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Deputy Medical Examiner

La Crosse County Medical Examiner's Office, La Crosse, Wisconsin

On Call Salary: Rate of pay when on-call is $2.00/hr. When called in: $15.00/hr.

Final Filing Date: Continuous

La Crosse County Medical Examiner's Office is seeking a Deputy Medical Examiner. The Medical Examiner's office conducts investigations of all deaths of an unusual or violent nature or in cases where no physician was in attendance within 30 days preceding death.

Rate of pay when on-call is $2.00/hr. When called in: $15.00/hr.

Hours/Schedule: This is an on-call position that will be scheduled to be on call nights, weekends and holidays. Each deputy will be expected to cover 12 on call shifts per month – a shift is 12 hours. A weekend is 4 consecutive shifts and deputies are assigned 1 weekend every 5 weeks as part of a rotation. During an initial training period a greater number of hours will be required. There will be a preference to hire persons with the greatest flexibility in scheduling.

We will be accepting applications only until the position is filled, and this listing may be closed without notice, so you are encouraged to Apply Today!

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Responds to death calls, observes the death scene, questions witnesses, and examines evidence to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.
  • Verifies that individuals are deceased and notifies next of kin as soon as possible.
  • Collects samples and specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Arranges for performance of pathological or medicological examinations and other tests, including autopsies, as individual situations warrant, and may accompany bodies to autopsies.
  • Performs physical examinations and tests incidental to any matter of a criminal nature when requested by the Court or District Attorney.
  • Testifies as an expert witness when requested concerning the facts and conclusions disclosed by autopsies, physical examinations and any other tests performed.
  • Obtains personal data and medical history of the deceased by examining documents and interviewing relatives, friends and acquaintances of the deceased.
  • Completes forms, questionnaires and reports and prepares and presents same.
  • Completes and signs death certificates.


  • Two years accredited post high school education in nursing, medicine, pre-med, paramedic, EMT, criminal justice, police science or closely related field.
  • Two years experience in an above-mentioned field.
  • Strong preference for experience conducting investigations.
  • Valid driver's license and access to personal transportation, or other reliable means of city and rural travel on a 24-hour basis.
  • Must be available 24 hours per day when on call, and must reside in a location where there is a fast response time to death scene calls.
  • Must pass criminal record background check suitable for law enforcement.

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Posted: September 5, 2017

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