We invite you to apply for an opening with the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as a Grant Funded Coroner Investigator. The grant funding for this position is available through December 2024, but may have a possibility for extension.
The Coroner Investigator will perform comprehensive, complex death investigative work for the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. The work involves conducting comprehensive investigations into deaths, researching related facts, and producing highly accurate investigation reports. The Coroner Investigator is responsible for pronouncing death and notifying appropriate agencies and next-of-kin regarding deaths within the Coroner's jurisdiction. The Coroner Investigator is also responsible for drawing and submitting toxicological specimens, maintaining investigative equipment, and keeping detailed records.
This position may require testifying in court for criminal and civil cases.
Please note the anticipated hiring range for this position is $28.00 - $31.00 USD Hourly depending on education and experience.
Schedule will be overnight shift three days per week, 12-13.33 hours per day.
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Respond to indoor and outdoor scenes where death has occurred throughout Jefferson County. This includes:
- Examination of the decedent
- Documentation of the scene
- Witness interviews
- Scene photography
- Assume custody of medications and valuables associated with the decedent
- May need to lift a portion of a decedent to facilitate an examination
- Determine the cause, manner and time of death
Following the completion of the field investigation:
- Prepare reports
- Arrange for the contact and notification of any next-of-kin who were not at the scene of death
- Inventory and catalog decedent property and medications
- Obtain samples of bodily fluids for submission for toxicology
- Obtain x-rays of the decedent
- Identify the deceased either by visual, dental, fingerprint, radiological, or other methods
Communication and Documentation of Expected Deaths:
- Receive telephone calls from hospitals, hospice care facilities, and nursing homes regarding expected deaths that are not coroner cases but must be recorded.
- Brief reports are prepared in response to these calls.
Documentation and Data Entry:
- Prepares and maintains various case reports, files, and detailed documentation of evidence and property.
- Submit records to appropriate agencies as required. Record statistical data.?
- Maintains appropriate inventories of investigative supplies
- Refuels and washes assigned county vehicles as needed
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Additional Job Description:
Research shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience.
- Associate of Arts in criminal justice or related field;
- Plus, a minimum of one year of death investigation experience
- OR any equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis.
- Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, physiology, anatomy, biology, or related field.
- 5 years of death investigation experience
- Experience working with a Coroner or Medical Examiner office
- Medical background (such as nursing,?paramedic/EMT, pharmaceutical, medical technician, hospital medical staff, laboratory, etc.)
- Must have basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, psychology, medical terminology, and technical report writing.
- Offer of employment contingent on criminal background, MVR check, and education verification.
- CJIS Certification required at time of hire.
Recruitment Process:?You are able to see your status and any communication when you log into your candidate portal. Listed below are the steps in our recruiting process:
- Once the job bulletin has closed, the Talent Acquisition Team evaluates all applications based on the minimum requirements listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin.
- Next, the Talent Acquisition Team reviews applications for the preferred skills. While these skills are not a requirement for the position, they will contribute to the success of the new hire in this role. These skills are scored and the highest scoring applicants will be forwarded to the next step.
- The next step includes the hiring team reviewing applications and deciding who to contact for a phone screen/interview. The number of applications forwarded for Manager Review depends on the hiring teams request and can range from 10 applications to everyone who meets minimum requirements; not everyone who makes it to Manager Review is guaranteed an interview.
- If the hiring team wishes to speak with you further, they will reach out to you via phone call or email using the contact information listed on your application. You may receive emails asking you to complete a task within your candidate portal and it is important that you are receiving our emails as we do not want you to miss out on an opportunity.
The time frame for contacting applicants depends on the hiring team's schedule/workload and how many applications were referred for manager review. Please note that Jefferson County receives on average over 100 applications per job bulletin.
Thank you for your patience and for your interest in Jefferson County Government! We wish you success through this process. Do not forget to sign up for Job Interest Alerts through your candidate portal to receive email alerts for future positions you are interested in.