American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
Deputy Coroner (Santa Ana, CA)
ISSUE DATE: 08/06/13
FINAL FILING DATE: Continuous
THE POSITIONPOSITION/RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill vacancies in this class until the next recruitment.
The Coroner Division is an investigative unit responsible for carrying out the statutory duties of the Coroner. Those duties include investigation into the circumstances surrounding all deaths falling within the Coroner's jurisdiction for the purpose of determining the cause, manner and time of death. Medicolegal death investigations are conducted county-wide on all homicides, suicides, accidents, suspicious and unexplained deaths. Other duties include establishing the identity of the decedent, notification of the next of kin, safeguarding personal property and completion of mandatory records.
The division participates in programs aimed at reducing youthful drunk driving and drug use; identifying consumer products causing fatal injury; prevention of domestic violence, drug abuse and elder abuse; and providing education and training for medical, legal and law enforcement professionals. The division also works with non-profit organ and tissue procurement agencies and researchers pursuing advancement of medical science.
Conduct medicolegal death investigations to determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of all deaths falling under the Sheriff-Coroner's jurisdiction. Establish the identity of decedent and the time of death, locate and notify the legal representative of the death, safeguard personal property, maintain chain of evidence, testify in court, input information into computerized database.
Incumbent will be required to successfully complete a Penal Code 832 (Arrest and Firearms) course and the Coroner's Death Investigation course within one year of date of hire, and must qualify for a specialized Basic Post Certificate within the first year of employment.
Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.
Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts).
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who may have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a description of the physical and mental abilities which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.
Candidates must be able to speak and hear will enough to communicate clearly over the telephone and to groups of people; work effectively under unpleasant and sometimes stressful conditions; have body mobility and agility to respond to crime scene situations and the strength to push, pull, or assist in lifting weights of up to and in excess of 200 pounds; work around potentially harmful chemicals or biological agents.
Human Resources |Minimum Qualifications
The Orange County Sheriff's Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.
Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.
Written Exam (Pass/Fail): A written exam consisting of multiple-choice questions will be administered. Candidates need a passing score on this examination in order to continue in the selection process. Those who pass the written exam will be referred to the Scenario Role Play / Qualification Appraisal Panel.
Scenario Role Play / Qualification Appraisal Panel (Oral Panel Interview): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.
After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates.
HOW TO APPLY
Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise. For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Mary Cortez-Valadez at (714) 834-5834 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages
applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
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