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Court Employment

The Superior Court of Santa Cruz County is an equal opportunity employer. Please see the following resources for information about employment with the court:

Current Job Opportunities

  • Court Interpreter – Application Deadline: Open until Filled

  • Court Reporter - Application Deadline: Open until Filled

    • Court Reporter Hiring Incentives

      • $25,000 total for full-time Court Reporters hired after September 30, 2023. (Paid as follows: $15,000 following hire date, $5,000 after 2080 hours of service and $5,000 after 4160 hours of service. Payments contingent on funding)

      • Current Salary Scale - $52.39-$58.91/hour

      • Cost of Living Increase - Cost of living increase of 2% on top of base pay effective November 11, 2023.

      • Court Reporter State License Fee and Education - Reimbursed at actual cost up to $600 per calendar year, subject to eligibility.

      • Realtime Payment - Additional $300 per half day and $600 for full day on top of base pay when performing real-time services.


Applicants must adhere to the following rules when applying for a job with the court:

  1. Candidates must complete a court employment application;
  2. Applications must be received by Human Resources no later than the time and date stated on the job bulletin;
  3. Resumes without a court application will not be accepted;
  4. Applications must be complete with sufficient detail and clarity to permit comprehensive review and evaluation;
  5. A separate application must be submitted for each position; and
  6. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in order to be considered for that job.

Please note that all information provided is subject to investigation and verification. The Superior Court reserves the right to modify the selection/examination process.

Court Application

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