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Court Reporter - PerDiem




Court Stenographers








Performs technical stenographic duties in taking and transcribing verbatim notes of legal proceedings.


Record verbatim testimony in courtroom proceedings using a stenotype machine and computer-aided transcription software.   Accurately transcribe verbatim testimony of civil, criminal, orphans’ court and other miscellaneous proceedings and prepare a complete and accurate transcript of such proceedings as requested.

  • Must possess realtime-writing capability.The reporter is required to be on the most-current version of editing software to enable setting up a realtime session in the courtroom and providing the same to the Court.
  • Certify the accuracy of transcriptions.
  • Be capable, when called upon, to read from stenographic notes.
  • File and answer correspondence in a timely fashion using Microsoft Word.
  • Produce accurate and timely reports to Chief Court Reporter.
  • Maintain accurate financial records, files, and schedules for all court proceedings and be able to produce them when called upon to do so.Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of an accredited court reporting school with certificate/degree that applicant takes verbatim dictation at 180 wpm (literary); 200 wpm (jury charge); and 225 wpm (Q & A).These are the minimum standards for the RPR exam.Preference given to candidates with RPR and CRR certifications.
  • Excellent English grammar and punctuation skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of office management and recordkeeping procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of legal and medical terminology.
  • Minimum of two years court-reporting experience including realtime.
  • Reporter to own computer-aided stenotype machine and software.Must maintain all equipment in excellent working order and keep said equipment and software up to date during tenure of employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use upper-body large and small muscle groups for extended periods of time, including, but not limited to, using hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Human Resources - Bucks County Courthouse Complex
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 215-348-6546

Neshaminy Manor
1660 Easton Road
Warrington, PA. 18976
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 215-345-3205

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