Idaho Judicial Branch
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0101
Court Reporter (Cassia County)
Open for Recruitment: June 24, 2016 - Open until further notice
Announcement # NONCLS072897
$22.87 - $25.55/per hour (DOE & Certification)
-Plus Competitive Benefits!
SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
Fifth Judicial District
General Position Summary:
Provides verbatim reporting and transcribing of court proceedings, hearings and conferences. This position is located in Burley, Idaho reporting for Judge Michael Crabtree in Cassia County.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: (The examples provided do not cover all the duties which the incumbent in this position may be required to perform.)
Reports verbatim proceedings of District Court—whether trials, hearings, proceedings, or conferences—by shorthand, stenotype, or other methods
Transcribes proceedings into accurate transcripts for purposes of appeal or by order of the court
Identifies participants by name to facilitate reporting and reads aloud statements of participants as requested during proceedings
Prepares and distributes transcripts and related documents
Reviews transcripts for technical accuracy
Reviews documents for compliance to standards set by Idaho Court rules
Provides court reporter coverage for other judges
Serves on committees as needed and attends meetings and training as required
Performs other duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Graduation from an accredited school of reporting or associate degree in reporting and six months experience verbatim shorthand reporting and transcribing
- Certification by the Idaho Certified Shorthand Reporters Board as a Certified Shorthand Reporter, or C.S.R.
- Strong preference may be given to court reporters who are real-time capable or certified, are Registered Professional Reporters, and/or hold national certification
- Pursuant to the Certified Shorthand Reporters Act, Idaho Code Section 54-3101, et seq., a district court reporter must be a certified shorthand reporter as defined in the act.
- If you are not certified in Idaho, you must contact the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licensing at www.ibol.idaho.gov to apply for temporary certification. You are also required to apply to test for regular certification under Section 54-3101, Idaho Code, within thirty days of appointment.
- Court Reporters are not allowed to report court proceedings until they are certified in Idaho or have been issued a temporary license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling
Knowledge of legal terminology and procedures, citation formats, and requirements of the Idaho Court rules
Skill in organization to permit the production of transcripts within strict time limitations
Skill in working well under pressure
Ability to operate a personal computer with standard applications in a Windows environment
Ability to operate equipment in an office setting
Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner and promote harmonious working relationships with others including the general public
Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to maintain confidentiality, professional appearance, and demeanor at all times
Ability to be tactful and courteous when dealing with the public, some of whom may be irate or under stress
Ability to travel as required
Please note that this is an at-will position serving at the pleasure of the supervising judge and that employment may not continue beyond the tenure of the incumbent judge. Court reporters serve under a strict code of confidentiality, are subject to assignment by the Administrative District Judge, and must comply with the Idaho Court rules.
Court reporters retain transcript income at the statutory rate, which is currently $3.25/page, and may perform freelance work.
Please additionally note that the Idaho Courts reserve the right, at the discretion of the appropriate appointing authority, to waive any of the minimum qualifications for those applicants whose general or specific qualifications would otherwise qualify the applicant for the position or lead the appointing authority to believe that the applicant is capable of performing the assigned duties and fulfilling the assigned responsibilities. Application Instructions: