Employment Opportunity

Deputy Coroner I/II - Extra Help Deputy Coroner I/II

Merced County Sheriffs Department, Merced, California

Salary: $37,897.60 - $50,814.40 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and extra help vacancies. Extra help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra Help pay is $18.22 - $20.09 per hour.

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  • Arrange and/or remove bodies from death scene and delivers to morgue or other facilities.
  • Notify and coordinate information with representatives of other criminal justice agencies.
  • Locates and notifies next of kin. Make positive identification of deceased through viewing by family members, physical description or arrange dentist to chart teeth if not able to identify with other means.
  • Interviews witnesses and relatives to obtain information about the decedent and circumstances of death.
  • Works with families of organ donors; prepares toxicology samples.
  • Requests various specialists such as forensic pathologist, toxicologists, bacteriologists and other skilled persons to aid in arriving at exact cause of death within defined procedural limits.
  • Completes final cause of death and signs death certificate.
  • Cleans autopsy room and sterilizes instruments and handles other facets of janitorial duties.
  • May have to testify in court or under deposition regarding the findings of an investigation.


Level I
  • One (1) year experience in a health care position or in emergency services preferably dealing with the deceased and their bereaved relatives.
  • OR
  • Completion of sixty (60) college units with an emphasis in administration of justice, health or physical sciences or nursing.
Level II
  • One (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in a Coroner's Office, in a position equivalent to a Deputy Coroner I.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver's License.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: August 28, 2017

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