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21-22 Official Court Reporter

U.S. District Court : Ohio Southern District

This is a Full-time position in Columbus, OH posted September 30, 2021.

September 22, 2021

Vacancy Announcement Number – 21-22

Official Court Reporter – Certified Realtime Reporter (Full-Time Permanent)

Duty Station – Columbus Courthouse – 85 Marconi Blvd. – one vacancy

Salary & Appointment Level: Dependent upon qualifications and experience

Level 3 – $94,090 (CRR);

Level 4 – $98,366 (CRR & RMR);

*Level 5 – $102,644 (current Federal Judiciary Court Reporters hired before 10/11/2009 only)

Plus, Authorized Transcript Fees

Appointment Level 3 has future promotion potential to Level 4 without further advertisement.

Open until filled with first preference given to complete applicant packets received by:

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Qualified applicants must submit an applicant packet which includes: a letter of interest, a current/detailed resume, an Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment – Form AO 78 (02/20), available on the court website,

and a copy of the merit certificate and realtime certificate. The Continuing Education Transcript Report is not an accepted substitution for copies of the certificates of merit and realtime.

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio is seeking applicants for an Official Court Reporter – Certified Realtime Reporter position. Official Court Reporters report directly to the Case Management Supervisor and to the District Judge to whom the court reporter is primarily assigned. Official Court Reporters serve the Court en banc and not a particular Judge. However, it is the Court’s objective to have one Official Court Reporter assigned primarily to the work for each district judge. Official Court Reporters must adhere to the requirements of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and the Court Reporter’s Manual published by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. This position involves attending and recording verbatim reporting of proceedings, completing record-keeping forms, documenting the information contained in reports, as well as maintaining and safeguarding records until their disposition according to the statutory requirements and Judicial Conference policy.

Job Requirements:

  • Attending and recording verbatim reporting of proceedings held before the U.S. District Judges and Magistrate Judges and for the transcription of those proceedings upon request. 
  • Ability to read back all or any portions of the court record, to perform well under pressure, to produce transcripts within strict time limitations, and to work as part of a team of reporters for the Judges of the Court.
  • Knowledge, skill and ability to produce accurate, simultaneous realtime transcription utilizing computer-aided translation.
  • Familiarity with and adherence to all requirements of the Court Reporter Management Plan for the District.
  • Determine billing and formats which comply with the Judicial Conference requirements.
  • Delivering and/or mailing prepared official transcripts
  • Certifying and filing the original transcripts with the Clerk of Court.
  • Maintain accurate and legible records which are subject to audits.
  • Preparation and filing of all Administrative Office reports.
  • Responding timely to official correspondence. Compliance with all administrative duties assigned by his or her manager and the Court.
  • Responsible for providing and maintaining his or her own court compatible equipment and software, e.g. computer, a display writer, cable, realtime software.
  • Occasional travel within the District.
  • Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or at any time outside normal working hours as determined by the Court as stated in the Court Reporter Management Plan for the District.