Employment Opportunity

Deputy Coroner I/II

Sacramento County Coroner, Sacramento, California

Salary: $63,203.76 - $88,552.08 Annually

Final Filing Date: August 26, 2022

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under general supervision, the Deputy Coroner I/II:
  • Conducts investigations to determine the jurisdiction, circumstances, manner and cause of deaths which occur within the jurisdiction of the Sacramento County's Coroner's Office.

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Knowledge of
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Principles, methods and techniques of investigation and interviewing with emphasis on investigation of deaths to determine cause and manner
  • Techniques and sources for identifying and locating persons
  • Rules of evidence and standard techniques for gathering and preserving evidence
  • Basic anatomy and medical terminology
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • Medical and laboratory procedures related to death investigation
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Ability to
  • Understand and follow oral instructions and Coroner's Office procedures and laws
  • Accurately observe and record information relating to deaths
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with the public and other governmental agencies in situations that are highly stressful
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with department personnel, law enforcement agencies, other coroner's offices, medical offices, the media, and others
  • Interpret laws and regulations
  • Write clear and concise reports, field notes, and correspondence and maintain accurate records using modern office equipment
  • Analyze and interpret medical and other technical reports relating to investigations and assess them for completeness and accuracy
  • Learn the use and care of small firearms
Minimum Qualifications
  • Successful completion of 60 semester (90 quarter) units from an accredited college or university with at least 9 semester (13 quarter) units of coursework in criminal justice, life science, health science, or other closely related field.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice, life science, health science or other closely related field from an accredited college or university is desirable, but not required.

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