Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Forensic Technician 1 (Part-Time)

Recruitment #181221-3991HN-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) is recruiting for a part-time Forensic Technician 1 to work 14 hours per week during various weekday and weekend hours.  Located in Farmington, The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is an independent State agency responsible for  the investigation of sudden, unexpected, or violent deaths in the State of Connecticut. 

Selection Plan

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application with their submission.  Applicants invited to interview may be required to submit additional documentation, which supports their qualification(s) for this position.  These documents may include:  performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office:  Rachel Fein, fein@ocme.org, (860) 679-3982.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Under supervision prepares bodies for autopsies and subsequent release to funeral directors; assists in performance of autopsies and collection of relevant information; 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 equipment; assists in maintenance of appropriate records; may take fingerprints and photographs; 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 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

Some knowledge of human anatomy, laboratory/surgical equipment and terminology; basic interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; ability to carry out written and oral instructions; ability to follow prescribed procedures; ability to keep technical records and prepare reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year's experience in related work in a morgue, laboratory, hospital or funeral home.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates who have prior autopsy experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must be willing to undergo periodic tests or immunizations for communicable diseases as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class will be required to lift bodies; will be exposed to strongly disagreeable conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.