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Coconino County Superior Court

Official Court Reporter


Coconino County – Where opportunities are as vast as our landscapes.

Do you have three years’ experience as a court reporter?  Do you want to join a dedicated team that supports the Superior Court of Arizona in Coconino County? Coconino County Superior Court is recruiting for an Official Court Reporter. This position uses computerized stenotype equipment to prepare verbatim records of legal proceedings, prepares and distributes accurate transcripts in required format within a specified timeframe, prepares and maintains records, reports and more. Salary incentives are offered for certifications beyond RPR.  We offer an excellent benefits package, to include medical, dental and vision; paid time off and sick time.  Additional transcript income of $10,000-$20,000 is typical.  If you are seeking employment satisfaction, a sense of pride in your work and the knowledge that your daily efforts have a direct impact on the community and are in pursuit of a collaborative work environment where diversity is embraced and accomplishments are celebrated, we look forward to seeing your application for our Official Court Reporter position! EOE


Typical Duties

• Uses computerized stenotype equipment to prepare verbatim records of legal proceedings

• Prepares and distributes accurate transcripts in required format within specified timeframe

• Reads back from court record during proceedings or prepares rough draft transcripts for court use

• Maintains stenographic records in such a way that they are readily accessible for the period of time required by law

• Purchases and maintains a personal reference library and utilizes online reference sources

• Purchases and maintains software, hardware and supplies necessary for the performance of court reporting

• Hires support staff as necessary

• Prepares and maintains records and reports

• Performs related duties

Essential functions 

This position includes but is not limited to: sitting in court or at desk for machine shorthand writing and transcription; working with and around other court staff, clerk's staff, attorneys, defendants and the public; dealing with interruptions from co-workers, phones and unscheduled hearings; repetitive motion hand/wrist for machine shorthand writing and transcription; vision acuity (near / far) for computer and courtroom work; hearing for courtroom testimony, etc.; touch for shorthand, and computer work.


Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience as a court reporter, OR any combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.


Additional Requirements

Effective January 1, 2003, all court reporters in Arizona are subject to certification and must have Standard Certification or Provisional Standard Certification. The Court Reporter Standard Certification Program, operated by the Arizona Supreme Court, provides statewide certification for persons in Arizona who are qualified to be certified.



$25.11/hour - $28.88/hour

*The County provides a 2% salary increase for each

higher level court reporter certifications (RMR, CRR, RDR)*


For more information and how to apply please visit http://coconino.az.gov/843/Job-Openings


Coconino County Superior Court, 200 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001





400 Lomas NW (Third Floor/Room 325)

Albuquerque, NM 87102


J O B  A N N O U N C E M E N T



Position #372




RANGE:                                             Range HH/II; $19.231 hourly (80% compa-ratio) to $24.039 hourly (100% compa-ratio)

Current Employees Refer to NM Judicial Branch Personnel Rules


WORKING DAYS/HOURS:               Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Subject to change or as assigned)


CLOSING DATE:                               POSITION POSTED UNTIL FILLED


TO APPLY:                                        Apply at or send application or resume supplemental form and proof of education and certifications to the above address. Applications not including copies of information requested on the employment application will be rejected.         


OTHER:                         Completion of a post offer background check will be required.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under supervision, make an accurate, verbatim stenographic record of court proceedings.


EDUCATION: Associates Degree in court reporting or completion of a Court Reporter training program.  Completion of a New Mexico Court Reporter training program.


EDUCATION SUBSTITUTION: High school diploma or GED and any combination of experience, training, and/or education that demonstrates reasonable proficiency in making verbatim records of judicial or related proceedings by means of machine shorthand, as specified in the New Mexico Rule 22-203.


EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of reporting experience in a court or legal setting.




LICENSURE: New Mexico Certified Court Reporters (CCR) License [to be renewed annually].


OTHER: Completion of a post offer background check will be required.


KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of machine shorthand; state-of- the-art stenographic hardware and software for capturing and producing the stenographic record; proper English usage, grammar, vocabulary and spelling; extensive vocabulary including legal, technical and medical terminology; courtroom procedures; statutes and rules governing the recording of judicial procedures; rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure; rules of Appellate Procedure; State Records and Retention Statute as it related to court reporting; the New Mexico Court Reporters Board Code of Professional Conduct; the difference between providing information and legal advice; litigation support software; legal research methods; general office practices and equipment (i.e., telephone, printer, copier, fax, scanner, and calculator).


SOFTWARE/HARDWARE: The Court provides Eclipse Software; the Employee provides Writer and Hardware.


SKILL & ABILITY:  Skill in being attentive to details; stenographic reporting and transcribing; concentration fully, remaining alert and neutral in court proceedings; maintain confidentiality; communicating in a courteous and professional manner with judges; the public, attorneys, jurors and all other parties involved in cases; understanding written and oral instructions; managing time effectively while handling a high-volume workload in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and high stress; knowing when to seek assistance; operating a stenograph machine in excess of 225 wpm with 95% accuracy; conducting legal research; utilizing computer software application (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, court case management system, transcription, e-mail and Internet); troubleshooting errors with transcription equipment; maintaining dictionaries; providing good customer service; using common sense; filing and typing.  Ability to sit and report uninterrupted for long periods of time while maintaining complete concentration; maintain composure while listening to difficult , sensitive and emotional issues; convert shorthand to written transcripts; utilize legal software; organize and prioritize workload; understand complex and technical terminology; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse parties; respond appropriately to stressful situations involving distraught, angry or emotional persons; be informative without giving legal advice; multi-task; meet deadlines under pressure; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; work as a member of a team; show diplomacy; receive and follow directions ; apply relevant policies and procedures to assigned work; and provide equal services regardless of the race, national origin, gender, religion, physical abilities or socioeconomic status.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in an often fast paced and stressful work environment in an office or court setting.  The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to assigned work schedule.  The employee must regularly interact positively with co-workers, supervisors, managers, judges and the public; work under severe time constraints and meet multiple demands from several people.  The activities of this job may require uninterrupted periods of continuous stenographic reporting.  The work performed requires frequent use of computers, repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as manual/finger dexterity.  The employee must be able to walk, talk, hear, climb ladders, kneel, stoop; move, lift, pull and carry up to 25 pounds, work overtime and flexible work hours including weekends and holidays and travel occasionally. The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time.  The employee may be exposed to fluctuating building and outdoor temperature; mental fatigue; hostile or violent situations that may arise when dealing with individuals involved in court cases; exposed to disturbing or hazardous court exhibits and contagious health conditions.       




Annual and sick leave are accrued by regular, full-time employees at the rate of 4.62 hours annual and 3.69 hours sick leave, per bi-weekly pay period.  A total of ten paid holidays per calendar year.


Group Health Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO)

Presbyterian Health Regional Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

The Health Insurance Plans provide comprehensive services for you and your family for illness and injury

(not arising in connection with your employment).


Group Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance

$50,000 of Basic Life, $50,000 of Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Short and Long Term Disability Insurance.


Group Dental Insurance

Delta Dental

The dental option provides preventive, basic, major, or orthodontic dental care and treatment.


Group Vision Insurance

Davis Vision

The plan is designed to provide for regular eye examinations and benefits toward vision care expenses including glasses or contact lenses.


Public Employees' Retirement Association

Employees of affiliated public employers are required to become members of the P.E.R.A. as a condition of their employment.  The contribution amount is 8.92 percent of your gross bi-weekly earnings. Voluntary retirement is attained with 30 or more years of credited service, at any age.


*All benefits are subject to change.


Equal Opportunity Employer


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