Court Reporter - Real Time

This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System.

Recruitment #040422-J65401-20300

Summary Statement

This employee is responsible for the verbatim stenographic reporting and transcription of trials, oral arguments, hearings and conferences within the Superior Court under the general supervision of the Chief Court Reporter; will have contact with court personnel, parties, witnesses, the public and attorneys from law firms, private industry and government agencies for the purpose of confirming quoted material, obtaining spellings of technical terms and proper names, and anything else necessary to assure absolute accuracy and completeness of the verbatim record; and must be able to work as part of a team in an extremely busy office with a large volume of daily and expedited transcript requests.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Please address each item separately on the Minimum Qualifications page of the application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Applicants must meet each of the following qualifications. Failure in any one area will result in a rating of "not qualified." Resumes may not be substituted for the application.

  • Graduation from a court reporting school or a university or college having a court reporting curriculum; and/or from an accredited online court reporting curriculum including or supplemented by courses in standard stenographic methods of taking testimony and dictation and specialized training in reporting and transcribing judicial proceedings involving experts in highly technical professions, businesses and industries.
  • Experience as a stenographic reporter recording and transcribing verbatim proceedings of judicial or quasi-judicial hearings, conferences, and meetings in a court system.
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively, both verbally and in writing. 

Additional Posting Information

  • Travel to all locations as required.
  • Please do not submit copies of evaluations, letters of reference, training certificates, or college transcripts unless requested. 
  • If supplemental information is requested by the posting, be sure to include it when you submit your application prior to the closing date. 
  • Applications or additional information will not be accepted after the closing date.
  • Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by the application. 

License,Registrations and Certifications

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Registered Professional Reporter (RPR) licensing from the National Court Reporters Association and maintain said licensing throughout duration of employment.
  • Possession of a CAT real-time capable system at the time of hire.
  • Candidate must submit to and pass an in-house real-time test during the probationary period.
  • Applicant must be real-time proficient upon date of hire. 

Conditions of Hire

Conditions of Employment:
  • A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire and to maintain employment.
  • Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment. 
  • Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of hire and through the duration of employment. 
  • This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for the collective bargaining and other work-related purposes.  


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

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