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Court Reporter

at San Diego Superior Court

Pay: $80350.40 to $101774.40/year
Salary : $38.63 - $48.93 Hourly $3,090.40 - $3,914.40 Biweekly $6,695.87 - $8,481.20 Monthly $80,350.40 - $101,774.40 Annually
Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1347244
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Court Reporter
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 02/04/16 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$38.63 - $48.93 Hourly
$3,090.40 - $3,914.40 Biweekly
$6,695.87 - $8,481.20 Monthly
$80,350.40 - $101,774.40 Annually
Job Type:Permanent - Full-Time
Location:San Diego Superior Court, California
Department:Central Court Reporters
Examination No. 16-017

San Diego Superior Court is establishing a new Court Reporter eligible list, which may be used to fill current and future Court Reporter vacancies in all court locations as they occur and are approved to be filled.

Additional premium pay is available for realtime skills.


Court reporters are responsible for recording and compiling a verbatim official record of all courtroom proceedings in machine shorthand; providing read back of previously spoken testimony as requested; researching medical, legal, and technical terminology and case citations; developing and modifying custom software dictionaries; utilizing computer-aided transcription equipment to prepare transcripts in accordance with prescribed formats and deadlines; and certifying final transcripts.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE should have the following:

Laws, regulations and practices relating to court reporting and transcription; legal terminology, court operations and courtroom procedure; courtroom etiquette and conventions; court reporting computer software; English grammar, spelling, filing and arithmetic; modern office methods, procedures, terms, and equipment.

Simultaneously listen to and make verbatim record of court proceedings; pay attention to conversational detail; operate and maintain reporting and/or computer equipment; work in presence of court audience; apply technical procedures involving codes, specialized vocabulary, legal forms, and organization of data; edit documents for inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, and grammar; establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, peers and the general public.


Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) certificate issued by the California Department of Consumers Affairs Court Reporters Board.
Own and maintain appropriate equipment for transcription of court proceedings.
A California driver's license requirement will be reviewed on a position basis in accordance with ADA regulations.
See Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR) Certificate requirement below.


Qualified individuals must submit an online San Diego Superior Court application. Please go to and click on the "Employment" link. At the Job Opportunities page, click on the position that you are interested in and then click on the "Apply" link.

New users of the NEOGOV online application system will need to set up a user account. A step-by-step Online Employment Application Guide may be found by clicking on the "How to Apply" link in the Applicant Login page.


An unaltered copy of your current and valid California CSR certificate AND current resume must be included as a JPEG or PDF attachment in the "Attachments" section of your job application.


Online applications will be accepted on a continuous basis. However, this recruitment may close at any time without notice.


Qualified candidates will be placed on the Court Reporter eligible list based on an evaluation of information provided in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. The top candidates will be invited to participate in a selection interview as positions become available. 

Placement on the eligible list does NOT guarantee that all candidates will be contacted by the department hiring manager for interviews.

The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an implied or expressed contract, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked at any time. The requirements stated represent only the minimum required to file an application. Meeting the listed requirements does not guarantee an applicant will qualify.