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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




JOB OVERVIEW

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

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

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 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.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • 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. 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

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.


CLASS: SRMEDIGENO; EST: 3/12/2015; REV: ;