Employment Opportunity


Deputy Coroner I - Autopsy Technician

El Paso County Coroner's Office, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Salary: $17.00 Hourly

Final Filing Date: February 18, 2019

This is a part-time position which allows for work up to 25 hours per week.

Assists the medical examiner in performing forensic autopsies.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Prepares decedent and autopsy suite for autopsies by weighing, measuring, and photographing the decedent, and setting up tools, supplies and evidence gathering equipment.
  • Assists the medical examiner in performing the autopsy and becomes the custodian of all evidence collected during the autopsy.
  • Assists the investigator with pertinent autopsy paperwork.
  • Categorizes autopsy photo slides.
  • Cleans the autopsy suite, including laundering of autopsy gowns and proper disposal of contaminated/biohazard waste.
  • Prepares the decedent for release to the funeral home, including documentation and release of the decedent's personal property and evidence to law enforcement officials. Prepares and provides professional testimony in court, relation to certain cases.
  • Cleans and stocks the autopsy suite.
  • Serves as member of disaster team when designated by Coroner.
  • May greet the public, answer telephone calls and perform clerical tasks.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma with anatomy/physiology coursework preferred.
  • Work experience relating to the position.
  • Ability to maintain professional composure when communicating with the Coroner's staff, hospital staff, law enforcement agencies, funeral homes, families of decedents, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with deceased persons.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, physical examination and drug screen.
Licenses/Certificates
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
Work Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting and at the death scene.
  • Traveling to the scene, next of kin and hospitals is required.
  • May be exposed daily to chemical and biological hazards.
  • Work may be performed under constant emotional stress from dealing with decedents' families.
  • Must be able to work changing and rotating schedules, including various days, shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to be on-call and respond to emergency situations.
  • Constantly utilizes eye, hand, and finger coordination to perform job tasks.
  • Normal color vision is required, due to need to examine and classify evidentiary materials and to process and interpret photographic and electronic images.
  • Must be able to traverse rough, unimproved terrain on foot, in extreme weather and frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, balance, negotiate stairs, climb and crouch to perform job duties, often while simultaneously lifting.
  • Must be able to safely lift, push, pull and carry 100 pounds, including deceased bodies in tight quarters; assists medical examiner in eviscerating decedents.
  • Due to highly potential exposure all Coroner staff is required to obtain Hepatitis B vaccination and tuberculosis testing. Vaccination for Hepatitis B and annual tuberculosis skin test are provided. Any staff who refuses such vaccination/testing must provide annually written documentation stating the reason(s), which will be kept on file.

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Posted: February 11, 2019


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