June 8, 2024
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Job Description

This role requires a keen eye for detail, strong analytical skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders including law enforcement, medical professionals, and grieving families. The ideal candidate will have a background in forensic science, pathology, or a related field, along with a commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.


  1. Conduct thorough investigations into deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the coroner’s office.
  2. Collect and analyze evidence, including medical records, autopsy reports, witness statements, and crime scene findings, to determine the cause and manner of death.
  3. Coordinate with law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and other relevant parties to gather information and collaborate on investigations.
  4. Perform autopsies and post-mortem examinations as necessary to gather additional evidence and insights.
  5. Maintain accurate and detailed records of investigations, findings, and conclusions in accordance with established protocols and regulations.
  6. Provide expert testimony in court proceedings as needed to support findings and conclusions.
  7. Communicate findings and conclusions to family members, legal representatives, and other stakeholders with sensitivity and compassion.
  8. Stay current on developments in the field of forensic science, including new techniques, technologies, and regulations, and incorporate best practices into investigative procedures.
  9. Collaborate with other members of the coroner’s office and participate in training, meetings, and other departmental activities as required.
  10. Uphold ethical standards and adhere to applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines governing the conduct of coroner’s investigations.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, pathology, biology, or a related field; advanced degree (e.g., MD, JD, PhD) preferred.
  2. Certification or licensure as a coroner or medical examiner, or eligibility to obtain such certification or licensure.
  3. Previous experience in forensic investigations, pathology, or a related field preferred.
  4. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex medical and scientific data.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact professionally and empathetically with diverse individuals and groups.
  6. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  7. Proficiency in relevant computer software and tools for data analysis, documentation, and reporting.
  8. Commitment to upholding ethical standards, confidentiality, and integrity in all aspects of work.
  9. Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed to respond to emergencies and support ongoing investigations.
  10. Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines governing coroner’s investigations and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience conducting autopsies and post-mortem examinations.
  2. Familiarity with courtroom procedures and experience providing expert testimony.
  3. Training or certification in forensic photography, toxicology, or other specialized areas relevant to coroner’s investigations.
  4. Previous experience working in a coroner’s office, medical examiner’s office, or similar setting.
  5. Membership in professional organizations relevant to the field of forensic science or pathology.