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3 Nov 2022

Full-Time Operations Manager – Medical Examiner’s Office

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

Job Description

Job Summary

The Medical Examiner’s Office maintains high community visibility. The Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining all administrative functioning of the office, directly supervising staff to ensure effective service for community members and support for allied county departments (e.g., Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, and the Public Health Department) and municipal law enforcement departments. Incumbents forecast, plan, develop, and implement strategies to accomplish goals, priorities, and objectives including managing department resources, developing, interpreting, monitoring, adjusting, and implementing policies and procedures, managing daily operations, and handling considerable complexity in program budget processes. The position supports the Chief Medical Examiner in the execution of department functions as well as providing management and supervision to a team of death investigators, operations staff, and autopsy technicians.  Incumbents represent the department at various events such as: meetings, hearings, training, and bid openings and ensures that department goals, views and positions are served. The incumbent responds to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints and resolves operational and policy issues. Incumbent is expected to exercise care evaluating political and policy ramifications for the office in alignment with National Association of Medical Examiner accreditation and RCW updates.


Experience & Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in public administration or related field, plus a minimum of five years of progressively complex experience in operations management working within one or more of the following allied professions – law enforcement, Fire/EMS, emergency management, healthcare, public health, or criminal/civil law. Incumbents must demonstrate experience working with diverse community members, group facilitation, and program coordination.  All combinations of education, experience and training that demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered. Master’s Degree in Public Administration preferred.


Research shows that many job candidates – especially individuals from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, gender non-binary/non-conforming individuals and women – look at job postings as lists of requirements, which can have a measurable effect on responses to the posting. We will consider any combination of relevant work and lived experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills and abilities as qualifying for this position. We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive team and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds to apply.




  • Effectively plan, direct, and delegate program components.
  • Assign, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Delegate responsibility and authority to carry out policy directives of the governing authority in an effective and timely manner.
  • Write clear and concise reports, memoranda, and letters.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and formulate recommendations.


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Salary Grade: M2.827 $6,834.00 – $9,655.00- per month

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

Job expires in 65 days.

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