Employment Opportunity

Assistant Medical Investigator

Navajo County Health District, Show Low, Arizona

Salary: $18.05 - $22.55 Hourly

Final Filing Date: Continuous

Part-Time position.

Under general supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty investigating unattended or unnatural deaths, performs other work as assigned. This position reports to the Senior Medico-Legal Death Investigator.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Prepares bodies and assists with autopsy examinations
  • Gathers information, maintains records and prepares reports.
  • Collects toxicological specimens and submits them for analysis.
  • Assists with the processing of death certificates, property records and body handling records.
  • Catalogs evidentiary materials. Ensures evidence is obtained and stored properly.
  • Ensures quality of all forensic photography.
  • May conduct training on death investigation procedures.
  • Provides decedent removal and transportation to funeral homes/morgue facilities.


Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of investigative work.
  • Knowledge of basic laws of evidence and relevant laws pertaining to death investigations.
  • Skill in gathering, analyzing and evaluating facts and evidence.
  • Skill in acting quickly and calmly with proper judgment in emergency situations.
  • Skill in maintaining accurate and timely documentation and records.
  • Skill in effectively communicating verbally and in writing.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree in a related field;
  • AND
  • Valid Arizona Driver's License;
  • AND
  • Must pass background check, criminal history check and polygraph;
  • AND
  • Be capable of lifting heavy weight (up to 140 pounds);
  • AND
  • Have the ability to work under adverse conditions;
  • AND
  • May be required to work weekends, holidays, and be available to respond to calls at all times;
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of training, education and work experience.
Certification as Diplomate of the American Board of Medico-Legal Death Investigators is desirable.

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Posted: May 29, 2019

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