Department of Administrative Services

Special Investigator (Medical Examiner) (7803AR)

$32.36-$40.86 Hourly / $2,588.56-$3,268.98 BiWeekly /
$67,561.16-$85,320.12 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency or quasi-public entity this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in conducting investigations related to alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and unexplained deaths.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of a Lead Special Investigator or other employee of higher grade.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Visits scene of death; reviews medical records; may serve as photographer in routine cases; conducts investigations related to assigned complaints, alleged violations of state laws and regulations or sudden and/or unexplained deaths; interviews witnesses, complainants, medical and hospital personnel and others to obtain information; secures evidence in form of statements, documents, records and exhibits which may be used in administrative hearings and/or court proceedings; researches, collects and evaluates data; compiles information; writes reports and recommends appropriate corrective action; answers public inquiries; may prepare affidavits and applications for arrest warrants; may prepare search and seizure warrants; may issue citations; may testify at hearings and in court; may conduct surveillance; may secure samples for testing; may conduct legal research; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of investigatory methods and techniques; knowledge of relevant state laws and regulations; knowledge of relevant professional terminology; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; interviewing skills; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Five (5) years of investigatory experience in a medicolegal investigative agency, police or military setting involving sudden and/or unexplained deaths.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in forensic science 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 four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree. 
  2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be a Notary Public.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the checking of references and facts stated in the application a thorough background investigation may be made before persons are certified for appointment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to disagreeable conditions and occasionally lift bodies.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(14)-Inspection-Investigation

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 21

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Special Investigator (General - 7804) (Medical Examiner - 7803) (Non-Competitive - 7805) in Salary Group AR 21 approved effective January 1, 2000. (2012 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

2/15/2012

CLASS: 7803AR; EST: 7/18/1997; REV: 2/15/2012;