Court Reporter (Full Time & Part-Time)

Superior Court of CA, County of Merced   Merced, CA   Full-time     Legal
Posted on July 21, 2022

Under general supervision, this specialized clerical level position records and transcribes verbatim stenographic accounts of official court proceedings and performs other duties, as assigned.


The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  1. Records verbatim testimony and court proceedings (including exhibits, evidence, speakers, ) using stenographic equipment; asks judge for clarification of instructions, orders, or other actions to properly note the official record.
  2. Reads back all or portions of the official court proceedings upon instruction from the judge.
  3. Prepares accurate printed or magnetic media transcripts (including ASCII disks); reviews and certifies printed transcripts of court proceeding Prepares transcript billings to the court.
  4. Maintains a variety of electronic and paper files of that portion of the court record for which the reporter is directly responsible, prepares daily transcripts as needed, and provides transcripts of proceedings on request of parties or by order of the court within deadlines.
  5. Research legal reference materials for court reporting clarification.
  6. Responds appropriately to situation Follow verbal and written directions.
  7. Must be able to be flexible with work hours (ex: court proceedings, grand jury hearings) and work past 5:00p.m. when needed.  Attend training as offered and/or directed. Travel to off-site courts, as needed.
  8. Maintain professional appearance and demeanor.
  9. Follow Court Rules and Regulations, Safety Procedures, and Court Code of Ethics.
  10. Must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
  11. Must, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with co-workers, and management.
  12. Other duties as assigned.