The position is located in the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office. It is a grant-funded position for up to 24 months and may be filled at the Forensic Investigator I or Forensic Investigator II level, dependent upon qualifications.
The schedule during training will be day shift and will require being on-call nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Once training is completed, the schedule will transition to night shift and may also require being on-call as needed.
Salary $20.01 - $32.01 (Forensic Investigator I) per hour
$21.55 - $34.47 (Forensic Investigator II) per hour Grade Code 16 Position Number 5006005 Essential Functions
Receives and reviews notification of death from law enforcement agencies, hospitals or other sources: takes information regarding incident location and other details; determines jurisdiction of death; and maintains related documentation.
Investigates deaths as assigned: conducts investigations of deaths that result from criminal, suspicious, or undetermined causes; coordinates investigation activities with other law enforcement agencies; and manages assigned caseload of investigations.
Secures death scenes: examines body and scene for clues and evidence to determine cause of death; takes photographs; collects, evaluates, and preserves evidence, including biological samples; maintains control and chain-of-custody over physical evidence gathered; ensures proper handling, packing, and transport of evidence; and coordinates transportation of body to morgue or funeral home.
Conducts interviews with witnesses, law enforcement, medical personnel, and family members: gathers information regarding personal histories, including medical and social histories; takes statements; and verifies truth/accuracy of statements.
Documents all investigative information: prepares detailed case reports and records; generates investigative summaries; and subpoenas police reports and medical records as needed.
Locates and notifies next of kin: conducts research utilizing law enforcement records, hospital records, fingerprints, Social Security records, Internet, etc.; advises family of death; and assists with funeral services, county burial, obtaining death certificates, or other details as needed.
Performs customer service functions in person and by telephone: provides information or assistance regarding department services, activities, forms, procedures, fees, or other issues; responds to routine questions and complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolution; and refers complaints/problems to appropriate personnel.
Requires shift and on-call week nights, weekends, and holidays.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hours worked per week (include over time) 40 hours + per week Department Code 150 Department Name Medical Examiner Unit Code 8390 Unit Name MEDICAL EXAMINER Position Information Position Type Grant Funded Job Category Medical Examiner Internal or External External-Open to Public Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science, Law Enforcement, Biological Sciences, Health Care, or related field required; previous experience in forensic science, crime scene processing, medical and biological lab work, death investigations, law enforcement or a related field (preferred); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
License and Certifications
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License; must obtain and maintain American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators Basic Certification within 12 months of employment.
Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, hazardous materials, toxic agents, water hazards, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.
Posting Number 02054 Posting Information
Posting Date 11/05/2018 Closing Date 11/25/2018 Open Until Filled No EEO Statement
Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.
Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please contact us if you require accommodation to apply for a position. If you need assistance, please contact us at 770-528-2541
Cobb County Government is a smoke-free environment for all employees.
Cobb County Government is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing.