Court Reporter


Career Opportunity #19-NV-08

Position:Certified Realtime Official Court Reporter
Full-Time position with benefits
Salary:$80,493 annual starting salary; or
$84,518 annual with merit certification; or
$88,542 annual with realtime certification; or
$92,567 annual with realtime and merit certifications
Opens:August 23, 2019
Closes:Until filled
Duty Station:Las Vegas, Nevada


The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has an opening for a Certified Realtime Official Court Reporter.  The District of Nevada is headquartered in Las Vegas with an office in Reno.  It includes five district judges, six senior district judges, seven magistrate judges, one recalled magistrate judge and 127 employees.  Whether launching or continuing a career in public service, the Clerk’s Office for the U.S. District Court of Nevada is a great place to work with competitive salaries and benefits, a flex-time work schedule that promotes a work-life balance, access to a fitness center, and the opportunity to work with colleagues committed to fulfilling the important mission of administering justice in an efficient and effective manner.                                                                   

Representative Duties

  • The Official Court Reporter attends and records verbatim by computer-aided technology all testimony for civil and criminal court proceedings.
  • Provide Realtime translation of court proceedings to the judge’s computer monitor and delivery of Realtime translation to the judge following adjournment.
  • At the request of a party or by order of the Court, the Court Reporter provides transcripts within the time frames and at the applicable per page rates in accordance with the regulations of the Judicial Conference.
  • Additionally, Court Reporters are responsible for determining that billings and formats comply with Judicial Conference requirements.
  • Court Reporters must adhere to the requirements of the Court Reporter Management Plan of this District and maintain accurate, legible records which are subject to audits.
  • This position also involves 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.
  • Court reporters may be required to travel occasionally within the district.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least four years of prime court reporting experience in the freelance field of service or in other courts or a combination of both.
  • On the registry of professional reporters of the National Court Reporters Association or passed an equivalent qualifying examination.
  • Experience with computer-aided transcription (CAT) software or windows-based program.
  • Candidate must possess unquestioned integrity, trustworthiness, character, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; demonstrate sound and mature problem- solving skills and judgment in handling sensitive material; exhibit a professional and positive demeanor and a customer-focused attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as a Realtime Reporter by having completed the Certified Realtime Reporter examination offered by the National Court Reporters Associations or having passed an equivalent qualifying examination.


Employees of the U.S. District Courts are not included in the government’s Civil Service classification. They serve under “excepted appointments” and are considered “at will” employees.  They are entitled to the same benefits as other federal government employees which include:

∙ Thirteen days of paid vacation per year for the first three years of employment which increases incrementally after the first three years. 

∙ Thirteen days of paid sick leave per year which can accumulate and be converted to time-in-service for retirement benefits.

∙ Participation in a retirement program including a 401k with matching contributions.

∙ Participation in the federal health insurance program of your choice.

∙ Participation in a group life insurance program (optional).

∙ Participation in a group dental and vision (optional). 

∙ Participation in a flexible spending account for medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis (optional).

∙ A minimum of ten (10) paid holidays per year.

NOTE: Nevada does not have a state income tax.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter summarizing related skills and interest in this position, 2) a resume 3) certifications and 4) an AO78, application for Federal Judicial Employment, via email to:  The AO78 Application form and a summary of Federal Judiciary Benefits can be located at

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a six-month probationary period. Skill and knowledge testing will be administered to candidates that do not have their Realtime certification and progress beyond the initial interview process.  All judiciary employees are required to adhere to the Judicial Code of Conduct.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the United States.  This position requires mandatory electronic fund transfer for payment of net pay.  Participation in the interview process will be at the applicants own expense and relocation expenses will not be provided. The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without other notice.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity Employer.