NATURE OF WORK
This is technical and supervisory work conducting and supervising the conduct of autopsies and forensic procedures in the Medical Examiner's morgue.
Work involves assisting medical examiners in autopsies and related duties to determine, legally and medically, the cause of death, supervising and training forensic technicians and the supervision of the morgue area. Work is performed under general supervision from administrative superiors. Work is reviewed for quality and total results.
Plans, assigns, supervises and evaluates the work of technical subordinates.
Assists in training programs presented for those outside the Medical Examiner's Office.
Assists a medical examiner in collecting evidence at the scene.
Coordinates the release of remains to funeral homes.
Reviews police or investigative reports concerning medical and other background information which may be related to an autopsy.
Makes plans for disaster coverage; visits disaster scenes with medical examiners and makes preparations.
Preserves body specimens required as legal evidence.
Completes animal autopsies in special cases such as those where suspicion of poison is involved.
Orders supplies used in autopsy and x-ray functions, as well as janitorial supplies used for building maintenance.
Assists superiors in planning research projects; collects and categorizes various specimens for research study.
Prepares reports using a personal computer with basic office software and agency specific applications.
Performs related work and other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of autopsy procedures used in pathological examinations and aseptic and de-contamination procedures.
Considerable knowledge of maintenance of morgue instruments and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomical pathology.
Considerable knowledge of forensic fingerprinting, palm-printing and x-ray procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
Ability to learn the administrative procedures for the operation of the Medical Examiner's Office.
Ability to demonstrate a mature and respectful approach to the disagreeable phases of work involved.
Ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive case histories.
Ability to work with cadavers in a decomposed, burned, or mutilated state.
Ability to use a personal computer.
Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or political affiliation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field closely related to the assignment; four (4) years of experience in forensic autopsy work which includes two years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Established/Revised: E10/1976 R4/2005