In the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner this class is accountable for performing the basic technical duties related to autopsy and postmortem medicolegal death investigations.
Initially works under the close supervision of the Forensic Technician Supervisor or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
May lead employees of lower grade as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Under supervision prepares bodies for autopsies and subsequent
release to funeral directors;
Assists in performance of autopsies and collection of relevant
Assists in removal and dissection of organs, collection of body
fluids and retention of specimens for special studies;
Prepares fixative solutions;
Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of autopsy facilities and
Assists in maintenance of appropriate records;
Picks up decomposed and traumatized bodies;
Takes inventory of and makes receipt for clothing and valuables;
Maintains chain of custody of body and evidence from crime scenes;
May take fingerprints and photographs;
May assist in removal of bodies from hospitals and/or secured
crime scene areas;
May take and develop X-rays;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of human anatomy, laboratory/surgical equipment and
oral and written communication skills;
carry out written and oral instructions;
follow prescribed procedures;
keep technical records and prepare reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of experience in related work in a morgue, laboratory, hospital or funeral home.
Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel. Incumbents must be available for calls on an emergency basis.
Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases as necessary.
Incumbents in this class will be required to lift bodies; will be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
As defined by Sec.
5-196 of the Connecticut General
Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general
characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative
purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Forensic
Technician 1 (35 Hour) in Salary Group HN 12 approved effective December 1,
1992. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No.