District Medicolegal Death Investigator

Recruitment #211012-UNCG-24



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District Medicolegal Death Investigator
Location of position
– District 3
District 3 includes the following counties: Caddo, Grady, Kiowa, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Tillman, Jackson, Harmon, Greer, and Stephens

Annual Salary: $35,656.95, plus benefits

Description of Duties: 
The employee is required to complete the In-House training academy. The length of the academy will be determined based on the level of the skills development of the recruits. The academy will require extended periods of time away from family and friends.  Applicants and recruits must meet the physical and mental requirements of the job.  Upon completion of the academy, the investigator will be assigned to field duty which will require the ability to function in a solo or partnered situation.  This job will require the ability to investigate deaths that fall under the statutory duties of this agency and to communicate to various entities those statutes underline and the mission of this agency.

This job requires an investigator to be a visible representative of this agency and adhere to agency policies and guidelines, as well as maintain a role of ambassador of the agency both on and off duty.  An investigator will be required to talk to a variety of groups and individuals that include law enforcement agencies, physicians, nurses, lawyers, grieving family members, and funeral directors.  The job is also physically demanding, requiring the stamina and strength to work assigned shifts under all environmental conditions, drive safely for extended periods of time, endure frequent periods of sleep deprivation, lift and move bodies as well as climb or otherwise work in a confined or difficult conditions in order to investigate deaths.

Work Experience:
Experience in medical technology, emergency medical service or prior field agency employment in another medicolegal investigative office which is responsible for a similar work product to that of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma. 

*At the option of the Chief Medical Examiner, years of experience in related fields may substitute for education or other stated qualifications. 

Experience in emergency medical service or prior field agent employment in a medicolegal investigative office.  A degree in forensic science or law enforcement with practical experience in death investigation is preferred. 

Special Requirements:
Must live in a District 3 County. District 3 includes the following counties: Caddo, Grady, Kiowa, Comanche, Cotton, Jefferson, Tillman, Jackson, Harmon, Greer, and Stephens.  Applicant must also be able to pass a rigid character and background investigation.  A normal duty shift is on 24 hours and off 48 hours but is subject to change as needed. The employee is required to complete college level work in the training academy that will consist of one month of training.  Must maintain the physical and mental stamina to perform the work and willingness to accept the physical and mental discomforts inherent in the work.  Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.