Employment Opportunity

Deputy Coroner - Trainee

Shelby County Coroner's Office, Columbiana, Alabama

Salary: $11.96 per hour

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The Deputy Coroner-Trainee position is an entry level with the Shelby County Coroner's Office. The position is part-time and works 29 hours or less per week. On the job training is provided by the Coroner or the Senior Deputy Coroner.

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Work involves investigating death scenes, photography, specimen collection, documentation, assisting with the removal of deceased, working with outside agencies and next of kin notifications. This position is required to be on the night and weekend on-call rotation.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience with computers.
  • Statues require that all Deputy Coroner's be at least 25 years of age and a resident of Shelby County, Alabama for at least one year prior to hire.
  • Medical background (EMT or Nursing) or education that includes successful completion of Human Anatomy and Physiology courses.
  • Willing to work non-standard hours. Willing and able to work night and weekend on-call rotation.
  • Perform all Physical Requirements as listed below.
  • Criminal Justice background
  • Medical or Legal Death Investigator background.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an indoor office environment and outdoors in extreme weather conditions, unsanitary and bio-hazard conditions and in stressful and sometimes hostile conditions.
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is medium to heavy in nature and consists of walking, bending, lifting, carrying and driving. Required to assist with lifting human remains.

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Posted: September 13, 2016

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