Employment Opportunity

Deputy Coroner - Trainee

Shelby County Coroner, Columbiana, Alabama

Salary: $11.96 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Deputy Coroner-Trainee position is a part-time, unclassified, hourly, entry level performing work at the direction of the Shelby County Coroner. The position is part-time and works 29 hours or less per week.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Work involves investigating death scenes, photography, specimen collection, documentation, assisting with the removal of deceased, working with outside agencies and next of kin notifications.
  • This position is required to be on the night and weekend on-call rotation.

On the job training is provided by the Coroner or the Senior Deputy Coroner.


  • High diploma for a state accredited high school or G.E.D. equivalent from a state certified program. In the State of Alabama a Certificate of Attendance does not constitute a high school diploma. If you indicate on your application that you have a high school diploma and it is determined that you don't, your application will automatically be disqualified.
  • Experience with computers.
  • Statues require that all Deputy Coroner's be at least 25 years of age and a resident of Shelby County, Alabama for at least one year prior to hire.
  • Medical background (EMT or Nursing) or education that includes successful completion of Human Anatomy and Physiology courses.
  • Willing to work non-standard hours.Willing and able to work night and weekend on-call rotation.
  • Perform all Physical Requirements as listed below.
  • Criminal Justice background
  • Medical or Legal Death Investigator background.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an indoor office environment and outdoors in extreme weather conditions, unsanitary and bio-hazard conditions and in stressful and sometimes hostile conditions.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is medium to heavy in nature and consists of walking, bending, lifting, carrying and driving. Required to assist with lifting human remains.
Other Important Requirements and Information:
  • EXAMINATIONS: No written or performance examination will be required for this position. Applicants are screened and certified based on an evaluation of their education, training, experience and other requirements as outlined in this Position Announcement and denoted on their Job Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
  • POST OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK: As part of the pre-employment procedure, former supervisors, employers, police and FBI files, plus references provided by the candidates shall be checked as a precaution against obtaining undesirable employees. Reference and background checks may or may not be completed prior to an offer of employment, and the information shall be handled as privileged information available to appointing authorities in considering applicants.
  • PRE-EMPLOYMENT/POST OFFER DRUG SCREENING: Shelby County is committed to providing and maintaining a drug-free work environment. After receiving a conditional offer of employment, applicants are required to pass a drug test conducted at a test site designated by Shelby County.
  • PRE-EMPLOYMENT POST OFFER MEDICAL EXAMINATION: As a condition of employment after receiving a job offer for this position applicants are required to pass a physical examination conducted by a licensed physician designated by Shelby County.

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Posted: February 8, 2018

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