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Court Reporter

County of Blair
Altoona, PA
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Court Administration seeks a court reporter for the Court of Common Pleas to round out a team of five. Our hire takes and transcribes verbatim testimony in a variety of court proceedings, and performs related clerical duties. Essential functions also include preparing verbatim record of court proceedings, preparing court transcripts, and maintaining record of all transcripts, notes, and bills as required by court rules and regulations.


Qualified candidates must hold a high school diploma or GED and have two years' relevant work experience in addition to demonstrated, documented proficiency needed to meet PA Supreme Court requirements for speed, accuracy, and audible clarity as well as meeting the qualifications as stated for a court reporter in the Rules of Judicial Administration, Rule 4004, which are:

Voice writing proceeding recording at a 95% accuracy level as the following speeds:

- Literary at 180 words per minute

- Jury charge at 200 words per minute

- Two-voice question and answer at 225 words per minute

Candidates must be fluent in English, possess visual and hearing acuity, be comfortable insisting on recording clarity, and maintain confidentiality. Previous courtroom experience is preferred.

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Competitive benefits package for this union-eligible position starts first of the month following 30 calendar days and includes 90% employer-paid PPO healthcare with vision and three-tier prescription components, pension plan, public employer's equivalent of 401(K), term life insurance, short-term disability, sick time, a menu of voluntary benefits that includes dental and Aflac, 14 annual paid holidays, and other time-off provisions. Starting wage is $16.30/hour x 35-hour workweek. Approximately $20,000 to $25,000 a year in additional wages are possible from typing transcripts and court orders at $2.50 per page. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


County of Blair

Altoona, PA
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Posted date

17 days ago

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