Employment Opportunity

Forensic Investigator

Delaware County Medical Examiner, Media, Pennsylvania

Salary: $48,256.00 Annually

The Forensic Investigator is an entry level class of the series. Incumbents work under immediate supervision of the Chief of Forensic Investigations and undergo training to eventually perform investigative work independently

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Essential Duties
  • Determine if deaths fall under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Conduct telephone investigations and scene investigations, interview witnesses, and obtaining information from first responders such as police, fire and healthcare workers
  • Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Use digital photography to document death scenes and trauma to the body.
  • Use medical terminology to write investigative reports and scene narratives.
  • Use computer programs to input data into a Case Management system.
  • Incumbents are responsible for locating and notifying next of kin which includes direct interaction with distraught families.

 Earn a Degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, Computer Forensics or Forensic Psychology


  • High School Diploma with at least 1 year work experience in investigating deaths that fell under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner or Coroner's Office.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Associates Degree or higher with major course work in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Mortuary Science, Crime scene Investigation or Medical Terminology. A Bachelor's degree in the aforementioned fields with experience in a Medical Examiner or Coroner's office and 1 year work experience or practical internship experience. Work experience can be substituted for education requirement on a year-by-year basis.
Additional Information
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift and move bodies approximately 100pounds or more, be exposed to unpleasant smells, hazardous chemicals, biological fluids, and extreme weather conditions when conducting scene investigations.
  • Must be able to work any shift as necessary in a 24-hour period, including weekends and holidays. Initially work hours will include 12hrs but as staffing increases will be reduced to 8 hour shifts.
  • Must be COVID-19 vaccinated and follow mask mandates. Those who are not COVID-19 vaccinated may be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
  • Must submit to a drug test upon hire and random drug testing throughout your employment.
  • Must be able to obtain ABMDI registry level certification within two years of hire. If already ABMDI certified, must maintain certification throughout the entire employment.

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Posted: June 15, 2024

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