Medicolegal Death Investigators (2)

Clatsop County Oregon - Sheriff, 800 EXCHANGE STREET, ASTORIA, Oregon, United States of America Req #245
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Clatsop County occupies the northwest corner of Oregon bounded to the north by the Columbia River and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Named for the Clatsop Indians, Clatsop County is rich in history, scenery and opportunity.

Seeking two regular part-time medicolegal professionals (average 10 to 16 hours per week) to conduct death investigations in cooperation with law enforcement and work closely with the Sheriff’s Office and MDI team to provide expert witness testimony and legal documentation for court trials and appearances. This position is represented by the Clatsop County Law Enforcement Association.

Mandatory Qualifications

CMDI, NAME, or NIJ 40-hour certification in death investigation completed within a year of hire. Able to draw biological specimens, accurately describe remains, and examine mutilated, decomposed, and partial remains. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively and empathetically share information regarding policies, science, medicine, and state statutes, as well as grand jury, inquest and/or courtroom testimony.


Desired Qualifications

Advanced coursework in biology, physiology or chemistry, knowledge of human anatomy. Nursing, physician’s assistant, or paramedic experience. Strong writing skills with an understanding of complex, detailed medical and legal terminology.  Experience working with law enforcement.


How to Apply

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Your application must clearly show your qualifications for the position in order to receive further consideration. During any phase of the hiring process, applicants with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodation to assist them to demonstrate their qualification to perform the duties of the job, should inform Human Resources. Prior to hiring, candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

This announcement is generally descriptive of the duties and qualifications for the job. It is not to be construed as an expressed or implied contract.


Clatsop County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clatsop County is an Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all
employees in all matters of employment (such as hiring, promotion, transfer, training, layoff, compensation,
fringe benefits and termination) regardless of ethnicity/race, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability,
veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $26.28
  • Max Hiring Rate $35.56
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