Medicolegal Death Investigator 1 or 2 - depending on qualifications

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Medicolegal Death Investigator 1 or 2 - depending on qualifications
Department Pathology - 31540
Pay Grade 6
Job Category Administrative
Job Summary

Position Contingent upon Grant Funding.

Responsible to the Forensic Operations Administrative Supervisor for conducting investigations into deaths reported to the medical examiner and triaging reports to determine acceptance or termination of jurisdiction based upon information received; performing death investigation, death scene investigations and photography, evidence collection and securing personal effects/belongings of the decedent; conducing death certificate reviews for creations; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical technology, pathology, postmortem changes and emergency medical services. Knowledge of modern death investigative techniques consistent with the National Institute of Justice and ABMDI protocols, rules and regulations. Knowledge of computer software, spreadsheets and databases. Knowledge of rules and regulations affecting a medical examiner’s office/regional forensic center. Knowledge of customer service and telephone etiquette. Ability to present clear and accurate reports, both written and orally, and to provide court testimony. Ability to work shifts enabling the forensic center to provide 24 hours per day/7 days per week investigative coverage. Ability to draw logical conclusions, consult with the forensic pathologist as necessary or required and ability to exercise independent judgment. Ability to travel, utilizing personal vehicle if necessary. Ability to be open to change to new information; adapt behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Ability to have and maintain physical and mental stamina to perform the work and be willing to accept the physical and mental discomforts inherent in the work. Ability to withstand extreme environments, such as various degrees in temperature, weather conditions, malodorous environments. Ability to pass a background investigation.

Required Qualifications

Medicolegal Death Investigator 1: Associate’s degree with at least one year of proven experience in comprehensive investigation and/or medical background, (or) an Associate’s degree with at least two years of experience as an Autopsy Technician, (or) a Bachelor’s degree in a related field with desire to pursue a career in death investigation as demonstrated through course of study. Must be able to multi-task and function in a high stress environment. Must have a valid Class D driver’s license. The incumbent will be required to be registered with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators within one year of date of hire.

Medicolegal Death Investigator 2:
Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience as a medicolegal death investigator and must be a diplomate with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, (or) an Associate’s degree with at least two years of experience as a medicolegal death investigator and must be a diplomate with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators Must have a valid Class D driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Medicolegal Death Investigator 1: Bachelor’s degree in forensic sciences, biological sciences or a related field with at least one year of experience in death investigation.

Salary

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS00070P
Is this position subject to a criminal background check? Yes
Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? Yes
Open Date 06/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Certifications