Employment Opportunity


Chief Deputy Coroner

Chester County Coroner's Office, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Salary: $61,314.24 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Chief Deputy Coroner oversees the daily activities of administration and operations of the Chester County Coroner’s Office.

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Duties:

Essential Duties, Tasks and Accountabilities:
  • Act in place of the Coroner as needed and directed and in accordance with state statutes
  • Supervise full-time and part-time Coroner’s Investigators
  • Carry out or supervise all medicolegal death investigations in Chester County
  • Department representative to task forces, councils, and other agencies as deemed necessary by the Coroner
  • Liaison to the Department of Emergency Services (DES), Chester County hospitals, other facilities and funeral homes
  • Coordinate, review and oversee the monthly investigator schedule
  • Assist investigators on investigations, identifications, and follow-ups as necessary or assigned by the Coroner
  • Develop and monitor the Department budget, including oversight/approval of requisitions
  • Review and approve all payroll entries for direct reports
  • Determine training needs and coordinate training with the First Deputy Coroner
  • Develop, implement, and refine guidelines and standard operating procedures of the Coroner’s office
  • Determine hiring needs and fill as necessary
  • Mentor and discipline investigator staff as necessary
  • Testify in criminal and civil proceedings
  • Develop and maintain Mass Fatality plans for the Coroner’s Office
  • Assist in obtaining and maintaining national accreditation of the Coroner’s Office
  • Perform other duties, tasks, and office functions as determined and assigned by the Coroner


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Requirements:

Qualifications / Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in health care, criminal justice, hard science (chemistry, biology, physics), forensic science or other relevant discipline
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in medicolegal death investigations in a coroner or medical examiner office, or seven (7) years of a combination of medicolegal death investigation and medical experience.
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience including budgeting and direct staff supervision
  • D-ABMDI-certified or eligible within 18 months
  • Must live in Chester County or be willing to confirm relocation within 90 days of hire
  • Completion of Pennsylvania State Coroners Education Board training within 12 months
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of county management
Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in health care, criminal justice, hard science (chemistry, biology, physics), forensic science or other relevant discipline OR MD/DO/CRNP degree
  • Knowledge of forensic techniques
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Grant-writing or financial management experience
  • Experience or training in emergency preparedness/services
  • Strong knowledge of county policies and procedure including budgeting and planning
  • Currently certified and in compliance with PA State Coroners Education Board requirements
  • Current D-ABMDI or F-ABMDI certification
Chester County Resident, or able to move to the County within 3 months.

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Posted: February 1, 2022


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