NATURE OF WORK
This is supervisory, technical, laboratory and investigative work in the Office of the Medical Examiner.
Work involves supervising the work of subordinate investigators and support staff and interviewing and research in office and field settings to determine cause and manner of death
Employees in this class are responsible directly to the Medical Examiner for field investigations. Exercises considerable independent judgment and expertise in daily operations. Supervision is provided by an administrative superior and the Medical Examiner through conferences, review of reports, and direct observation.
Approves and signs certificates and permits issued by the Medical Examiner's Office, acting as a sub-registrar in the absence of state designated personnel.
Assists in preparing budgets and oversees budget issues of the Investigations Section.
Determines whether cases are appropriately under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner; refers cases to police where appropriate; serves as liaison for the Medical Examiner’s Office to the medical community, funeral directors, law enforcement agencies and the public.
Participates directly in the investigation of the more difficult cases.
Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the medical/legal investigative and support staff; assists subordinates with interviewing in the more difficult cases and in resolving complaints.
Prepares narrative and technical reports using computer based applications.
Responsible for ensuring that fact-finding information reports are compiled and recorded in the case records; prepares reports using basic computer-based office applications; serves as liaison to other sections of the Medical Examiner's Office and other agencies regarding case findings and progress.
Supervises and trains subordinates in crime laboratory techniques.
Uses a personal computer.
Works directly with the Medical Examiner in analyzing information collected in the field.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the Florida Statutes which apply to the work of the Medical Examiner's Office including issuance of certificates and permits.
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of criminology.
Considerable knowledge of the office procedures of the Medical Examiner's Office.
Considerable knowledge of medical terminology, physiology, anatomy and crime laboratory techniques including photography.
Knowledge of the geography of the county.
Ability to interview for fact finding purposes.
Ability to supervise and train subordinate employees.
Ability to communicate effectively. orally and in writing.
Ability to demonstrate a mature, respectful approach to disagreeable phases of work involved.
Ability to write reports using computer-based applications.
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 medical technology, biology, criminology, law, or other field closely related to this assignment; four (4) years of experience in criminal investigation including two (2) years of experience in the use of medical terminology and two (2) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience. A candidate must be certified at a minimum at the Diplomat level with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI), or obtain such certification within 24 months of commencement of employment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Position involves field work and driving is required. Must possess a valid Florida driver's license during employment. Must be able to drive. Must obtain and maintain authority to drive on County business.
Bargaining Unit: White Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab ./Revised: E11/80 R7/13