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19th Judicial District seeks court reporter


Great Opportunity for a Bright Beginning Court Reporter in The 19th Judicial District of the State of Kansas – Steno or Voice Writing Reporters


SALARY RANGE:   Official Court Reporter
Starting Pay Grade 25 - $21.174/hr., $44,042.00

TRANSCRIPT INCOME: Varies with orders, but all transcripts are income outside of the regular income.

EXTRA PERKS:  The 19th Judicial District provides you a laptop with CaseCatalyst CAT software, steno machine, phone support and maintenance programs, printer and paper, scanner, and other hardware necessary to do your job at no cost to you.  After joining the Kansas Judicial System, you will have medical benefits, paid holidays, vacation time and sick leave. 


Experienced court reporters welcome!  But this is a great place for a tech savvy beginner to start his/her career also.  You will find that the judges are very supportive and appreciative of you, and the terrific staff will get you off to a good start in your new office.

This beautiful area in the Flint Hills is famous for its Bluegrass Festival each autumn, nearly doubling the 12,000+ population of Winfield, Kansas for a week.  You will enjoy a thriving Main Street, well-kept parks, easy drive to the city of Wichita, no traffic problems, wonderful working conditions … AND affordable housing to buy or rent in Winfield and Arkansas City.

This position will perform duties related to verbatim reporting and transcribing court proceedings, and organization of all files and exhibits received in proceedings.  Realtime output to judges is a preference, but not required.

• Records oral communications for various formal and/or legal proceedings, such as criminal and civil litigations, trials, motions, pleas, arraignments, hearings, at the discretion of the District Judges.
• Transcribes, edits, proofreads, corrects prints, collates, and binds transcriptions for distribution. Files transcripts in civil and criminal proceedings with appropriate documentation.
• Corresponds with attorneys, court officers, and the general public regarding requests for the preparation of transcripts and exhibits.
• Trains and monitors the work of court reporter interns as required.
• Orders and maintains court reporting supplies, with the Chief Clerk’s help and permission.
• Maintains exhibits during court hearings and trials. Inventories, catalogs, files, boxes, records, and stores exhibits in criminal and civil litigation cases. Logs, copies, bind, and verify documentary evidence.
• Invoices and collects fees for services rendered in the reporting and transcribing of court proceedings.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Professional certification in Kansas (reciprocity from a national certification (RPR), reciprocity from certifications in many other states also)  If you have graduated from a court reporting school, you may have conditional (probationary) employment, to be made permanent upon the passing of the Kansas CRR test.

KNOWLEDGE: Office practices and procedures; Legal and medical terminology; Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation; Theories and principles of basic mathematics; Laws, rules, and regulations governing court reporting and transcription activities; Court policies and procedures; Principles and practices of customer service.

SKILLS: Operating stenotype machines or other transcription equipment; Organizing and prioritizing work; Preparing and presenting oral and written communications/reports; Performing basic mathematical computations; Transcribing and taking dictation, including typing 225 words per minute in accordance with the standards of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA); Maintaining exhibits and documentary evidence; Providing effective customer service; spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other related software; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the general public; Communication and interpersonal techniques as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, completion of a recognized court reporting program, and certification by the state of Kansas. Preferred qualifications include: steno machine or voice writing reporter, trial experience, national certification (RPR), real-time experience, real-time certification (CRR).

Send Application & Resume to:   Nicholas St. Peter, Chief Judge
     Cowley County  Courthouse
     311 East 9th Avenue
     Winfield, Kansas  67156

It is the policy of the 19th Judicial District of Kansas that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.