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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Court Reporter - Official Certified Shorthand Reporter in Muscatine, Iowa

Court Reporter - Official Certified Shorthand Reporter

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Court Reporter - Official Certified Shorthand Reporter


$55,307.20 - $85,758.40 Annually


Muscatine - 52761 - Muscatine County, IA

Job Type



444 Judicial

Job Number



8/31/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Kathy Gaylord at; 563-326-8783

To Apply

For consideration all applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and a completed "Iowa Judicial Branch Application for Employment", to: Kathy Gaylord, District Court Administrator, 400 West Fourth Street, Davenport, IA 52801; Application and additional information for Employment can be found at:

Job Description

This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Judicial Branch. Candidates must follow the instructions in the "To Apply" section.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise.


Court Reporter for the Seventh Judicial District, primarily assigned to work for District Associate Judge Gary Strausser in Muscatine, Iowa. The position will work in all five counties in the Seventh Judicial District, including Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, and may be assigned to work with any judicial officer as needed. Compensation includes base salary plus transcript income and State of Iowa benefit package.


Takes court testimony and proceedings by shorthand reporting methods. Reads back court testimony and proceedings upon request. Makes verbatim typed record of testimony and proceedings as required. Marks and records exhibits during court proceedings. Prepares transcripts, performs general office work and provides substantial clerical support for the court. Performs related work as determined by the supervising judicial officer, the Chief Judge or his or her designee.

Judicial Branch Number:

D7 13046-010

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited high school (or high school equivalency); graduation from a school of court reporting with courses including legal and medical terminology, English, typing and law.

Must be certified as a court reporter by the Iowa Board of Shorthand Reporters or become certified within six months of hire. Current RPRs are only required to take and pass the written portion of the Iowa exam.

Final candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

The Iowa Judicial Branch is an E-Verify employer.


State of Iowa


444 Judicial


Iowa Judicial Branch Building1111 E Court AveDes Moines, Iowa, 50319


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