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3 Jun 2022

Full-Time Death Investigator – Medical Examiner’s Office

Clark County Human Resources – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

 

The work of the Death Investigator includes but is not limited to the use of digital photography; scene description (written summary and diagram); interviewing witnesses and other persons; collecting and summarizing information regarding the decedent from a variety of sources; lifting, loading, and transportation of human remains; and notification of next of kin.

 

Qualifications

Experience and Training:

 

An Associate’s Degree is required with work experience performing criminal, civil, and/or death investigations.  A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred with work experience performing criminal, civil, and/or death investigations.  Any equivalent combination of education or experience in medical, criminal justice, or related fields that would demonstrate the ability to perform the requirements of the position will be considered.

 

Previous experience with death/decedents is strongly preferred. Applicants with a history of working in/around death will be prioritized.

 

Special Requirements:

 

  • Work variable shifts to include: nights, afternoons, days, holidays, weekends, and emergency situations. May be on on-call status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license unrestricted except as to vision from state of residence and evidence of a safe driving record.
  • Successfully pass a background investigation (including a criminal records check and fingerprinting), drug screen, physical abilities test, and psychological examination.
  • Carry an employer-issued cell phone while on shift.
  • Must possess or attain American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator (ABMDI) Registry Certification within 24 months of date of appointment to position.
  • Work as a team member and independently utilize strong decision making and critical thinking skills that are within the scope of this position.

 

Knowledge of:  interviewing, criminal investigation and identification procedures and techniques; methods, practices, equipment and procedures involved in handling human remains; human anatomy and physiological functions of the human body; data collection, report writing principles; procedures necessary to prepare a body for autopsy and to assist during an autopsy; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations.

 

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

Salary Grade: Local 8.050 ($4,843.00 – $6,528.00) per month

How to Apply

For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/human-resources/explore-careers-clark-county

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 66 days.

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