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Court Reporter

Tuesday, January 28, 2020  
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Location: Marshfield
Pay Range: JS010 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE): 40 Hours/Week
Minimum Salary: $60,072

Basic Functions and Responsibilities:
The Court Reporter is responsible for making a word-for-word transcript of legal proceedings. The verbatim documentation in criminal, civil and other court proceedings requires a professional who is highly skilled and trained in court reporting. This position is state funded. The employee in this position will work under the direct supervision of the Circuit Judge. The position will preferably be located in Marshfield; however, consideration will be given for other locations within the 30th Judicial Circuit. This position will require reimbursable travel among the five counties of the Circuit - Webster, Dallas, Polk, Hickory and Benton.

Characteristic Duties:
Record and preserve all courtroom proceedings through acceptable verbatim recording method, such as machine shorthand or steno mask.
Transcribe records of proceedings and provide accurate transcripts to those requesting the same within a reasonable time, contingent upon payments of fees.
Perform a variety of legal office support work including preparing letters, correspondence, forms and other documents; edit, proofread and correct written materials; maintain copies of documents; maintain, monitor and update files; generate reports; operate office equipment.
Perform courtroom duties, such as marking exhibits and making computer calendar entries.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be Certified Court Reporter (CCR) as provided by Rule 14 of the Missouri State Supreme Court Rules.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of personal computers and standard software applications related to court reporting work.
Knowledge of filing and electronic record keeping systems.
Knowledge of legal processes and terminology.
Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling; advanced skill in communicating effectively using the English language, both orally and in writing.
Skill in reading and preparing legal documents.
Skill in applying state statutes, rules and guidelines to perform essential functions of position.
Advanced skill in discretion and maintaining confidential information.
Advanced skill in successfully handling stress and working well with court professionals and the public.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to learn and apply policies, procedures and terminology affecting assigned functions.
Ability to plan, implement and follow an annual budget.
Advanced ability to work independently and follow instructions.

How to apply:
Individuals, including current judicial employees, interested in this position must register to complete a profile and submit an application prior to the application deadline. Individuals who have previously completed a profile and wish to be considered for this position must login to their profile and submit an application prior to the application deadline, if applicable. For more information, visit the Missouri Courts Careers web page (

Contact Information:
Judge Michael Hendrickson
(417) 468-2105