Court Reporter – Kansas City




Position Titles:          Court Reporter – Vacancy # KC 19-5

No. of Positions:        1

Location:                   Kansas City, Kansas

Closes:                        Open until filled

Start Date:                 Approximately May 2019   

Salary Range:            $86,618 – $90,556 (Indicates full salary range, starting salary commensurate with experience)


A Court Reporter performs court reporting services for any judicial proceeding as required. The position requires the ability to record and transcribe verbatim testimony of courtroom proceedings, to read back all or any portions of the court records, to work well under pressure and to work extended court and transcription production hours within strict time limitations.

At the request of a party or by order of the Court, the Court Reporter provides transcripts within the time frames and cost requirements of the Judicial Conference. A Court Reporter maintains accurate, legible records which are subject to audits. In addition, Court Reporters are expected to complete recordkeeping forms, document information contained in reports, as well as maintain and safeguard records until their disposition, according to the statutory requirements and Judicial Conference policy. Court Reporters will be required to travel to divisional offices in Topeka and Wichita for court proceedings as necessary. In addition, the selected applicant will be placed on the leave system and required to work during normal office hours.

Court Reporters are employed by the court en banc and subject to a six-month probationary period in accordance with the Management Plan for Court Reporting Services for the District of Kansas.


Experience and certification in Realtime Court Reporting are required. Applicants must have at least four years of prime court reporting experience in the freelance field of service or in other courts or a combination thereof, and have qualified by testing for listing on the registry of professional reporters of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) or passed an equivalent qualifying examination. The applicant must be able to work irregular hours as dictated by the Court and be able to provide his / her own equipment.


Court Reporter salary levels are determined as follows:

 Level 3 ($86,618) – Requires Realtime Certification.

Level 4 ($90,556) – Requires Realtime and Merit Certification.

Realtime Certification: Successful completion of a certified Realtime examination by NCRA or equivalent exam.

Merit Certification: Registered Merit Reporter Certificate from the NCRA.


  1. 13 days paid vacation for the first three years.
  2. 20 days paid vacation after three years.
  3. 26 days paid vacation after fifteen years.
  4. 13 days paid sick leave.
  5. 10 paid holidays.
  6. Choice of healthcare coverage, including dental & vision coverage.
  7. Life insurance options.
  8. Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
  9. Participation in the Thrift Savings Plan (tax deferred retirement savings plan).
  10. Participation in the Long Term Care Insurance plan.
  11. Participation in the Flexible Benefits Program.
  12. Free parking.
  13. Free onsite fitness center.


To apply for this position, please submit the following items by email in a single pdf file:


  1. A cover letter with salary requirements;
  2. a detailed resume that includes a full educational and professional background; and
  3. a Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment

Application packages not received in PDF format may be considered incomplete. Complete applications should be submitted by email to:




The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the job announcement, any of which actions may occur without any prior written notice. Employment is subject to mandatory favorable background checks. The U.S. Courts require employees to adhere to a Code of Ethics and Conduct. Due to the volume of applications received, the Court may only communicate to those individuals who will be interviewed for open positions. Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work for the United States Government.

Court Reporter Kansas City 2019 (file)
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas