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Official Certified Shorthand Reporter (D7 13046 Scott)

Date Posted
October 13, 2021
Full Time

Job Details


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Position Title

Official Certified Shorthand Reporter


Scott County Courthouse
400 W 4th St
Davenport, IA 52801


$55,307.20 - $85,758.40 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

Court Reporter for the Seventh Judicial District, primarily assigned to work for District Associate Judges Christine Dalton, Cheryl Traum, Korie Talkington and Michael Motto in Davenport, Iowa. The position will work in all five counties in the Seventh Judicial District, including Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, and may be assigned to work with any judicial officer as needed. Compensation includes base salary plus transcript income and State of Iowa benefit package.


Takes court testimony and proceedings by shorthand reporting methods. Reads back court testimony and proceedings upon request. Makes verbatim typed record of testimony and proceedings as required. Marks and records exhibits during court proceedings. Prepares transcripts, performs general office work and provides substantial clerical support for the court. Performs related work as determined by the supervising judicial officer, the Chief Judge or his or her designee.


Graduation from an accredited high school (or high school equivalency); 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 one year of hire. Current RPRs are only required to take and pass the written portion of the Iowa exam.
Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.


Contact Information

How to Apply

All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed "Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment" to:

Kathy Gaylord, District Court Administrator 
400 West Fourth Street
Davenport, IA  52801


Posting Close Date

This position will remain open until filled. However, for primary consideration, application materials must be received by Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.



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