with deadline requirements.  Ability to plan, organize and performs a variety of clerical functions.  Ability to perform realtime capability. Ability to answer questions from judges and attorneys regarding the use of realtime software. Ability to maintain efficient and effective work methods and procedures.  Ability to effectively use business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation.  Ability to understand and carryout complex oral and written instructions. Ability to interact professionally and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, coworkers, government officials and the public.  Ability to concentrate and sit in one position for long periods of time, often without a break. Ability to work in a fast-paced, automated environment with many interruptions.  Ability to perform real-time hookup from a stenograph machine to a laptop computer. Ability to utilize Windows-based processing applications such as Word Perfect, translation software such as Eclipse, and to access and use the Internet for research.

How to Apply

Refer to for submission information. 

For additional information, please contact:

Allison Mikel Human Resources, Court Administration
190 Governmental Center, 5th Floor
Pensacola, Fl  32502 
Telephone: 850-595-4400

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 11:59 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.

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.