Court Reporter I or Court Reporter II (CRR, FCRR)

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Court Reporter I or Court Reporter II (CRR, FCRR)

External Job Posting Date
October 15, 2021
Court Reporter I $51,604.94 OR Court Reporter II $59,739.03 (CRR) Year
City of Job Vacancy
Omaha NE
Deputy Administrator for Court Services Division Amy E. Prenda

$1,500 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch! The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers benefits to include medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch adheres to Veterans Preference Laws.

The Nebraska Supreme Court is accepting applications for three Official Court Reporter I’s or Court Reporter II’s in our Douglas County District Court. Official Court Reporters must be competent in the making, preserving, transcribing and delivery of a verbatim record of trials and other proceedings using machine shorthand (stenographic court reporter) or use of a digital recorder supplemented by logging procedures. An Official Court Reporter is under the direct supervision of the judge and shall perform such duties as may be necessary, assigned and directed by the judge. The Official Court Reporter is an at-will employee.

Applicants must demonstrate competency by meeting the testing requirements as set out in the Nebraska Supreme Court Rules regarding Court Reporting Personnel.  Court Reporting Personnel. Official Court Reporters are eligible for a salary increase at the end of the provisional period.  Official Court Reporters may also engage in freelance reporting activities (e.g., depositions, mental health hearings, grand jury investigation) and are entitled to additional compensation for preparing bills of exceptions and transcriptions.    

Official Court Reporters who would like to work for the Nebraska Judicial Branch and are not interested in doing freelance court reporting are given the option of having the Judicial Branch purchase and keep updated all of their equipment and software. For stenographic official court reporters, this includes providing you with a laptop, docking station, monitor(s), steno machine, software (Eclipse by Advantage Software or Case CATalyst by Stenograph, LLC), microphone and/or handheld device for making a backup digital audio recording of court proceedings, and secure cloud backup.  For digital official court reporters, this includes, audio recording system (laptop/PC, docking station, microphones (s), mixer, monitor (s), and audio recording software (Liberty Recorder).

Jobs begin as soon as possible upon appointment of replacement judges. Positions are open until filled.  Please send resume, references and certification(s) to:

Deputy Administrators for Court Services Division

Amy E. Prenda