Court Stenographer

Bathurst, NB | Campbellton, NB | Edmundston, NB | Fredericton, NB | Miramichi, NB | Moncton, NB | Saint John, NB | Woodstock, NB

Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine.

Court Stenographer
Justice and Public Safety - Court Services
Open Competition
Various Regions

Who we are

The work we do at GNB has a positive impact on our communities and helps improve the everyday lives of New Brunswickers. Together, we are over 45,000 New Brunswickers who are passionate problem-solvers, who make a difference and are proud to call New Brunswick home. In joining the GNB organization, you will be part of one the province's largest employers, in which you may have access to future meaningful and rewarding opportunities.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety is dedicated to the rule of law, the promotion of the public interest, and the impartial administration of justice and works to improve the safety, security and resiliency of communities and citizens.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety wishes to establish an inventory of qualified candidates to fill casual Court Stenographer vacancies in various Court Services regions across the province.

What you will do

As a member of the Court Services team, the successful candidate will be responsible to provide a variety of court related services. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Attending court and recording evidence;
  • Transcribing of evidence from recorded compact discs;
  • Entering computer data;
  • Preparing legal documents;
  • Receptionist duties;
  • Client service;
  • Providing support to the judiciary;
  • And any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Work environment

  • Office location: Court Services Offices
  • Standard hours of work: Monday - Friday, 8:15-4:30 
  • We promote a scent-reduced environment.

Who you are

The ability to multi-task and work well under pressure is required for this position.

Your attitude, skills and interests are just as important as your area of study. We are looking for diverse backgrounds that bring a combination of the following:

Behavioral competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Concern for order;
  • Effective interactive communication;
  • Self-control / Stamina;
  • Initiative;
  • Flexibility; and
  • Teamwork and cooperation

Technical competencies: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competency:

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Operational requirements

  • Working past the normal work hours on occasion

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

Need to have (their essential skills and qualifications)

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Successful completion of one (1) year post-secondary education in office administration or a related field;
  • Minimum of three (3) years related administrative and/or legal work experience.

Shorthand is not required.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

The ability to transcribe from recorded compact discs is also required. As such, you will be required to undergo the Department's court transcription test in English and/or French.

Some positions require written and spoken competence in French and English. Others will require written and spoken competence in English only. Please state your language capability.

Please state your preferred location:

  • Bathurst
  • Campbellton
  • Edmundston
  • Fredericton
  • Miramichi
  • Moncton
  • Saint John
  • Woodstock

PLEASE NOTE: As of Sept 7, 2021, any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) in order to receive a job offer.


$1,725.35 - $2,060.22 Biweekly

What can GNB offer you?

  • Comprehensive benefits package and the Public Service Shared Risk Pension Plan.
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development and training.
  • Free access to Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and services.
  • 1.25 days/month of paid vacation after 6 months of continuous service.

Providing a safe workplace for all. Your health & safety are important to us. GNB has implemented preventative measures across the organization to ensure your health & Safety.

How to apply

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at, by mail at the following address or by email at of indicating competition number 21-78-203 - Casual Court Stenographer.

This competition may be used to fill future casual court stenographer vacancies. Resumés will be kept on file for one year.

Department of Justice and Public Safety
Human Resources Branch
Marysville Place - 20 McGloin Street, 3rd floor
Fredericton, NB E3A 5T8 
(506) 453-2719

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We encourage and support applications from Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who are among the most qualified, will be given preference at the time of selection.

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