Investigator II, Non POST

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description
Do you have investigation experience? If so, then the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) seeks you as a Full TIME Medicolegal Death Investigator to cover nights, weekend and holiday shifts in Salt Lake County. In this role you will be responsible to provide scene and telephonic response to deaths reported to the OME. The Investigations section is responsible for the investigation of all deaths falling under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Medical Examiner under Utah Code 26-4-7, including initial scene response as well as coordinating transportation of decedents, processing evidence, identifying decedents, and follow-up on investigations to aid in the determination of cause and manner of death. You will not be required to respond to situations that involve threats to public safety. Due to the nature of this position, compliance to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services Employee Immunization policy is required. Travel is required. You will need to be able to respond to a call within 30 minutes anywhere within Salt Lake County.

Principal Duties
As a Medicolegal Death Investigator you will:

Perform scene investigations which include researching and gathering information, interviewing witnesses, and writing investigative findings as documentation for the Utah Medical Examiner Database; and the determination of jurisdiction of deaths reported to the OME.
Assist medical examiners/forensic pathologists with complete documentation of evidence collected and recorded chain of custody, reports, and records gathering and review, and other requests as needed.
Be familiar with laws and regulations regarding death investigation in Utah.
Respond to incoming questions and complaints, provide information as allowed by law, explain policies and procedures, and facilitate resolution of issues as they arise.
Facilitate information exchange between investigators and organ and tissue donation coordinators to allow for timely donation of organs and tissues.
Coordinate information exchanges with law enforcement entities, treating physicians, attorneys and families.

The Ideal CandidateLaw enforcement investigative experience of 5 years or more conducting detailed investigations such as death investigation or related work.
Has experience as a medicolegal death investigator.
Has a certification by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) within two years of the hire date.
Has strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Has a medical degree or training (PA, NP, RN, paramedic, EMT, etc.) and current certification.
Has a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in forensic science, medical/nursing, or science.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. Along with the satisfaction of completing investigations by the OME you will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Medical Examiner, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check.


Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:

The working conditions vary based on the time of year, weather, and location of the investigation scene. This position requires the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment.
The OME operates 24 hours per day / 7 days per week. The shifts vary from Monday- Friday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM to nights, weekends, and holidays as well.
Physical RequirementsThis position requires physical exertion. You may be required to stand for long periods of time, hike mountainous terrain, or to walk over rough surfaces. In addition, you may be required to bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, or lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner or for long periods of time.

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