MO Project: Contextual Branding

Court Reporter I

  • Court Reporter I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$30,768.00 – $49,248.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,282.00 – $2,052.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is responsible technical work in reporting and transcribing verbatim notes, and coordinating coverage of formal administrative hearings.

An employee in this class is responsible for reviewing cases set for hearings to determine the type of reporting coverage required and for taking verbatim notes of testimony through use of a stenotype machine and a tape recorder. Work also involves the use of a computer-aided transcription system in preparation of the verbatim record and responsibility for maintaining records of hearings. General direction is received from a Court Reporter Supervisor or other designated administrative superior; however, the employee exercises independent judgment and initiative within the framework of established rules and policies.

Job Duties

Reviews cases and decides on proper methods of handling and processing, including reporting, transcribing and reproducing.

Coordinates reporting and transcribing of formal administrative hearings.

Takes verbatim notes of testimony in administrative proceedings using a stenotype machine and a tape recorder.

Marks for identification purposes any exhibits introduced as evidence; maintains exhibits in a secure place; incorporates exhibits into case papers.

Utilizes a computer-aided transcription system in preparation of the verbatim record.

Suggests changes and improvements to procedures; orders and maintains equipment and supplies; performs related office tasks.

Maintains statistics and records concerning hearings and transcript production.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Successful completion of an accredited two-year course in court reporting.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of courtroom procedures.

Considerable knowledge of Missouri Supreme Court rules on preparation of transcripts.

Working knowledge of office management and record-keeping procedures.

Working knowledge of legal terminology, medical terminology, grammatical construction, punctuation and spelling.

Ability to take verbatim courtroom testimony with 95 percent accuracy at speeds varying between 180 and 225 words per minute.

Ability to work under courtroom pressure for long periods of time without rest.

Ability to fully utilize a computer-aided transcription system.

Ability to travel as necessary to cover hearings.

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