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Officialship - US District Court - Boston

US District Court Accepting Applications for Court Reporter Position

Boston, Massachusetts



Position Title:               Court Reporter
Position Type:              Full-time, Excepted Service
Announcement #:       #14-05
ocation:                      Boston, Massachusetts
Salary:                          $81,021 - $93,174 Annually, Depending upon qualifications and experience.
Opens:                          July 25, 2014                
Closes:                          Open Until Filled 
{Preference to applications filed by August 15, 2014}

The U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office for the District of Massachusetts is currently is accepting applications to fill the role of Court Reporter. This position is located in the District Court Clerk’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts.


The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Boston, has an opening for an Official Court Reporter. Official Court Reporters serve at the pleasure of the Court and must comply with the requirements of the Judicial Conference of the United States, The Court Reporter’s Manual published by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and policies of the Clerk’s Office. Periodic travel to Worcester and Springfield divisional offices is required.

Representative Duties:

The Official Court Reporter records verbatim testimony by Computer Assisted Technology (CAT) for civil and criminal court proceedings. At the request of a party or by order of the Court, the Court Reporter provides
transcripts within the time frames and cost requirements of the Judicial Conference. Additionally, Court Reporters are responsible for determining that billings and formats comply with Judicial Conference requirements. 

Court Reporters must adhere to the requirements of the Court’s Court Reporter Management Plan of this District and maintain accurate, legible records which are subject to audits. This position involves completing record-keeping forms, documenting the information contained in reports, as well as maintaining and safeguarding records until their disposition according to statutory requirements and Judicial Conference policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

At least four years of prime stenographic CAT court reporting experience in the freelance field of service or in other courts or a combination thereof;  

Qualification by testing for listing on the Registry of Professional Reporters of the National Court Reporters Association or passed an equivalent qualifying examination. The National Stenomask Verbatim Reporters Association examinations and the Certified Shorthand reporters examinations required by some state governments may be acceptably equivalent to the National Court Reporters Association testing; 

A Certificate of Merit from the National Shorthand Reporters Association, a requirement for Level III through Level V (level V available only to court reporter's hired prior to October 11, 2009); 

Realtime Court Reporter experience and access to CAT transcription equipment; 

Successful completion of the Certified Realtime Reporter Examination offered by the National Court Reporters Association or having passed an equivalent qualifying examination is required; 

Supply of all necessary personal equipment and software (e.g. computer, a display, write, cable and realtime software); 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or meet the exceptions to the statutory restrictions on hiring non-citizens to work in the federal government in the continental United States. 

The successful candidate also should possess: strong interpersonal skills; maturity; responsibility; poise; tact; good judgment; initiative; ability to work harmoniously with others and effective oral and written communication skills;  

Commitment to public service.

FBI Background Investigation

Person selected is subject to a background check or investigation, which includes an FBI fingerprint check. Employee retention depends upon a favorable suitability determination.