Current Job Opportunity


February 3, 2014

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Court Reporter II

Job Location

Eighth Circuit Court, Gainesville, Florida

Salary Range

$4,370.40 - $8,801.99

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to stenographically record court proceedings and produce transcripts. The position is responsible for recording court proceedings, performing research, proofreading and editing recorded proceedings to produce transcripts, and assisting with training of other departmental personnel. The position works under general supervision independently developing work methods and sequences.  This position provides services in all counties of the Eighth Judicial Circuit.

Education and Training Guidelines

Associate’s degree or the equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in computer operations, medical/legal terminology, court reporting, paralegal or a closely related field and four years of related experience.  Court experience and/or current realtime writer a plus.

Must be a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) and maintain membership in the National Court Reporting Association (NCRA).  Must have experience with computer-aided translation (CAT) software.  Eclipse preferred.  Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of RPR certification.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of Florida State Court system, current courtroom policies and procedures and relevant Florida Statutes preferred.
  • Ability to stenographically write testimony at a minimum rate of at least 225 words per minute with a 98% correct translation rate in realtime.
  • Excellent knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling skills.
  • Ability to work independently, to organize and coordinate projects, to keep detailed and accurate records and maintain files.
  • Attend and stenographically report, in realtime, court proceedings while simultaneously audio recording all proceedings reported.  Maintain stenograph notes on file for future transcription.
  • Produce accurate transcripts of all proceedings reported, providing rough drafts or final copy t parties, as requested.


Data Responsibility:

Refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.


Reports on activities and results of major events.


People Responsibility:

Refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.


Assets Responsibility:

Refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for materials, equipment, or small amounts of money.


Mathematical Requirements:

Deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.


Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.


Communications Requirements:

Involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads and interprets advanced professional materials; writes extremely complex transcripts; speaks to high level professionals.


Complexity of Work:

Addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.


Impact of Decisions:

Refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other work units or citizens.


Equipment Usage:

Refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

Leads or handles machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as stenograph machines, laptops or recorders.


Safety of Others:

Refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

Requires some responsibility for safety of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety.

Special Comments

Salary is $52,444.80/annually.  Hiring at base is normal.  State of Florida health, life, dental, vision, supplemental and retirement benefits are offered.

How to Apply

A State of Florida Employment Application and verification of education is required.  This position is open until filled.  Please submit required documents via email to, or via mail to Human Resources Manager, Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse, 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601.  For special accommodations to participate in the selection process, please call 352-337-6237 (Office & TDD). The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check. EOE.