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Denver's Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) is dedicated to advancing Denver's environmental and public health goals. DDPHE works collaboratively with city, state and community partners to conduct education, community engagement, and enforcement to promote healthy people, healthy pets, and a sustainable environment. DDPHE oversees a number of services related to public health and the environment and is comprised of seven divisions: the Executive Director’s Office; Community & Behavioral Health; Public Health Inspections; Denver Animal Protection; Office of the Medical Examiner; Environmental Quality, and the Office of Sustainability. The Department’s programs are funded from many sources, including the General Fund, Environmental Services Enterprise Fund, state grants, federal grants, private grants, contracts, and donations. For more information on DDPHE’s programs and services, visit the DDPHE website at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health.html
The Office of the Medical Examiner investigates all violent, suspicious and unexpected natural deaths that occur in the City and County of Denver. The goal of forensic investigation and autopsy is to develop logical, scientific, and unbiased information necessary to determine the cause and manner of death for the proper and accurate completion of the death certificate and autopsy report. The agency also offers death expert testimony/consultation, death scene response and investigation, and deceased identification and death notification. OME reports and other information can be found at: http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health/our-divisions/office-of-the-medicalexaminer.html .
DDPHE has an opening for a part-time, on-call Coroner’s Investigator. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conducts investigations and ascertains the cause, manner, and circumstances of reportable death.
Determines investigative technique, scope, timing and direction of investigations.
Locates the next of kin by contacting designated representatives, treatment agencies, family members, insurance companies, and other interested parties.
Researches and verifies decedent identity through police records, treatment agencies, employers, and description from friends and family, and uses medical history, x-rays, fingerprints, dental information and insurance reports to compile supplemental reports.
Verifies cause of death for death certificate investigation to determine if further investigation by the Coroner’s Office is required.
Evaluates and preserves all information and documentation gathered, secures personal effects, home, and other personal property of decedent pending arrival of family, personal representative, or public administrator.
Maintains investigation records including reports of decedents, statistical data from logs, and special project assignments.
Performs research, assembles and organizes documents, and provides information to insurance companies, attorneys, and other interested parties.
Other duties as assigned
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Nursing, or a related field.
Experience Requirement: Eighteen months (18 months) of professional experience conducting comprehensive investigations of complex criminal/ civil cases, or a related field. One (1) year of internship with the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner could substitute for one (1) year of required experience.
Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
Condition of Employment: It is a condition of employment that the Denver Police Forensics & Evidence Division form for consent for collection of a DNA sample be completed at the time of hire.
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CN1865 Coroner's Investigator
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Pay Range $27.58 - $40.27
Department of Environmental Health
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