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Official Court Reporter – Berks County Courthouse
(posted 4/25/2024)

Reading, Pennsylvania, has an immediate opening for an Official Court Reporter in the Court of Common Pleas.  Duties include stenographically recording criminal/civil trials and proceedings as well as all other matters heard before the Court.  This 35-hour-per-week union position has a salary based on experience with increases after 6 months and 2 years of successful employment up to $75,400 with additional income earned by producing verbatim transcripts.  The position includes full benefits of medical insurance and prescriptions, vision/dental, paid vacation, personal time, sick leave, 14 holidays, and participation in the County of Berks’ pension program.  Newly-graduated court reporting students are also welcome!  A private office, Luminex writer, Eclipse software, and all other equipment is provided as well as reimbursement of professional association fees and seminar registration fees to complete continuing education requirements.  Please apply at or contact [email protected] for information.


Court Reporter - Somerset County
(posted 4/11/2024)

 POSITION:    Court Reporter (FLSA Status:  non-EXEMPT)         Starting Salary: $50,000

 REPORTS TO:         Court Administrator and President Judge

 POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Court Reporter writes and transcribes court proceedings with a high degree of accuracy; prepare court orders, sentences and transcripts according to Pa.RJA 4000, et seq., and local rules.


  • Employees in this job must possess ability to cope with the physical and mental stress of the position and be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work and demonstrate emotional stability. 
  • The Court Reporter must be able to speak and understand the English language in order to carry out essential job duties. 
  • In addition, Court Reporters must adhere to all requirements of Pa.RJA 4001, et seq., especially Pa. RJA 4004(D) (1) regarding Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

 Anyone interested my submit a Resume´ to Tammy Escalera at [email protected]. Or you may call 814-445-1474


Official Court Reporter - Columbia/Montour Counties
(posted 3/22/2024)

The 26th Judicial District, Columbia and Montour Counties, has an opening for a full time position, 37.5 hours per week.  The starting salary is $37,850, additional income is earned by processing requested transcripts.  There is a benefit package included.  Reporters are to use a stenotype machine to type verbatim testimony in a variety of court proceedings.  Experience is preferred but not required.  Other work includes transcribing, proofreading and producing court orders and transcripts in a timely manner as well as responsibility for exhibits.  Knowledge of English grammar, attention to detail and accuracy with an expected typing ability of words per minute of 180 literary, 200 jury charge and 225 two voice question and answer.  A letter of interest, resume and three references should be sent to the following:

Denise M LaBuda, District Court Administrator
Columbia County Courthouse
PO Box 380
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
[email protected]


Official Court Reporter - Mercer County
(posted 3/5/2024)

Mercer County has an opening for a Court Reporter. This is a full-time position, 35 hours per week.  The salary range is $34,481.00 to a top end of $48,352.00.  Additional income is earned by processing court orders and transcripts.  Starting salary is dependent upon experience.  There is a comprehensive benefit package included.  An RPR status is preferred, but not required.  Mercer County pays for required continuing education as well as association memberships. A Steno writer, laptop, and Case CATalyst software are also provided by Mercer County.     

How to Apply:
Please send the standard County Application (which can be found here:, a letter of interest, resume, and three references to the following:

Bo D. McCleary
District Court Administrator
Mercer County Courthouse
125 S. Diamond Street
Mercer, PA  16137
(724) 662-3800 ext. 2516
[email protected]

Applications can be made by regular mail, e-mail, or hand delivered.


Official Court Reporter – United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
(posted 3/5/2024) 

Our Court Reporters maintain the courtroom record and produce transcripts of court proceedings according to strict standards. Highly accurate records and transcripts of court proceedings are critical to the administration of justice. Click here to view a brief video about court reporter professionals working in the Courts. Preference will be given to those applicants that are certified realtime. The salary is set by the Judicial Conference based on qualifications.

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Official Court Reporter – Cambria County
(posted 2/212024)

This 35-hour-per-week position has a starting hourly pay rate of $30.52 with additional income earned by transcript/order production.  Duties require the use of a stenotype machine to accurately take down verbatim testimony in a variety of court proceedings.  Qualified applicants must have graduated from an accredited court reporting school.  Two years of stenographic experience is preferred, but not required.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, attending scheduled court proceedings; transcribing, proofreading, and producing transcripts and court orders in a timely manner; as well as handling exhibits and other official documents, and swearing in witnesses. 

Writer, software, software support, IT support, and all other equipment are provided.  Professional association fees and approved continuing education requirement costs are paid by the County.   Benefits include paid holidays, paid time off, retirement plan, and medical/dental/vision coverage.  The County offers a buyout if medical coverage is not needed. 

Applications can be found at: Interested candidates, please submit your application to:

County of Cambria
Human Resources
401 Candlelight Drive, Suite 239
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 814-472-1457
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities are encouraged to apply