Electronic Court Reporter I

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

Recruitment #081622-U65404-20300

Summary Statement

This is the first level in the series. This position is responsible for making a verbatim record of court proceedings using audio recording equipment and providing administrative support to a judicial officer.

Career Ladder

This is a Career Ladder series. Incumbents underfilling as an Electronic Court Reporter I will be considered for promotion to the Electronic Court Reporter II level after meeting the minimum qualifications and Judiciary's promotional standards.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of every job duty for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Accurately records the audio of court and jury trial proceedings by computer-aided equipment per state requirements. Responsibility also requires taking court notes during hearings to identify appearances and to note significant events during the hearing and to locate and present prior testimony. Travel to other counties within and outside of the county for court proceedings assigned may be required.
  • Uses automated information systems such as civil and criminal case management systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve, inquire or report on data.  
  • Tests audio and ancillary equipment to ensure proper operation. Coordinates meetings and maintains the calendar for the judicial officer and his or her court schedule. 
  • Schedules trials and other court proceedings, unless done by a calendar clerk and in cooperation with the Prothonotary and informs parties of the same. 
  • May provide Court with files, records and similar information during court proceedings; and mark and preserve exhibits.
  • Performs other duties of comparable level or type. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Please address each item separately on the Minimum Qualifications page of the application. Resumes may not be substituted for the application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Applicants must have education, training, and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following qualifications. Failure in any one area will result in a rating of "not qualified."

  • Six months experience in setting up and operating audio recording equipment.
  • Six months experience in applying laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures. 
  • Six months experience in record keeping. 

Additional Posting Information

Attachments to Applications:
  • 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. 

Conditions of Hire

  • Candidates selected for an interview will be required to take typing and grammar tests.
  • 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.
  • 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 collective bargaining and other work related purposes.


  • Full-time New Castle County State of Delaware Judicial Branch employees are eligible for FREE parking!
  • To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package, please visit the website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits

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.