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Clark County, NV CORONER INVESTIGATOR in Las Vegas, Nevada

CORONER INVESTIGATOR

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CORONER INVESTIGATOR

Salary

$22.64 - $35.06 Hourly

Location

Clark County - Las Vegas, NV

Job Type

PERMANENT

Department

Coroner

Job Number

18692

Closing

9/22/2020 5:01 PM Pacific

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Coroner Investigator position performs thorough, systematic and timely medico legal investigations to determine the cause and manner of death in cases referred to the Coroner's Office.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school AND three (3) years of full-time investigative work performing criminal and/or civil investigations or experience in a medical or medicolegal setting. Successful completion of the Clark County Coroner's Office Reserve Training Program may be substituted for the required experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment. American Board of Mediolegal Death Investigation (ABMDI) certification is preferred. Must obtain and maintain ABMDI certification within two years from date of hire.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Responds to the scene of death; secures or assists in securing the scene of death and protecting evidence; ensures identification of the decedent and arranges for transport to the morgue. Interviews individuals at the scene to obtain relevant information; reports any unusual or suspicious circumstances to the appropriate law enforcement agency and provides appropriate information to their personnel. Documents, impounds, examines and identifies all medications and/or drugs prior to proper disposition within a controlled manner. Governs custody of the demised body and appendages by inaugurating logistical support while maintaining chain of evidence. If decedent cannot be positively identified, locates and secures such items as medical and dental information to be used in the forensic process. Provides support and explanations of procedures and findings to family members or others; makes referrals to appropriate community agencies as warranted. Conducts follow-up investigations by searching records, personal effects, etc., and by interviewing individuals who may have relevant information; maintains contact with law enforcement agencies as required. Gathers, documents and maintains the chain of evidence; maintains accurate records and files. Prepares written reports of findings and distributes to the proper authorities; testifies in court regarding the content and validity of the findings. Provides sworn court testimony regarding the investigation conducted and attests to the validity of any or all information documented. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. May review the work and provide instruction and guidance to part-time investigators. May serve subpoenas, transport witnesses and perform related incidental work. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the performance of the work. Drives a personal or County motor vehicle in the course of the work

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility and strength to work in a combined office and field setting, including being able to lift and maneuver equipment or decedents weighing more than 100 pounds with proper equipment, stamina to stand and walk for extended periods, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan

  • Disability Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Employer-Paid Retirement

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Credit Union Eligibility

  • Nevada has no State Income Tax

CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

01

Please indicate which type of investigations you have experience conducting. (Check all that apply)

  • No Experience

  • Criminal Investigations

  • Civil Investigations

  • Medico-legal Death Investigations

02

Have you successfully completed the Clark County Coroner's Office Reserve Training Program?

  • Yes

  • No

03

If you answered yes to the question above, please submit a copy of your Clark County Coroner's Office Training Program certificate in order to substitute for the required work experience.

Certifications may be attached to your online job application or emailed to gvillalta@clarkcountynv.gov.

Your name, recruitment title, and exam number must be clearly written on the certificate.

  • Yes, I successfully completed the Clark County Coroner's Office Training Program and understand I must submit a copy of my certificate to substitute for the required work experience.

  • No, I do not possess a Clark County Coroner's Office Training Program certificate

04

Are you currently certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)?

  • Yes

  • No

05

If you answered yes to the question above, please provide the following: Type N/A in not certified.

Date Certified:

Certification Number:

Expiration Date.

06

Do you possess a Bachelor's degree or higher in any of the following fields?

  • Criminal Justice

  • Forensic Science

  • Social Science

  • Law Enforcement

  • Nursing

  • Other related degree

  • I do not currently possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher in any of the fields listed

07

The following skills assessment is a self-assessment used to evaluate an applicant's training and experience.

I understand that:

A) Part-time experience must be prorated and credited as half of full-time experience (i.e., if you performed the task for two years in a part-time position, 20 hours per week, you can only credit yourself with one year of experience in that area)

B) Knowledge and experience levels indicated by my skills assessment responses must be supported by the work experience listed on my application;

C) Any falsification or misrepresentation of the information listed on the employment application or skills assessment may result in removal from the eligibility list or rescinding a job offer;

D) Responses to assessment questions that are not supported by the work history listed on the application may result in question scores being adjusted to receive 0 points. The adjusted scores will be used when determining score ranking for interviews;

E) I further understand that since exam scores will be automatically generated based on the applicant's response to each item in the assessment, score appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.

  • I understand this recruitment includes a supplemental skills assessment and that the answers I provide must be consistent with the work history detailed on my application and that scoring appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.

08

How many years of professional, full-time work experience do you have performing criminal and/or civil investigations?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to 3 years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years

09

Please list the employer(s) where your experience was obtained in Question (#8). Type N/A if you have no related experience. See Template Below.

Employer Name:

Job Title:

Hours Worked Per Week:

10

How many years of professional, full-time work experience do you have working in a medical or medico-legal setting?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to 3 years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years

11

Please list the employer(s) where your experience was obtained in Question (#10). Type N/A if you have no related experience. See Template Below.

Employer Name:

Job Title:

Hours Worked Per Week:

12

How many years of professional, full-time work experience do you have performing medical assessments of natural diseases, injuries, evidence recovery or crime scene processing?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to 3 years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years

13

Please list the employer(s) where your experience was obtained in Question (#12). Type N/A if you have no related experience. See Template Below.

Employer Name:

Job Title:

Hours Worked Per Week:

14

How many years of professional, full-time work experience do you have conducting a medical evaluation or medico-legal investigation and obtaining documentation?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to 3 years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years

15

Please list the employer(s) where your experience was obtained in Question (#14). Type N/A if you have no related experience. See Template Below.

Employer Name:

Job Title:

Hours Worked Per Week:

16

How many years of professional, full-time work experience do you have performing first responder life saving measures or emergency/trauma level care/examinations?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to 3 years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years

17

Please list the employer(s) where your experience was obtained in Question (#16). Type N/A if you have no related experience. See Template Below.

Employer Name:

Job Title:

Hours Worked Per Week:

18

How many years of professional, full-time work experience do you have conducting interviews with family, patients or informants and preparing written medical or investigative reports?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 2 years

  • 2 to 3 years

  • 3 to 4 years

  • 4 to 5 years

  • More than 5 years

19

Please list the employer(s) where your experience was obtained in Question (#18). Type N/A if you have no related experience. See Template Below.

Employer Name:

Job Title:

Hours Worked Per Week:

Required Question

Agency

Clark County

Address

500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, 3rd Floor

PO Box 551791

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89155-1791

Phone

(702)455-4565

Website

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov

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