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Job Listing for Medical Examiner's Investigator II at San Francisco Medical Examiner

Position Medical Examiner's Investigator II
Agency San Francisco Medical Examiner
Position Type Full-time
Salary $80,000 - $100,000 per year
Country United States of America
City San Francisco
State CA


San Francisco is seeking an experienced death investigator who can respond to death scenes coming under the jurisdiction of the Chief Medical Examiner, including difficult, sensitive and/or complex cases; remove and/or authorize removal of body from the scene.


The candidate would conduct the following:

- Conduct field investigations; interview witnesses, physicians, police officers, family members and others to obtain facts concerning the death; establish identification of deceased person; notify medical examiner on-call, and work with investigators from other agencies.

- Gather forensic evidence and medical information; examine the body of deceased person and records any pertinent evidence; examine the surrounding vicinity and records findings; maintain chain of evidence.

- Take charge and record valuables and property removed from death scene for safekeeping.

- Must be able to lift up to 175 lbs. body safely using proper lifting techniques with a partner. Incumbent would need to satisfactorily pass a POST background examination, polygraph, and law enforcement psychological testing, in addition pass drug and medical screening.


The Medical Examiner is seeking a hard working intelligent individual with sound moral character, who is searching for a long term career working alongside similar like-minded colleagues who very much enjoy this field of law enforcement. If you have read this position description, please feel free to include reference in one of the position assessment questions while submitting your online application.