Court Reporter

  • Superior Court - Alameda County
  • Alameda, California
  • Nov 30, 2022
Full Time Court Administration
  • Salary: 49 USD

Job Description

Salary Range

$49.98 - $60.67

Job Description

The Superior Court of California, County of Alameda is accepting applications for the position of Court Reporter. Under direction, Court Reporter stenotypes a verbatim record of court proceedings; reads notes as requested; prepare transcripts; and performs other related duties as assigned.

A Court Reporter is a full-time, non-management position, with benefits. Employees are paid an hourly rate within the prescribed salary range noted above.

Possession of a current license in good standing issued by the State of California, Department of Consumers Affairs Certified Shorthand Reporters Board is required.

National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), Certified Realtime Reporter (CRR) certification or other real time reporting certifications are highly desired.

Vacancies will be filled at various court locations throughout Alameda County.

Employees appointed to a position of Court Reporter must be willing to travel and work throughout any of the court locations within the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda.

Hiring Bonus:

A bonus of $30,000 will be offered to all new, full-time official court reporters, to be paid out as follows:
  • $15,000 at hiring
  • $5,000 at the first anniversary of employment
  • $5,000 at the second anniversary of employment
  • $5,000 at the third anniversary of employment

Finder's Fee:

Any court employee who refers a court reporter candidate to the Court for employment is eligible for a $10,000 finder’s fee, paid in two installments. The first $5,000 finder’s fee installment will be paid the first full pay period after the court reporter’s start date. The second $5,000 finder’s fee installment will be paid after the court reporter passes their probationary period. The referring employee must be actively employed by the Court at the time of each finder’s fee installment to receive payment for that installment.

To be eligible for the finder’s fee, the candidate applying for the court reporter position must include the name of the employee who referred them at the time they submit their application to the Court.

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA):

Effective January 1, 2023, Court Reporters shall receive a 3% COLA.

Subject to appropriation, effective August 1, 2023, Court Reporters shall receive a 5% COLA.

Example of Duties

NOTE: The following are duties performed by employees in this classification; however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all listed duties.

1. Reports verbatim proceedings of all necessary judicial and court matters using stenographic equipment or computer-aided technology (CAT) with Real-time capability; reads back all of the official court record upon request.

2. Meets transcription deadlines in accordance with California Rules of Court and Penal Code 869e and 1203.01 and other applicable statutes as may be required; prepares certified transcripts as requested by judicial officers, attorneys and the public in a timely manner.

3. Maintains an accurate record of daily proceedings; and stores paper and electronic notes according to policy guidelines.

4. May provide secretarial support to the judicial officer; and types or prepares judicial documents, including judgments, decisions and jury instructions upon request.

5. May provide court reporter services in other courtrooms throughout Alameda County when regularly assigned court is not in session or due to operational necessity.

6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Possession of a current license in good standing issued by the State of California, Department of Consumers Affairs Certified Shorthand Reporters Board.

Knowledge of basic legal, medical and other terminology required for court proceedings; courtroom procedures and protocol; English usage, grammar, punctuation and spelling; transcript production procedures and practices; and personal CAT system.

Ability to write shorthand at a minimum of 200 words per minute with 97.5% accuracy; work independently; plan and organize work to meet statutory and non-statutory deadlines; prepare and deliver Court mandated and/or appeal transcripts and extensions within statutory timeframes, formatted in conformance with statutory requirements; establish and maintain effective working relationships with judges, staff, attorneys and the public.

LICENSE: A valid California Class "C" driver's license or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out essential job functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must own and maintain appropriate equipment for transcription of court proceedings.

This position includes a one-year probationary period. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of fingerprint check and the provision of appropriately identifying documents to certify eligibility to work in the United States.

Hiring Process

The hiring process will include the following components:
  • An initial screening of all application materials receivedincluding a completed application and supplemental questionnaire. A resume does not substitute for completing the application. An incomplete or partial application or supplemental questionnaire will result in disqualification.
  • A review of the completed application and supplemental questionnaire to select the best-qualified candidates for the oral panel interview process.
  • An oral interview that will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

The Court reserves the right to change the components of the examination process and may limit the number of candidates invited to the oral interview process to include only the best-qualified candidates should there be a large applicant pool.

The application and supplemental questionnaire are used to evaluate the candidate's qualifications. If you are interested in the opportunity, it is recommended that you submit your application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible since this recruitment may be closed at any time should the Court receive a sufficient number of qualified applicants.

If you require accommodation in the examination process because of disability, please call (510) 891-6021 to discuss.

Job Posting End Date

Open Until Filled

Base Pay


Job Address

Alameda, California United States View Map