American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
CHIEF FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST (Riverside, CA)
THE POSITIONWould you like to take your career in Forensic Pathology to the next level? The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking a dynamic and accomplished CHIEF FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST to oversee the forensic activities of the Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator's Office.
The Coroner Bureau operates out of two facilities in Southern California, in the cities of Perris and Indio servicing the County of Riverside with a population of over 2 million. In 2012 the Coroner Bureau, which includes four full time forensic pathologists and three part time forensic patholgists, performed approximately 1325 forensic autopsies in addition to external examination "consultations," with ancillary support provided by an on site anthropologist, contract odontologist and contract neuropathologist.
The selected candidate, under administrative direction, will direct and coordinate the forensic pathology activities of the Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator's Office; to determine the cause of death of the deceased who are in custody of the Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator; will testify and provide medical evidence at Coroner Reviews and court trials; and will perform other work as required.
This single-position class in the Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator's Office reports to a Sheriff's Captain and has primary responsibility for establishing the necessary policies, procedures, standards and controls to ensure the appropriate autopsies, toxicological, and clinical laboratory examinations of the deceased are performed and completes detailed reports of findings. In addition to performing autopsies, this position directs the work of contract pathologists and department staff engaged in performing post-mortem examinations, and serves as an expert witness in court concerning the findings. Incumbents are also expected to be on-call after normal business hours for consultation with organ/tissue procurement agencies, to directly supervise medico legal staff (forensic pathologists) to include job performance review, provide court testimony for autopsy protocols prepared by staff that are unable to appear in court, monitors and controls unit budgetary expenditures, and assists in preparing and evaluating budget and contracts for services directly associated with post mortem examinations.
In addition to a competitive salary, Riverside County offers an outstanding benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision, paid annual leave, CalPERS retirement, monthly medical flex benefit, long term disability, life insurance, deferred compensation, (12) paid holidays, bereavement leave. Click here to learn more.
This class has been designated At-Will by the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the provisions provided under Article 6, Section 601E (8) of the County Management Resolution and serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Establishes policies, procedures, standards and controls to ensure appropriate autopsies and toxicological and clinical laboratory examinations of deceased are performed.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of modern medicine and techniques of autopsy; statues, ordinances, regulations and medico legal issues related the to Coroner's Bureau; current and highly specialized techniques, investigative procedures and equipment applicable to forensic pathology including the applicability of toxicology, ballistics/firearm examination, trace evidence, forensic serology, forensic anthropology, and DNA technology; rules and regulations applicable to court testimony.
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All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug/alcohol test, and a criminal background investigation, including fingerprinting. (A felony or misdemeanor conviction may disqualify the applicant from County employment).
REQUIRED PROBATIONARY PERIOD - As an Approved Local Merit System, the County of Riverside requires all new regular or seasonal employees to serve an initial probationary period, the duration of which is indicated in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding, County Resolution, or Salary Ordinance. Temporary and Per Diem employees serve at the pleasure of the agency/department head.
The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
Women, ethnic and racial minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other non-job-related factor.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS - Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act, and the Fair Employment & Housing Act, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the Disability Access Office at (951) 955-5663.
Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling (951) 955-8688. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.
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