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Officialship - Ohio

Franklin County Domestic and Juvenile Court of Ohio Seeks Court Reporter

Columbus, Ohio

POSITION TITLE: Court Reporter
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Court Reporter Supervisor
WORKING HOURS: Monday- Friday 8 am - 5 pm
STARTING SALARY: $22.73 p/h. Position is subject to 180-day probationary period.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited Court Reporting Program with a minimum of 225 wpm OR have a current RPR certification; Minimum three years as a Court Reporter;Realtime experience; Writer not provided.


Record and preserve a verbatim and Realtime record of court proceedings using a writer and Eclipse software; prepare accurate and timely transcripts upon request by judges, magistrates, attorneys, pro se litigants and the general public; file transcript with appropriate agency; maintain custody of exhibits admitted in the record during court proceedings; scan and file exhibits with requested transcripts; maintain preferred RPR (Registered Professional Reporter) certification through continuing education.


1. Provide highly-skilled Realtime transcript feed to all judges and magistrates. Read back testimony when requested by judges, magistrates or attorneys.
2. Assist attorneys, pro se litigants and general public regarding ordering transcripts and estimated cost.
3. Prepare accurate and timely transcripts from stenographic files upon request by judges, magistrates and attorneys.
4. Maintains own writer in appropriate working order at all times.
5. Maintains records of all transactions, make PDFs, scan exhibits, eFile transcripts, exhibits and per diems with appropriate clerk in a timely manner.
6. Maintains and secures all exhibits retained by the court in the assigned work area and determines appropriate level of security for all exhibits.
7. Keep accurate records of all hearings reported; enter per diems in department database.
8. Proficient in software, dictionary building for Realtime accuracy, continuing education to maintain certifications through the National Court Reporter’s Association.
9. Research as necessary to verify technical, legal, medical and other specialized terms.


• Answering phone calls and directing them to appropriate department.
• Delivering exhibits to judges and magistrates when requested on a case then retrieving them when done.
• Following up on cases that have been rescheduled.
• Having exhibits and notes destroyed after the five-year date.


Graduate of an accredited Court Reporting Program with a minimum of 225 wpm OR
have a current RPR certification.
Minimum three years as a Court Reporter; Realtime experience; RPR certification preferred.
Writer not provided.


Well organized and detail oriented.
Equipped with the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job with a high level of accomplishment.
Follows established process.
Uses time and resources effectively and efficiently.
Can attend to a broad range of activities; ability to multi-task
Dedicated to meet the expectations and requirements of staff, management and external customers.
Understands and is able to adapt to the culture of the organization.

**It is the policy of The Court to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law. The Court prohibits discrimination and maintains a strict disciplinary policy, up-to and including termination for violations of the EEO policy.**