Grand Jury Stenographer

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No.: OC-61045 Name: Grand Jury Stenographer
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 04/26/22 05:00PM
Exam Date: 06/11/22 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: $54,101 - $74,402 annually (Monroe County)

Description of Duties

This is a legal stenographic position responsible for taking and transcribing verbatim testimony before the Grand Jury.  Duties involve taking shorthand notes verbatim on a shorthand machine at two-hundred (200) plus words per minute of proceedings, and transcribing confidential testimony and statements from defendants using computer-aided transcription software.  The Grand Jury Stenographer is responsible for timely transcript production which may occasionally involve working extra hours to meet tight deadlines.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of the Director of Attorney Training and Grand Jury or other higher-level staff member and performs work in accordance with well- established procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:

(A)        Two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** verbatim reporting experience; OR,

(B)        One (1) year paid full-time or its part-time equivalent** verbatim reporting experience PLUS either graduation from a formal program in court reporting (ex. Registered Professional Reporter [RPR], Registered Merit Reporter [RMR], Certified Realtime Reporter [CRR] certificates) OR graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree or Certificate in Court Reporting*.

*Note:  Candidates qualifying under option (B) must submit a copy of such certification or diploma with application.


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