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Deputy Coroner

Eagle County Coroner, Eagle, Colorado

Salary: $23.09- $28.87 Hourly (plus daily on-call pay of $24 for weekdays, $30 for weekends and $50 for holidays)

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Part-time position.

The Deputy Coroner will conduct investigations of all deaths and related procedures which fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Coroner. To be in charge when assigned by the Coroner. To conduct a Medicolegal Death Investigation, positively identify the deceased, and notify the next of kin. To observe and or assist forensic pathologist with autopsies if asked to do so and to maintain a proper chain of custody with all evidence, including scene and autopsy photographs.

Schedule: This is an on-call/occasional position. Must be able to take call: 24 hour call, at least but not limited to 5-6 days a month which can include weekends and holidays.

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  • Respond to scene of death and investigates the death scene, photograph, sketch, and properly remove or assist in removal of a body or bodies from scene.
  • Collect physical evidence pertinent to the death investigation.
  • Interview families, friends, professionals and others associated with the deceased.
  • Obtain statements, documents and related factual evidence.
  • Examine and understand records needed in death investigation.
  • Review information obtained to determine cause of death and identify the deceased, when necessary.
  • Administer proper procedures in notification of next-of-kin and releasing property.
  • Will have necessary documentation for forensic pathologist prior to autopsy.
  • Confer with medical, social, workers, law enforcement agencies related to investigative cases.
  • Prepare investigative reports, press releases and maintain records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in related fields of medicine (paramedic, nursing) or criminology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least three years experience in customer service, an administrative or technical position or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which produces the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • At least one year law enforcement, medical field training/experience (paramedic or nursing) or firefighting preferred.
  • Valid Colorado Driver's License required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year from date of hire: CCA certification OR Diplomate with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. (ABMDI).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Medicine, Anatomy and/ or able to interpret medical records.
  • Investigative techniques, interviewing techniques and procedures.
  • Applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
  • Colorado Coroner's Statutes
  • Sources used in obtaining applicable data.
  • Be able to perform under stressful operational and administrative environments.
  • Be able to work on team as a team member.
  • Have attention to detail
  • Be non judgmental, supportive and compassionate.
  • Obtain information and evidence by observation, record examination and interviews.
  • Analyze and evaluate information obtained from applicable sources.
  • Secure and present evidence in oral and written form.
  • Interpret and comply with laws and regulations governing investigation.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with a variety of individuals and agencies.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, drag, or push an average body weight of 100 to 200 lbs both alone and with help.
  • Must be able to have cell phone reception at all times including at your house.
  • Must be able to respond to scenes within an hour.

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Posted: October 8, 2020

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