Court Reporter/Court Administration - Philadelphia Courts

The Philadelphia Courts
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Posted : Mar. 6, 2019
Date Closed :


$55,594 - $61,621 * (G25)


  1. Graduation from high school and current certification from the National Court Reporters Association as a Registered Professional Reporter.
  2. Two years of court reporting experience
  3. City residency required within six (6) months of satisfactory completion of the six (6) month employment probationary period.

General definition

An official court reporter in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania records proceedings in court trials, hearings, and conferences using a stenotype machine.  The official court reporter is responsible for accurately transcribing all court proceedings stenographically recorded in a high-volume, fast-paced, technical environment.  Work requires precise accuracy because the transcripts represent the official record of court.

Essential functions

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required or assigned.

  1. Records testimony in various types of courtroom proceedings verbatim using a stenotype machine or computer-aided transcription machine.
  2. Reads back portions of transcript during trial as requested.
  3. Edits, proofreads, and produces certified written and electronic verbatim transcripts.
  4. Responds to inquiries and correspondence from judiciary, attorneys, coworkers and the general public.
  5. Performs administrative duties as required, such as billing for transcripts, completing, record-keeping forms, documenting information contained in reports and maintaining records according to statutory requirements.
  6. Purchase and maintain all equipment and software.

Knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform essential functions

  1. Considerable knowledge of English language, proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, syntax and sentence structure.
  2. Considerable knowledge of office management, record-keeping procedures, legal terminology and medical terminology
  3. Ability to focus attention for prolonged periods of time.
  4. Ability to work well under pressure and produce transcripts with strict time limitations with minimal supervision.
  5. Ability to learn within a short period of time courtroom procedures, practices and policies as applicable to the court reporter’s assigned function.
  6. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the judiciary, fellow employees, attorneys and the general public.

The First Judicial District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the First Judicial District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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Job Types : Court Reporter, Officialship
Job Locations : Pennsylvania