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Court Reporter

  • Court Reporter
  • 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:
$39,312.00 – $62,904.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,638.00 – $2,621.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is specialized technical work providing certified court-reporting services for formal administrative hearings.

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/or other reporting equipment.

Marks exhibits introduced as evidence and maintains in a secure place; incorporates exhibits into case papers.

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

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

Maintains statistics and records concerning hearings and transcript production.

Exercises independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines; receives general administrative supervision.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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

Current certification as a court reporter by the Missouri State Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners.

Special Requirements

By assignment, a position may require possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

Ability to maintain certification as a court reporter in accordance with the Missouri State Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners.

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?

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of court reporting.

Intermediate knowledge of courtroom operations and procedures.

Intermediate knowledge of Missouri Supreme Court rules related to court reporting and preparation of transcripts.

Intermediate knowledge of office management and record-keeping procedures.

Intermediate knowledge of legal terminology, medical terminology, grammar, 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 concentrate and work under pressure for a prolonged period of time.

Ability to utilize a computer-aided transcription system.

Ability to organize work, meet schedules and deadlines, and maintain accurate files and records.

Ability to travel as necessary to cover hearings.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, judges, attorneys, and others encountered in the course of work.

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