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Sr Medical Exmnr DeathInvstgtr (#SRMEDIGENO) GENO
$19.60-$31.11 Hourly / $3,397.33-$5,392.40 Monthly / $40,768.00-$64,708.80 Yearly


Performs field and administrative duties investigating and supervising complex deaths to assist the Medical Examiner in establishing the cause and manner of death.


An Associate's degree; and
Three years of experience investigating deaths, crimes or accidents; and
Possession of a valid American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator Certificate (ABMDI); and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of statutes, policies and procedures, and departmental guidelines related to the medical examiner department.
  • Considerable knowledge of state and federal statutes related to medicolegal death investigations.
  • Considerable knowledge of medical terminology related to determining cause and manner of death.
  • Working knowledge of forensic photography principles and methods and skill in using photographic equipment.
  • Working knowledge of statutory requirements for the preparation and issuance of death certificates.
  • Ability to plan, organize, evaluate, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data and make logical conclusions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to use a computer and related software. 
  • Ability to deal tactfully with people concerning sensitive information. 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and evaluating performance.
  • Conducts and supervises complex death investigations to determine jurisdiction and to assist in determining cause and manner of death. 
  • Interviews witnesses, law enforcement, and medical personnel in order to assist in locating next-of-kin for cases where next-of-kin information is not available.
  • Conducts telephonic interviews with various government agencies to assist with locating next-of-kin for unclaimed remains.
  • Arranges proper disposition of all unclaimed remains.
  • Ensures death certification is properly and timely entered into the State Office of Vital Statistics' Electronic Death Record.
  • Explains Medical Examiner jurisdiction and state statutes to next-of-kin and assist them with making final arrangements for decedents.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.