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Friday, July 14, 2017

Position Title:

Official Certified Shorthand Reporter


Fifth Judicial District primarily assigned to work for District Court Judge Eliza Ovrom in the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

May be required to work for any Judicial Officer in the Fifth Judicial District per operational needs and may require travel.

Salary / Benefits:

Salary range $51,958.40 to $80,588.40.00 annually-Pay Grade 30. State of Iowa Benefits including IPERS retirement program; health, dental and life insurance; deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts plus paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school (GED); graduation from a school of court reporting with courses including legal and medical terminology, English, typing and law. Must be certified as a court reporter by the Iowa Board of Shorthand Reporters or become certified within six months of hire.


Takes court testimony and proceedings by shorthand reporting methods. Reads back court testimony and proceedings upon request. Makes verbatim typed records of such testimony and proceedings as required. Prepares transcripts, performs general office work and provide substantial clerical support for the court. Marks and records exhibits during court proceedings. Electronic document filing is required in all District 5 counties, so a high level of computer proficiency is essential. Performs related work as determined by the supervising judicial officer or the chief judge or his designee. Specific primary assignment(s) as designated by the District Court Administrator.

How to Apply:

Send resume, application and cover letter:

Sherrie Schuck, Executive Assistant

Polk County Courthouse, Room 410

500 Mulberry Street

Des Moines, IA 50309

or fax (515) 286-2141

Applications available on the Iowa Judicial Branch web site:

Closing Date:

Position is Open Until Filled. AA/EOE.

Please mail your resume to the address below.
Sherrie Schuck, Executive Assistant
Polk County Courthouse, Room 410
500 Mulberry Street
Des Moines , IA   50309
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