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Official Certified Shorthand Reporter (D5 13046-037)

Date Posted
August 31, 2020
Full Time

Job Details


Monday, August 31, 2020

Position Title

Official Certified Shorthand Reporter


Polk County Justice Center
222 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309


$54,704.00 - $84,822.40 annually
Eligible for State of Iowa benefits

Position Summary

Court Reporter for the Fifth Judicial District, primarily assigned to work for Associate Probate Judge Block in Des Moines, Iowa (Polk County).  May be required to work for any Judicial Officer in the Fifth Judicial District per operational needs and may require travel.


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.  Prepares transcripts, performs general office work and provides 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.


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.

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

Please include resume, cover letter, and the Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment.

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Posting Close Date

Open until filled.



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