Digital Court Reporter (DCR)

Court Reporting
Pay Frequency
Position Number
22011850 / 22010616 / 22010606 / 22010613 / 22010608


This position will be stationed at the Main Judicial Complex
205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


As a Digital Court Reporter, you will be part of a team that ensures court proceedings are being digitally recorded. In this position, you will transcribe court proceedings and perform research for the judiciary and the public. The position works under direct supervision according to set procedures. Occasional travel to the other Circuit courthouses may be required.

This is a State of Florida funded position and as such is eligible for:

  • Significant cost sharing on State of Florida medical benefits;
  • A wide range of State benefits, including, but not limited to life insurance, dental and vision care, disability insurance;
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options;
  • State of Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation Options;
  • Vacation and Sick Leave and;
  • Thirteen paid court holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED along with one year of college or vocational school education in office skills, computer or closely related field and two years related experience; additional relevant experience may substitute for college education on a year-for-year basis. Certified by the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (or obtained within one year of hire date).

Essential Duties

Under the direction of the Court, a DCR monitors and annotates digitally recorded court proceedings while the proceedings occur; annotates recorded, non-annotated court proceedings. Transcribes digitally recorded court proceedings and hearings; proofreads, edits and prepares final copy of transcripts in compliance with applicable standards, regulations and statutes. Processes approved transcript/CD/DVD orders; produces copy of court proceedings, depositions and hearings for attorneys, governmental personnel/agencies and the public. Enters and processes court orders/requests retrieval/reference; verifies court order information by conducting research, and makes necessary corrections. Provides services involving digital court recording equipment, such as the playback of recordings in open courtroom upon a judge’s request or making a recording of a particular case available for listening by court personnel. Keeps accurate records of requests/orders received and completed; performing research of files for case law entered into evidence and correct spelling of names and places; or preparing correspondence to attorneys.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Working knowledge and understanding of specialized vocabulary used in judicial proceedings; ability to type 50 w.p.m.; detailed oriented; excellent communication skills; accurate use of the English language, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Able to multi-task and capable of prioritizing tasks assigned. Use judgement and discretion concerning confidential information. Able to perform clerical tasks, such as maintaining logbooks and weekly reports. Ability to work in a team environment and have a ‘can-do’ attitude is essential for success in this position. Able to work a flexible schedule that can change from day to day. Weekend hours may be required on occasion.

COVID-19 Precaution(s)

  • Use of court-issued personal protective equipment optional
  • Social distancing encouraged

How to Apply

Interested parties should electronically submit an application package consisting of a:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of Professional Certification – AAERT or FDCRA – if attained
  • Results from typing test taken within the past 6 months
  • State of Florida application form. Download application.

The application package must be submitted to: Barbara Dawicke,Trial Court Administrator at


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any of the protected classes.

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in the interviewing process once selected, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact, Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, Palm Beach County Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401; telephone number (561) 355-4380 at least 7 days before your scheduled either in-person or telephonic interview; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call “711.”