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Medical Examiner Investigator I-13574111

Police Force:San Diego County Sheriff Department
Location:County of San Diego, California
Salary:$38,604.80 - $51,667.20 Annually

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Job Title:Medical Examiner Investigator I-13574111
Closing Date/Time:Thu. 12/19/13 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$38,604.80 - $51,667.20 Annually
Job Type:Regular - Full time
Location:County of San Diego, California

The County of San Diego Medical Examiner's Office is currently recruiting for Medical Examiner Investigator I. If you have an interest in conducting investigations into the circumstances of death, this is the job for you. Don't miss the opportunity to begin an exciting career with an award winning agency and work at a state of the art facility. Apply Today!!!

Medical Examiner Investigators are responsible for conducting investigations regarding the mode of death (e.g. accident, suicide, homicide, or natural causes). The investigative work performed is distinguished from that of law enforcement officials or medical personnel, which focuses on criminal evidence, violations of the law, or biological cause of death. Medical Examiner Investigator I is the entry level class of the series. Incumbents work under immediate supervision and undergo training to eventually perform investigative work independently. Incumbents are responsible for locating and notifying next of kin which includes direct interaction with distraught families.

Examples of qualifying education/experience:
  • One (1) year paid experience as a Medical Examiner Investigator, Deputy Coroner, Forensic Autopsy Specialist, Forensic Embalmer, or Forensic Technician in a Coroner or Medical Examiner's facility; OR,
  • Two (2) years paid experience as any of the following: full-time Peace Officer, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, or served in a medical capacity dealing with patient care, within a medical facility; OR,
  • Possession of an associate's degree or completion of 60 semester units from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency. Coursework must have included 15 semester units in medical terminology, anatomy, biology, chemistry, investigations, forensics, or physiology.
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    Note: Incumbents may traverse rough terrain to reach scene of death and may be exposed to deceased persons, chemicals and fumes, decomposed tissue, noxious odors and trauma. Work shifts may include irregular work hours, weekends and holidays and are subject to callback on a 24 hour basis.

    The Ideal Candidate has a strong medical background, not limited to the nursing field, Corpsman or Paramedic. This candidate should have a number of years of documented experience in the field involving direct patient care and demonstrated ability to communicate directly with their families.

    Qualified applicants will be placed on a twelve (12) month employment list based upon scores received from the following:

    (1) A Written Multiple Choice Exam will be held the weekend of January 11, 2014 to assess analytical reasoning; checking and comparing information; reading comprehension; written communication; report writing; medical knowledge; customer service; and computer skills. Invitations to take the written examination will be determined by the responses you provide on the supplemental application form using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process and pass the exam, your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

    Qualifying applicants will be notified via email of the time and location at least ten (10) days prior to the exam.


    (2) An evaluation of information contained in the employment and supplemental application. Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental application questionnaire will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in the initial screening process your application will be reviewed individually to confirm that the information you provided is accurate and qualifying.

    Relative Weights: Written Exam: 40%; Supplemental Application Questionnaire: 60%;

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

    Site link:For the full job application please click here.
    Job ID:34185


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