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Court Reporter


Recruitment #23-003232-0001


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The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission seeks to secure the equitable and timely administration of the provisions of the Maryland Workers' Compensation law on behalf of its customer, the injured workers and their employers, by providing an efficient forum for the resolution of individual claims.


The Workers' Compensation Commission envisions a state wherein injured workers and employers are empowered to create an equitable partnership to facilitate prompt and fair resolution of workers' compensation matters.


Together we profoundly touch the lives of so many people and have enormous responsibility to the community by fulfilling our mission of securing equitable and timely administration of the law. The Commission continues to provide services to our constituent partners at a level rarely met throughout the United States.  The professionalism, work ethic, and technological acumen manifest in our operations allows us to smoothly and effectively manage the challenges which invariably arise.  Every division within the agency plays a vital role in keeping us in the forefront nationally...ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND PURSUE YOUR CAREER PASSION WITH A NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED LEADER?




Baltimore City along with other WCC Hearing sites

Main Purpose of Job

To make verbatim record of hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) and maintain the official record of proceedings and any special conferences. To provide written transcripts for appellate review and to attorneys and other interested parties for review.


The State of Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Hearing Reporter II position.  This is a full performance position which require the candidate to possess the ability to take and transcribe complete technical verbatim notes of formal quasi-judicial hearings, conferences and other meetings for the Workers' Compensation Commission.

The successful candidate may receive additional compensation from interested parties who request copies of transcribed records, which could be substantial.


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and successful completion of a course in the use of stenographic recording equipment or equivalent training.

Experience: One year of experience recording verbatim testimony using recognized stenographic recording equipment in a courtroom or deposition setting.


1. Applicants may substitute certification as a Certified Court Reporter by the Maryland Court Reporters Association or other recognized state court reporting association for six months of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute possession of a Certificate of Proficiency, a Certified Court Reporter Certificate, a Certificate of Merit or certification as a Registered Professional Reporter from the National Court Reporters Association for all of the required experience.

3. Applicants may substitute experience in taking verbatim notes using recognized stenographic recording equipment in formal or informal hearings and meetings on a year for year basis for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Closed Microphone Reporting classification series or Closed Microphone Reporting specialty codes on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Selection Plan

The examination will consist of a rating of the training and experience provided with your application. Submission of a resume is strongly recommended.   Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


1. Applicants for this classification must demonstrate an ability to record verbatim notes at a minimum net speed of 225 words per minute. Certification of the applicant’s speed by the Maryland Court Reporters Association or other recognized state court reporting association or the National Court Reporters Association may be substituted for the above demonstration of ability.

2. Employees in this classification may be required to provide their own transportation to various work sites throughout the State on a regular basis and will receive mileage reimbursement.

3. Employees in this classification may be required to provide their own stenographic recording and transcript production equipment.

4. Employees in this classification may receive additional compensation from interested parties who request copies of transcribed records.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Workers' Compensation Commission at 410-864-5230.

TO APPLY: Please include your resume along with your completed online employment application.  During the online application process, use the Resume tab to select a method for including your resume (Upload Your Resume or Type or Copy/Paste Your Resume).  Submission of a resume is strongly recommended.

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person.  Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Please include your resume along with your completed employment application and supplemental questions.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Workers' Compensation Commission

Attn: 23-003232-0001

E. Baltimore Street, Personnel Division

Baltimore, MD 21202

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

WCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of WCC that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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