Date:  Feb 1, 2024


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Requisition No: 818153 

Agency: State Courts System

Working Title: COURT REPORTER II - 22010447

 Pay Plan: State Courts System

Position Number: 22010447 

Salary:  $69,705.64 Annually* 

Posting Closing Date: 02/29/2024 

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Job Location

Twelfth Judicial Circuit; Sarasota, Florida


Job Description


The Twelfth Judicial Circuit has an opening for an Official Court Reporter to be based in Sarasota County. The essential function of the position is to stenographically record felony court proceedings, provide Realtime to judges daily, and produce transcripts on a timely basis.  The position is responsible for reporting court proceedings, performing research and proofreading and editing reported proceedings in order to produce quality transcripts. The position works under the general supervision of the Court Reporting Manager.


The position requires someone who is self-motivated, has a keen eye for detail and completes assignments timely. All Official Court Reporters are paid a monthly salary but are not paid appearance fees or for transcripts. However, a Diamante writer, laptop, maintenance of equipment, CAT software, and current updates are all provided.  Also included are standard State of Florida government employee benefits.


Examples of Work Performed


Records court proceedings stenographically utilizing a Stenograph Diamante and Case Catalyst software;


Reads back segments of proceedings from either stenographic notes or Realtime translation;  


Transcribes and edits stenographic or Realtime notes to transcript form in compliance with applicable standards, regulations, and statutes;


Proofreads transcripts to verify correct spelling of names, places, medical, scientific, and legal terms; researches information as required to ensure accuracy of information;


Prints and binds certified completed transcripts, and backs up transcripts for archiving purposes;


Archives digital stenographic notes; maintains, updates, and edits personal dictionary; and maintains accurate logs of each day’s proceedings;


Travels to courthouses within the circuit to perform duties, as may be required; 


Completes and submits statistical reports to designated personnel.


Education and Training Guidelines


Associate's degree; or


Equivalent of two years of college or vocational school education in court reporting is required.   


Requires a valid certificate as a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) or higher.  Realtime Reporter capability is required, and

Realtime certification is preferred.


Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Certification is required at time of hire.




 Ability to stenographically report using Case Catalyst software and Realtime technology;

Ability to hook up cables and troubleshoot with Realtime technology;

Ability to record testimony at the standard required speed and accuracy; 

Ability to edit and translate stenographic notes, proofread transcripts, verify the correct spelling of names, places, and terms;

Ability to print and bind completed transcripts; back up transcripts to archives; archive notes and dockets;

Ability to interact professionally and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisors, co-workers, government officials, and the public; 

Ability to work in fast-paced, automated environment with many interruptions;

In addition to the ability to use basic office equipment, this position also calls for computer skills: the ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office products and Microsoft Outlook; searching the Internet; and the ability to learn and use new program software.


Special Comments


Multiple positions will be filled. Positions available immediately. Job location is Sarasota County Judicial Center.


Open Until Filled - applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.


*If you do not submit a State of Florida application, you will not be considered.


If you have submitted a State of Florida application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past 12 months, please indicate – you will not be required to submit a new application.


*Salary will include a Competitive Area Differential (CAD) pay additive monthly amount of $205.00.


*Salary is non-negotiable.


*State employees are paid on the last workday of each month.


*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.


*Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) Certification is required at time of hire.


The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance.


The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency.  The successful applicant will be fingerprinted for the purpose of conducting a criminal history record check.


In accordance with Section 110.205(2)(c), Florida Statutes, positions with the Florida State Courts System (judicial branch) are not covered under the Career Service System.


How to Apply


For additional information and to apply, visit the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website


Submit the completed state employment application located on the Circuit’s website.  


Submit a current cover letter and resume is encouraged.


Submit by e-mail to the address; or


Submit by mail to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Human Resources Manager, Post Office Box 48927, Sarasota, Florida 34230; or by Fax to (941) 861-7904.


The state employment application must be received to be considered.


If you have submitted a state employment application directly to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit within the past twelve months, please indicate – you will not be required to submit a new application.


For additional information about the job advertised contact Heather Blanton by phone at 941-749-3600, extension 1791; or by e-mail at the address


The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex or gender, religion or creed, national origin, age, marital status, genetic, disability, or political opinions or affiliations.


We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.


If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.


Persons using a TTY or TDD may call the contact person through the FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE: Voice is 1-800-955-8770, TDD is 1-800-955-8771, NATIONAL RELAY SERVICE is 711.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa