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Required social distancing guidelines will be adhered to during the selection and hiring process.

SALARY:    $31.45 – $40.14 Hourly

$2,515.85 – $3,210.92 Biweekly

$5,451.00 – $6,957.00 Monthly

$65,412.00 – $83,484.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/11/20

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


Required social distancing guidelines will be adhered to during the selection and hiring process.

Official Court Reporters receive a 4% stipend over the base pay for real-time reporting duties.

Transcription Rate:

Transcripts are billed pursuant to Government Code Section 69950: Folios are calculated by multiplying pages time 3.5.

Copies: $0.15 cents per folio (to the party who purchased the original); $0.20 cents per folio (to the party who did not purchase the original.)


Under the direction of the Court Administrative Manager and Supervising Court Reporter, an Official Court Reporter prepares the official verbatim record and related duties before the Superior Court as provided by Title 8, Chapter 5, and Article 9 of the California Government Code.

Court Reporters provide their own reporting and transcription equipment. Official Court Reporters maintain their own reporting notes (which are the official records of the Court) at a location designated by the Court. Transcripts are prepared on their own time and Court Reporters are paid separately for them. Official Court Reporters use computer-aided transcription.


  • Take and transcribe the verbatim record of court proceedings.
  • Perform real time reporting for the Bench Officers of Shasta County Superior Court
  • Prepare transcripts in proper legal form and within the timelines established by the California Rules of Court.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Bench Officers, Administrative Manager and Supervising Court Reporter.


Valid certification by the Court Reporters Board of California as a Certified Shorthand Reporter. Must demonstrate real-time proficiency by passing a two-voice, 180 word-per-minute real-time proficiency exam with a minimum accuracy rate of 95%.

Knowledge of:

  • Applicable federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and rules relating to court reporting services;
  • Complex legal, medical, technical, and administrative terminology, phraseology, documents, and procedures;
  • Local slang vocabulary;
  • Grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation;
  • Court reporting and transcription equipment; and
  • Courtroom procedures and protocol.

Ability to:

  • Make a verbatim record of court proceedings, often of a technical nature and at a high rate of speed;
  • Identify speakers properly;
  • Accurately reflect the introduction of exhibits or evidence;
  • Proficiently read back testimony in open court;
  • Promptly prepare transcripts of proceedings when appropriate;
  • Operate and maintain computerized transcription equipment and peripherals in good working condition;
  • Maintain confidential information where legal standards so require;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bench Officers and Court staff; and
  • Deal professionally and courteously with the bar and the general public.


Carefully complete your application, attach a copy of your CSR certification, and submit by the final filing date.

  • Complete all requested information fully.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed and your application will be rejected if you write statements such as “See/Refer to Resume” or “See Attached.”
  • It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess.
  • Minimum requirements must be met at the time of filing.
  • If you held multiple positions with the same employer, please list each job title and duties separately.
  • The Work Experience portion of your application profile should account for all employment within the last 10 years, including your current or most recent position. Include U.S. Military Service, self-employment, and relevant unpaid volunteer work.
  • Explain gaps between any employment periods by way of a separate attachment to the application.

Incomplete application materials, false statements, omission of a material fact, or partial information will result in disqualification.

A cover letter and resume are welcome, but are not accepted as a replacement for your application.

The Court reserves the right to modify the selection/examination process at its discretion.

If you submit multiple applications, ONLY your most recent application and attachments will be considered.

A qualifications appraisal committee will review applications and requested materials, and only the best-qualified candidates will be invited to test and interview for this position. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process.

All correspondence regarding the selection process is sent via email. You are responsible for checking your email account on a regular basis to find out the status of your application.

Shasta County Superior Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities by informing Human Resources in writing or by telephone at the time of application.

1500 Court Street, Room 106
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-6721

Valid certification by the Court Reporters Board of California as a Certified Shorthand Reporter.
Minimum Hourly Wage: 31.45
Maximum Hourly Wage: 40.14

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes