Employment Opportunity

Forensic Transporter I

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Final Filing Date: May 31, 2021

Under the direction of the Supervisory Forensic Investigator I, the Forensic Transporter responds to death scenes, healthcare facilities, and residences throughout Harris County to recover and transport human remains to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS).

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  • Drives transport vehicles to and from scenes/hospitals/etc.
  • Assists in coordinating organ procurement agencies.
  • Check-in decedents to HCIFS on arrival to morgue.
  • Performs x-rays on decedents as required by pre-autopsy, post-autopsy, anthropology, and other requests.
  • Takes digital fingerprints on decedents on arrival to HCIFS and follow-up with identification as needed (including rebanding of decedents).
  • Performs inventory of decedent personal property at scenes.
  • Performs inventory of decedents prescription medications obtained from scene, healthcare facility, or residence.
  • Answers main investigations line and triage phone calls and notification of death calls.
  • Assists funeral homes with death certificate information via telephone.
  • Completes death inquests with assistance of Forensic Investigators.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Supervisory Forensic Investigator and/or Director of Forensic Investigations Division.


  • Associate degree or 60 hours of college education from an accredited college or university.
  • No experience is required.
  • A valid Texas Driver's License is required.
  • Good oral (specifically via telephone) and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Physical strength to move and manipulate decedents weighing 200 pounds and over from the scene of death or healthcare facility, in and out of transport vehicles, and from stretcher to morgue trays using acceptable techniques.
  • To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.
  • Transcripts may be required prior to interview; official certified transcripts will be required prior to any job offer.
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, and radiograph equipment.
  • Knowledge of word processing and other computer programs.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is highly desired.
  • Previous experience with patient transport, decedent transport, or other related experience.

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Posted: April 9, 2021

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