PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the office of the Chief Medical Examiner this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for a staff of Forensic Technicians engaged in performing special duties related to the autopsy service and postmortem medicolegal death investigations.
Receives general direction from the Chief Medical Examiner or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Forensic Technicians 1 and 2 and other lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates unit workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of Forensic Technicians engaged in dissection of bodies for postmortem examinations; establishes and maintains unit procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; supervises pickup of bodies at crime scenes and hospitals; assigns technicians to retrieve bodies and conduct autopsies; prepares bodies for autopsy and release to funeral directors; assists in performance of autopsies; oversees maintenance, cleanliness and sanitation of autopsy and mortuary facilities; takes fingerprints and photographs; maintains records of autopsy services; responds to scenes of death with Chief Medical Examiner or his/her designee as necessary; takes inventory of and makes receipt for clothing and valuables; maintains chain of evidence from crime scene; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; may take and develop X rays; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of gross human anatomy; considerable knowledge of practices, techniques and terminology of anatomic and forensic pathology; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to use surgical instruments and related equipment needed to perform autopsies; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years' experience related to postmortem examinations and anatomic pathology.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the level of Forensic Technician 2.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in the biological or physical sciences or training as a licensed embalmer may be substituted for the General experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current valid Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
2. 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 disagreeable conditions.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group HB 17 approved effective February 26, 1988.
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